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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

October 01, 2012

Duke-Blue Light Controls Gene Expression

The approach could improve the ability of researchers and physicians to control how genes give instructions to living cells

August 30, 2012

Photonic Interactions at the Atomic Level

By measuring the unique properties of light on the scale of a single atom, researchers from Duke University and Imperial College, London, believe that they have characterized the limits of the ability of metals to be used in devices that rely on the enhancement of light

August 24, 2012

Bigger Creatures Live Longer, Travel Farther for a Reason

In a new paper, Duke's Adrian Bejan argues that there is a universal tendency for larger things, animate and inanimate, to live longer

January 15, 2009

Next Generation Cloaking Device Demonstrated

Duke engineers have produced a device with a broad frequency bandwidth

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.

Marie Foote Reel, left, and Muriel Theodorsen Williams, members of the Class of 1946.

December 01, 1986

Duke's First Women Engineers Remembered

In 1986, a student profiled the first two female graduates of Duke's College of Engineering

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