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

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WRAL Tech Wire | May 16, 2018

Duke, NCSU Research Could Lead to Designing Artificial Muscles, Reconfigurable Computers

Featuring Nan Jokerst

Nan Jokerst and graduate student Ugonna Ohiri have demonstrated the first custom semiconductor microparticles that can be steered into various configurations repeatedly while suspended in water.

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New Atlas | April 30, 2018

CRISPR Study Reduces Cholesterol in Mice without 'Editing' DNA

Featuring Charles Gersbach

Charles Gersbach has used CRISPR to switch off certain genes in mice to reduce cholesterol levels, marking the first time CRISPR has been used to silence genes – without making edits – in adult animals.

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The Atlantic | April 27, 2018

Cupholders Are Everywhere

Featuring Henry Petroski

Henry Petroski comments on the origins of the humble cup holder, which has come to dominate the designs of our cars' interiors.

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Quartz | April 26, 2018

Everything Created is Predicted by Nature: A New Video Explains the Physics of Flow

Featuring Adrian Bejan

A video from the recent Benjamin Franklin Medal awards ceremony explains Adrian Bejan's constructal theory.

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Triangle Business Journal | April 24, 2018

Duke University Spinout Acquired for up to $30M

Featuring Charles Gersbach

Duke University spinout Element Genomics – founded in 2015 – has been acquired by Belgium-based biopharmaceutical giant UCB for up to $30 million, including upfront and milestone payments.

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Knowable Magazine | April 23, 2018

Invisibility Aside, Metamaterials Are Making Waves

Featuring David Smith

Materials that manipulate light and sound in ways not seen in nature may be ready for prime time, improving imaging and communications

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American Scientist | April 16, 2018

Dirty Rainbows

Featuring Mike Bergin

A blog post in American Scientist relates Michael Bergin's research into how pollutants are lowering the efficiencies of solar panels.

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The News and Observer | April 10, 2018

Duke Professor's Beautiful Law of Human Progress

Featuring Adrian Bejan

A week before Adrian Bejan is set to accept the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering, the News and Observer reviews how his theories explain the slow and steady march of evolution both in nature and human society. 

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Financial Times | March 29, 2018

‘Invisibility Cloak’ Metamaterials Make Their Way into Products

Featuring David Smith

David Smith is taking the metamaterials technology that created the first invisibility cloak to a number of commercial products.

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Stem Cell Podcast | March 29, 2018

Heart Patch

Featuring Nenad Bursac

Dr. Nenad Bursac talks about a technology his group has developed and tested as a candidate therapy for myocardial infarction and heart failure.

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