Research News

October 14, 2008

Matt Reynolds - Bridging the gaps between the physical and digital worlds

Reynolds's research focuses on creating innovative connections between the digital and the physical worlds, with a special focus on giving digital "vision" to robots and other devices.

September 05, 2008

Trivedi honored by IEEE

It may sound a bit odd, but computer software ages. However, unlike our skin as it ages, software can also be rejuvenated.

August 21, 2008

Quantum: The Next Generation in Computing

While computers are getting progressively smaller and more powerful, the underlying principles – encoding information in long strings of ones and zeroes – have not changed markedly in 50 years. But that could soon change. Scientists at Duke University and elsewhere are making advances in a new type [...]

August 15, 2008

Sen. Dole Aide Tours Photonics Institute

Reggie Holley, seated, deputy state director for U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., recently visited a number of laboratories at the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics to learn more about the scope of federally funded research at the Pratt School of Engineering.

June 19, 2008

Experimental Phone Network Uses Virtual Sticky Notes

The rapid convergence of social networks, mobile phones and global positioning technology has given Duke University engineers the ability to create something they call "virtual sticky notes," site-specific messages that people can leave for others to pick up on their mobile phones. "Every mobile [...]

April 25, 2008

Fernandez wins NDSEG Fellowship

Christy Fernandez, a member of the Duke Imaging and Spectroscopy Group advised by ECE Professor David Brady. She is yet another Pratt winner of a 2007 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. Fernandez’s application was selected by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research [...]

January 09, 2008

"Invisibility Cloaks" Could Break Sound Barriers

Contrary to earlier predictions, Duke University engineers have found that a three-dimensional sound cloak is possible, at least in theory. Such an acoustic veil would do for sound what the "invisibility cloak" previously demonstrated by the research team does for microwaves—allowing sound waves to [...]

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." Compiled by Scientific American magazine, the roster of leaders in research, business and public policy appeared in the December [...]

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.

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