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Check out the latest media coverage of Duke engineering research and education.

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The Wall Street Journal | June 2, 2021

Bill Gates Backs New Venture Fund Focused on Metamaterials

Featuring David Smith

Backed by Bill Gates, a new venture fund has launched to invest in startups commercializing metamaterials, a field of research pioneered by ECE Professor David Smith.

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Gizmodo | May 28, 2021

Smartwatches Can Predict Your Blood Test Results, Study Finds

Featuring Jessilyn Dunn

BME Professor Jessilyn Dunn finds that wearable data on heart rate, body temperature and daily activity can be used to flag early signs of some conditions, as well as predict the results of clinical blood tests.

Autism Science Foundation | May 28, 2021

Eye Gaze and Real-Life Early Detection Tools: An Interview With Researchers From Duke

Featuring George Chang

ECE Postdoctoral Research George Chang joins Geri Dawson, director of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, to talk about the progress of an app that tracks a baby's gaze to spot early signs of autism.

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BBC Sounds | May 26, 2021

Why Time Flies (and How to Slow It Down)

Featuring Adrian Bejan

Armando Iannucci explores why time appears to speed up alarmingly as we age with MEMS Professor Adrian Bejan.

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Newsweek | May 25, 2021

Scientists Invent Smart Toilet That Sends Poop Data to Your Doctor

Featuring Sonia Grego

ECE Associate Research Professor Sonia Grego is working with Associate Professor of Medicine Deborah Fisher to develop a "smart toilet" that can use stool photos and AI to diagnose disease.

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The Chronicle | May 24, 2021

‘Our Time is Finite’: Pratt Dean Ravi Bellamkonda Talks Success, the Undergraduate Experience and Living a Good Life

Featuring Ravi Bellamkonda

Dean Ravi Bellamkonda talks about how he's reshaped the undergraduate engineering experience during his time at Duke.

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National Science Foundation | May 19, 2021

Researchers Develop Mathematical Model to Predict Disease Spread Patterns

Featuring Gaby Katul

New CEE Professor Gaby Katul works with colleagues to use COVID-19 data to develop a model that can predict where, in what patterns and how quickly disease will spread.

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Discover Magazine | May 17, 2021

Why Scientists Don’t Want Our Poop To Go To Waste

Featuring Marc Deshusses

CEE Professor Marc Deshusses discusses a number of evolving technologies aimed at making better use of human waste, including his own startup, 374Water.

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Endpoints | May 10, 2021

Startup Sets Out to Tackle the Gene Therapy Manufacturing Crisis

Featuring Ashutosh Chilkoti

BME Chair and Professor Ashutosh Chilkoti has helped his former PhD student Kelli Luginbuhl secure $7 million in seed funding to launch a start-up aimed at increasing the manufacturing efficiency of the adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) used to deliver gene therapies to cells.

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The Verge | May 7, 2021

The Autonomous World is Shrinking - It's Overdue

Featuring Missy Cummings

ECE Professor Missy Cummings has long been critical of claims that self-driving cars are in our near future. It's a view that is now coming to be seen as reality.

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