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January 14, 2022

The First AI Breast Cancer Sleuth That Shows Its Work

New AI for mammography scans aims to aid rather than replace human decision-making

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January 18, 2022 | New Atlas

Eco-Friendly Plastics Made From Sugars Boast "Unprecedented" Properties

Pursuing more sustainable alternatives, Duke materials scientist Matt Becker and University of Birmingham colleagues have produced a new form of plastic using sugar alcohols

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January 13, 2022

Duke Engineering’s FinTech Program Sends Certificates to Coursera Students as NFTs

Those who completed a sequence of courses on blockchain received certificates of completion in an appropriate form—as unique digital tokens

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January 13, 2022

Brinson Named 2022 A.C. Eringen Medalist

The Society of Engineering Science honored Cate Brinson's seminal contributions in modeling and characterization of polymer nanocomposites, shape memory alloys

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January 12, 2022 | Duke Research Blog

LowCostomy: the Low-Cost Colostomy Bag for Africa

An EGR 101 project looks to engineer a low-cost colostomy bag for use in under-resourced Sub-Saharan Africa

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January 11, 2022

Molecular Paddlewheels Propel Sodium Ions Through Next-Generation Batteries

Insights into the atomistic dynamics of emerging solid-state batteries will help speed their evolution

Jessica Shah

January 07, 2022

Jessica Shah Selected as Pratt Research Fellow

Shah, an undergraduate student in the Musah Lab, will explore how to create improved models of kidney disease

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January 07, 2022

Simple pH Adjustment May Enable a Preventative COVID-19 Nasal and Throat Spray

Higher pH makes a common metabolic inhibitor medication practical for nose and throat spray applications against COVID-19

Jonathan Viventi

January 05, 2022

Jonathan Viventi Receives $7 Million to Engineer Flexible Brain Interfaces

In three separate projects, Jonathan Viventi will explore how to optimize electrode arrays to improve neuroscience research, enable better neural prostheses and study epilepsy after brain injuries

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December 22, 2021

The Mystery of the Small Dimensionless Number with a Big Effect

Theory and simulations reveal why seemingly weak effects sometimes play a strong role in how particles move through the air close to the Earth’s surface

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December 22, 2021

Let’s Build an Artbot

Could a team of undergraduates program simple robots to use a more painterly stroke? ECE Professor of the Practice Tyler Bletsch wanted to find out

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