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August 10, 2022

Duke-led Center Seeks to Examine and Engineer the Microbial Communities of Indoor Spaces

New $26 million center will work to understand and engineer the microbiomes in our homes, workspaces and other built environments

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August 15, 2022 | Duke Today

Stiff, Achy Knees? Lab-Made Cartilage Gel Outperforms the Real Thing

Duke researchers have developed a gel-based cartilage substitute to relieve achy knees that’s even stronger and more durable than the real thing

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August 04, 2022 | Georgia Tech Research Institute

Team Including Duke ECE's Steve Cummer Provides 3D Study of “Gigantic Jet” Lightning Burst

The team studied an elusive atmospheric electrical discharge that rose 50 miles into space

Alternate design for an emerging field-effect transistor made with nanomaterials.

August 02, 2022 | US National Institute of Standards & Technology

Duke ECE's Aaron Franklin Co-leads National Group on Field-Effect Transistors

The panel will suggest guidelines for assessing the performance of this emerging nanotechnology

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July 26, 2022 | Columbia University

New Duke MEMS Faculty Member Boyuan Chen Trains AI to Advance Physics

The AI observes physical phenomena to uncover relevant variables—a necessary precursor to any physics theory

Boyuan Chen

July 18, 2022

Boyuan Chen: Making General-Purpose Robots That Are Smarter and Self-Aware

The new Duke MEMS faculty member is developing robots that will help release human creativity

July 15, 2022 | Duke Graduate School

Connecting the Duke International Community through Slack

BME graduate student Anna Marie Gann helped develop a crowd-sourced platform to help connect Duke's international community

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July 15, 2022

Watching Primordial Neural Cells Grow in 3D Scaffolds to Heal Brain Injury

Tracking how neural progenitor cells respond to biochemical signals while moving and growing through a biocompatible jungle gym could help develop brain-healing biogels

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July 14, 2022 | Columbia University

Boyuan Chen, Now With Duke MEMS, Develops a Robotic Arm That Learns to Imagine Itself

A robot learns to perceive its own physical constraints

Warren Grill

July 12, 2022

Grill Team Wins Competitive Neuromod Prize

Warren Grill and his collaborators developed a winning vision for their neuromodulation therapy

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July 08, 2022 | Duke Government Relations

Creating Pathways to Diversify STEM: Get to Know Shani Daily of Duke ECE

Read about Shani Daily talking about federal support for her work, her start in computer science and ways to attract the next generation of students to her field

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