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December 01, 2021

Eye Imaging Technology Breaks Through Skin by Crossing Beams

New approach to optical coherence tomography increases its depth of view in biological tissues

February 21, 2012

Wringing More Energy Out Of Everyday Motions

Randomness and chaos in nature, as it turns out, can be a good thing – especially when trying to harvest energy from the movements of everyday activities.

February 03, 2012

I’ll Take Dream Fulfillment for 100, Alex

Watch Greer compete Thursday, Feb. 8, at 7. p.m. on the ABC network's Durham's affiliate WTVD-TV. Watch a sneak preview. --- At 7 p.m., Monday Feb. 6, Pratt senior Greer Mackebee and a host of friends will be glued to the 113-inch big screen television in K4 dorm. Off campus, more than 9 million [...]

January 31, 2012

At the Intersection of Technology and Business

For Andrew Mang, the Grand Challenge Scholars Program was a natural fit. “I’ve always seen myself at the intersection of technology and business,” said Mang, a senior double majoring in mechanical engineering and economics and one of Duke’s National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars. [...]

January 30, 2012

Diekman Sweeps TIRMS Awards

Brian Diekman, a Biomedical Engineering graduate student in the laboratory of Farshid Guilak, swept the awards at the annual meeting of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society. Brian first received the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Young Investigator Award for his [...]

January 18, 2012

The Career of Gene Goodson

Gene Goodson grew up around cars. From the age of 12, he spent his summers helping out in his father’s automobile dealership, doing everything from putting on seat covers to changing oil to driving the wrecker on nights and weekends. So it would seem inevitable that Goodson would end up with a [...]

January 06, 2012

Graduate Student Rewarded for Aeroelasticity Work

Mechanical engineering graduate student Ivan Wang’s project involves simple modeling of the aeroelastic properties of folding-wing aircraft

December 12, 2011

Jumping Droplets Take A Lot Of Heat, As Long As It Comes In A Cool Way

Microscopic water droplets jumping between surfaces that repel and attract moisture could hold the key to a wide array of more energy efficient products, ranging from large solar panels to compact laptop computers.

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.