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January 09, 2014

'Superlens' Extends Range of Wireless Power Transfer

Inventor Nikola Tesla imagined the technology to transmit energy through thin air almost a century ago, but experimental attempts at the feat have so far resulted in cumbersome devices that only work over very small distances. But now, Duke University researchers have demonstrated the feasibility [...]

January 03, 2014

Supercomputers Join Search for 'Cheapium'

In the search for cheaper materials that mimic their purer, more expensive counterparts, researchers are abandoning hunches and intuition for theoretical models and pure computing power. In a new study, researchers from Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering used computational methods to [...]

December 12, 2013

Krishnendu Chakrabarty Named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery

Krishnendu Chakrabarty, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Pratt, was named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery today. Along with 49 of his peers from around the world, Chakrabarty was recognized for his contributions to computing that are driving innovations [...]

November 20, 2013

Chakrabarty Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Krishnendu Chakrabarty, a professor in Duke's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected to receive the Humboldt Research Award. This prestigious award is granted by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to "outstanding researchers whose fundamental discoveries, new [...]

November 08, 2013

Congress Members Visit Duke to Experience the Future of Airport Security

Three members of the North Carolina delegation to Congress—Reps. Richard Hudson (R-NC), George Holding (R-NC), and David Price (D-NC)—visited Duke’s campus on November 6 to tour research labs and view demonstrations of airport security research projects happening at Duke. Over the past several [...]

November 07, 2013

Wireless Device Converts "Lost" Energy into Electric Power

Using inexpensive materials configured and tuned to capture microwave signals, researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have designed a power-harvesting device with efficiency similar to that of modern solar panels. The device wirelessly converts the microwave signal to direct [...]

October 31, 2013

Stiff-Roberts Garners Funding for “SENSOR Saturday Academy”

Scores of Durham County eighth-graders from minority groups typically underrepresented in scientific careers will soon get to participate in a practical, hands-on program aimed at sparking their interest in research, teaching them about engineering and exposing them to the roles engineers play. [...]

September 23, 2013

Ph.D. Plus Gives Engineering Graduate Students Career Edge

A Ph.D. in engineering, followed by years of postdoctoral study, has traditionally opened the door to an academic career focused on research and teaching—but more and more Ph.D. engineers are headed in other directions.  In fact, today, around 70 percent of Duke University’s engineering Ph.D. [...]

September 18, 2013

Genomic Test Accurately Sorts Viral Versus Bacterial Infections

A blood test developed by Duke researchers showed more than 90-percent accuracy in distinguishing between viral and bacterial infections when tested in people with respiratory illnesses. The test, which detects a specific genetic “signature” that the sick person’s immune system expresses as a [...]

September 09, 2013

Cochlear Implant Pioneer Blake Wilson to Receive Lasker Award

Blake S. Wilson, a pioneer in the development of cochlear implants who serves as a co-director of the Duke Hearing Center, will receive the 2013 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award. The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation announced Monday that Wilson will share the award with Graeme M. [...]

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