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

Gizmodo | November 16, 2018

New Mucus Study Could Hold the Key to Clearing Your Phlegm

Featuring Michael Rubeinstein

Michael Rubinstein joins UNC collaborators on the first study of the mechanical properties of mucus, and how understanding them could lead to better therapies to rid people of chronic coughs. 

American Mathematical Society | November 13, 2018

Screening for Autism

Featuring Jordan Hashemi

Jordan Hashemi, postdoctoral associate in the laboratory of ECE Professor Guillermo Sapiro, talks about an app to help screen for autism and the math behind it.


JAMA Network | November 13, 2018

How Does a Computer Algorithm Diagnose Diabetic Retinopathy?

Featuring Larry Carin

ECE Professor Larry Carin helps explain how one type of machine learning called convolutional neural networks works. 

Education Matters | November 8, 2018

Duke Tech Scholars Leadership Spotlight

Featuring Monica Jenkins

The Dtech Scholars Program and program director Monica Jenkins are highlighted in this video segment produced by the Public School Forum of North Carolina, which aired on WRAL-TV, UNC-TV and FOX 50.


Popular Science | November 8, 2018

Engineering a Better Toilet Could Save Millions of Lives

Featuring Jeff Glass

With the Reinvented Toilet Expo taking place in Beijing, ECE Professor Jeff Glass talks about some of the challenges involved in the Gates Foundation's $200 million effort to bring sanitation to billions around the world who lack a basic functioning toilet system. 


New York Magazine | November 8, 2018

When Will My Self-Driving Car Get Here?

Featuring Missy Cummings

ECE Professor Mary "Missy" Cummings is the latest guest on 2038 - a weekly podcast about the near weird future. Her topic? What we can (and can't) expect from robot-driven vehicles over the next 20 years.


Science Magazine | October 31, 2018

Just 18% of the Ocean Floor Has Been Mapped. XPRIZE Drones Could Change That

Featuring Martin Brooke

Professor Martin Brooke leads a team of students to the Ocean XPRIZE finals where, as he says, "everything is hard."


The Chronicle | October 29, 2018

From Bob Dylan to Harry Potter: A Look at Some of Duke's Most Unorthodox Spring Courses

Featuring Christine Payne

MEMS Professor Christine Payne is offering a course on the "Materials Science of Science Fiction" featuring a closer look at the vibranium that takes center stage in the movie "Black Panther."


Salon | October 22, 2018

Futuristic Organ-on-a-Chip Technology Now Seems More Realistic Than Ever

Featuring Samira Musah

Soon-to-be new faculty member Samira Musah has grown a type of cell critical to modeling kidney function called podocytes in a laboratory setting with much better results than previous attempts.


StarNews Media | October 20, 2018

OPINION: Legislature's Visionary Effort to Safeguard Drinking Water

Featuring Lee Ferguson

Professor Lee Ferguson pens an op-ed focused on the new consortium of water-quality researchers from universities across North Carolina directed by the state legislature to safeguard the state's drinking water.