July 05, 2012

Precise Indoor Localization? There's an App for That

DURHAM, N.C. -- GPS has been a tremendously successful technology for positioning users in outdoor environments. But attaining GPS-like accuracy indoors has eluded telecommunication researchers for years. That is, until now, according to a Duke University researcher. In the last few years, several [...]

June 20, 2012

Megapixel Camera? Try Gigapixel

DURHAM, N.C. -- By synchronizing 98 tiny cameras in a single device, electrical engineers from Duke University and the University of Arizona have developed a prototype camera that can create images with unprecedented detail. The camera’s resolution is five times better than 20/20 human vision over [...]

March 20, 2012

Metamaterials Will Change Optics

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University engineers believe that continued advances in creating ever-more exotic and sophisticated man-made materials will greatly improve their ability to control light at will. The burgeoning use of metamaterials in the field of optics does not rely on the limited set of [...]

February 29, 2012

Exotic Material Boosts Electromagnetism Safely

DURHAM, N.C. – By using exotic man-made materials, scientists from Duke University and Boston College believe they can greatly enhance the forces of electromagnetism (EM), one of the four fundamental forces of nature, without harming living beings or damaging electrical equipment. This theoretical [...]

November 15, 2011

Duke Recognizes National Academy of Engineering Members

On November 4, Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering unveiled a new awards wall honoring the 23 alumni and faculty who have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering to date. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer. [...]

November 14, 2011

Tracking Dragonflies on the Wing

Duke University electrical engineers have developed a wirelessly powered telemetry system that is light and powerful enough to allow scientists to study the intricate neurological activity of dragonflies as they capture prey on the wing. Past studies of insect behavior have been limited by the fact [...]

November 01, 2011

Duke ECE Newsletter 2011

Download the Duke Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2011 newsletter. 2011 ECE Newsletter (PDF)

October 07, 2011

Mine Detection Software Identifies Cancer Cells

Medical researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated that software developed by a Duke University electrical engineer for finding and recognizing undersea mines can help doctors identify and classify cancer-related cells. As it turns out, the problem that physicians encounter in [...]

August 11, 2011

Effortless Sailing with Fluid Flow Cloak

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke engineers have already shown that they can “cloak” light and sound, making objects invisible -- now, they have demonstrated the theoretical ability to significantly increase the efficiency of ships by tricking the surrounding water into staying still. “Ships expend a great deal [...]

August 01, 2011

Manipulating Light at Will

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke electrical engineers have developed a man-made material that they say literally allows them to manipulate light at will. They say that the results of their latest proof-of-concept experiments could lead to the replacement of electrical components with those based on optical [...]