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


STAT | September 30, 2021

A New Study Points to the Power of Wearables to Predict Even Presymptomatic Infections, Suggesting Use One Day Against COVID-19

Featuring Jessilyn Dunn

BME Professors Jessilyn Dunn and Geoffrey Ginsburg infected willing participants with common cold and flu viruses to provide the most rigorous evidence yet that wearable health monitors can predict infections, even before a person starts experiencing symptoms.


Psychology Today | September 27, 2021

Time in the Mind

Featuring Adrian Bejan

MEMS Professor Adrian Bejan theorizes that the reason we remember our childhood as lasting much longer than our adult life is due to the fact that our brains process images more slowly as our bodies age.


The Guardian | September 23, 2021

The Smart Toilet Era Is Here! Are You Ready to Share Your Analprint With Big Tech?

Featuring Sonia Grego

ECE Professor Sonia Grego is one in a wave of researchers pushing to unlock an incredible untapped opportunity for health data from a device that has barely changed in 100 years...the humble toilet.


The New York Times | September 14, 2021

The Godmother of the Digital Image

Featuring Ingrid Daubechies, Robert Calderbank, Cynthia Rudin

ECE/Math Professor Ingrid Daubechies is profiled by the New York Times from her early successes in transforming how digital information is created and conveyed to her current work applying her ingenious solutions to historic paintings and advocating for women in science.


NPR Charlotte | September 8, 2021

Why Are Charlotte’s Streetlights Turning Purple?

Featuring Nan Jokerst

ECE Professor Nan Jokerst explains why some street lights in Charlotte are turning purple through a clever cupcake metaphor.


The Wall Street Journal | September 8, 2021

Smartwatches Track Our Health. Smart Toilets Aren't Too Far Behind.

Featuring Sonia Grego

As part of a growing trend toward engineering smart toilets to monitor health, Sonia Grego talks about Duke's efforts in the space, including a recent prototype.