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

The News and Observer | June 2, 2023

AI Presents ‘Risk of Extinction’: Duke Professors Join 400 Experts in Open Letter

Featuring Marc Sommer

BME Professor Marc Sommer added his name to an open letter saying guarding against human extinction from AI should be a global priority like pandemics or nuclear war. “It sounds like science fiction, but it is something to be concerned about.”


CNBC | May 30, 2023

We Need to Regulate Biometric Technologies, Professor Says

Featuring Cynthia Rudin

ECE/CS Professor Cynthia Rudin says it’s not just artificial intelligence text generation that could lead to “massive privacy violations,” but also biometric technologies like facial recognition.


Physics World | May 30, 2023

New Type of Quasiparticle Emerges to Tame Quantum Computing Errors

Featuring Chris Monroe

ECE/Physics Professor Chris Monroe says a new result about quantum simulations is a pretty interesting confluence of science and sociology. 

Nature | May 24, 2023

Quantum Computers: What Are They Good For?

Featuring Jungsang Kim

ECE Professor Jungsang Kim explains how his group is partnering with Hyundai to use quantum computers to make machine learning algorithms that recognize road signs much more efficient.


Materials Today | May 24, 2023

New Electrolyte Material Identifies as Both Solid and Liquid

Featuring Olivier Delaire

MEMS Professor Olivier Delaire has helped uncover the atomic mechanisms that make a class of compounds called argyrodites attractive candidates for both solid-state battery electrolytes and thermoelectric energy converters.


STAT | May 23, 2023

In Its First Tough Test, Crispr Epigenome Editing Cuts Cholesterol Levels in Monkeys

Featuring Charles Gersbach

Tune Therapeutics, a company spun out of the laboratory of BME Professor Charles Gersbach, has demonstrated that its CRISPR-based technology can modulate gene regulation in monkeys to cut LDL, or "bad" cholesterol, by more than 50%. 


STAT | May 12, 2023

Proposed Rules to Protect Health Data in an Era of Abortion Bans Fall Short

Featuring Jessilyn Dunn

BME Professor Jessilyn Dunn joins DCRI and Duke Medicine faculty in an opinion piece that argues a draft from the Biden administration for a new rule that places new prohibitions on certain disclosures of personal health information that may be used to punish care seekers and care providers in the conduct of lawful health care falls short of its mark. 


Spectrum News 1 | May 10, 2023

Technology of the Future Features Fully Recyclable Electronics

Featuring Aaron Franklin

ECE Professor Aaron Franklin's laboratory is testing fully recyclable electronics made of biodegradable and recyclable carbons that use only water in the production and recycling process. 


Communications of the ACM | May 9, 2023

Neuromorphic Computing

Featuring Helen Li

ECE Professor and Chair Helen Li is profiled in the Communications of the ACM.


KDBC/The National Desk | May 5, 2023

Artificial Intelligence, Part 4: What's Next For AI? To Regulate, Or Not To Regulate?

Featuring Cynthia Rudin