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October 12, 2021

Duke Professor Wins $1 Million Artificial Intelligence Prize, A ‘New Nobel’

Cynthia Rudin becomes second recipient of AAAI Squirrel AI Award for pioneering socially responsible AI

November 09, 2011

New Method for Counting, Analyzing Tiny Particles

Duke engineers have developed a novel “nozzle” to detect tiny particles such as cells or viruses to process even smaller samples wihtout clogging

November 07, 2011

Gates Foundation Funds Novel Third World Sanitation Proposal

Marc Deshusses has plans to develop a novel sewage digestion system

November 07, 2011

Graduate students win EPA Star Fellowships

Matthew Strickland and Thomas Morse will each receive support in finishing their degrees as well as funding for their respective research endeavors

November 04, 2011

Earning 'Green Workplace Certification'

The Duke Engineering Dean's Office became the first unit to receive certification as a Duke Green Workplace

November 03, 2011

Barros Backs New Scholarships for International Students

Durham, NC - Without Duke's new scholarship program for international students, Laxmi Rajak says, "I would probably have been washing clothes at other people's houses like my mother does because she could never have afforded my further education." Rajak, a first-year student from Nepal, calls her [...]

October 25, 2011

Restraint Improves Dielectric Performance, Lifespan

Duke engineers have demonstrated that rigidly constraining dielectric materials can greatly improve their performance and potentially lengthen their lifespans.

October 24, 2011

Biological Molecules Show Their True Colors

For the first time, molecular events below the skin can now not only be seen in three dimensions, but in their true color.

January 15, 2009

Next Generation Cloaking Device Demonstrated

A device that can bestow invisibility to an object by “cloaking” it from visual light is closer to reality. After being the first to demonstrate the feasibility of such a device by constructing a prototype in 2006, a team of Duke University engineers have produced a new type of cloaking device, [...]

December 01, 2006

Invisibility Cloak Lands Duke Engineers on ‘Scientific American 50′

Two researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have been named to the "Scientific American 50" for their work on developing an "invisibility cloak."

October 19, 2006

First Demonstration of a Working Invisibility Cloak

A team led by scientists at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has demonstrated the first working "invisibility cloak." The cloak deflects microwave beams so they flow around a "hidden" object inside with little distortion, making it appear almost as if nothing were there at all.