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

Forbes | May 1, 2020

Duke Engineer Focusing on Robotics Sees Oil and Gas at the Forefront of Technology

Featuring Dianna Liu

Dianna Liu (ME, BME '12) is featured for her startup ARIX Technologies, Inc., which among other projects, is creating a robot crawler to help inspect oil pipelines. 


CNN Business | April 28, 2020

Tesla's Latest Autopilot Feature Is Slowing Down for Green Lights, Too

Featuring Missy Cummings

ECE Professor Mary "Missy" Cummings warns of a newly released Tesla feature that may lead to traffic crashes, especially as other drivers may not expect a Tesla in front of them to slow at a green light.


News & Observer | April 24, 2020

Hundreds of Duke Students Have Lost Internships. Now They’re Creating Their Own.

Featuring Steve McClelland

Executive In Residence Steve McClelland helps get "Project Phoenix" off the ground, a program that will place teams of technology-minded students together to work remotely over the summer on projects for businesses, government organizations and academic institutions.


WUNC | April 24, 2020

Battered by Matthew and Florence, North Carolina Must Brace for More Intense Hurricanes

Featuring Ana Barros

A new report on climate change also forecasts rising temperatures, increased precipitation, disruptive sea-level rise and longer droughts.

Scientific American | April 20, 2020

Engineers Offer DIY Solutions to Coronavirus Equipment Shortages

Featuring Duke COVID-19 Engineering Response Team

The Duke COVID-19 Engineering Response Team's efforts to 3D-print face shields for Duke Health is included in a roundup article about DIY solutions emerging around the country.


The Toronto Star | April 6, 2020

The COVID-19 Time Warp: Why It Feels Like Time Has Slowed During This Pandemic

Featuring Adrian Bejan

MEMS Professor Adrian Bejan suggests that the first month of social distancing due to COVID-19 seems to have dragged on so long to some people because they are experiencing many new things and their brains are working hard to take them all in.


ABC11 | April 6, 2020

Duke Makes 3D-Printed Face Shields for Duke Health, UNC Health to Ease Equipment Shortage During COVID-19 Pandemic

Featuring Ken Gall

The Covid Engineering Response Team led by Ken Gall works with peers across Duke and UNC to tweak 3D-printed face shield designs for mass production.


National Geographic Magazine Online | March 30, 2020

Toxic 'Forever Chemicals' Flow Freely through This River-and Now Its Fish

Featuring Lee Ferguson

CEE Professor Lee Ferguson helps identify PFAS "forever chemicals" making its way into the North Carolina food chain


Gizmodo | March 23, 2020

What's the Softest Thing?

Featuring David Needham

When asked what the softest thing in the world is, MEMS Professor David Needham answers with the membrane that surrounds every cell on that planet.


UPI | March 23, 2020

Engineers Develop Supercapacitor to Power Wearable Electronics

Featuring Jeff Glass

ECE Professor Jeff Glass helps develop a supercapacitor that can stretch to eight times its original size and still function.