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February 11, 2016

Building the World’s First Quantum Computer

In a building full of advanced photonics research, the laboratory of Jungsang Kim just might have the most complicated optical setups. After all, not many engineering challenges involve controlling the frequency of a laser to within a millionth of a percent. But building the world’s first quantum [...]

February 10, 2016

The Genetic Codes That Create Optical Computers

Researchers at Duke University can use photons instead of electrons to store data, drastically increasing the storage capacity of the optical analog of Blu-Ray discs. So what are your top 5,000 movies? “That’s the kind of ridiculous thing we can do, but I don’t know how we’re going to use it,” said [...]

January 21, 2016

Four Pratt Faculty Among "Most Highly Cited"

Four Pratt-affiliated faculty members made the cut for Thomson Reuter's "Highly Cited Researchers 2015." They are David Smith and Ingrid Daubechies of the electrical and computer engineering department and Heather Stapleton and Mark Wiesner of the civil and environmental engineering department.

January 06, 2016

Grant Targets Quantum Computing’s Error Control Challenge

A team of researchers led by Duke University and the University of Maryland have been tapped by the nation’s own “Q Branch” to take quantum computing efforts to the next level using one of the field’s leading technologies—ion traps. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) [...]

November 09, 2015

New Technology Colors In the Infrared Rainbow

Researchers have devised a technology that can bring true color to infrared imaging systems, like the one used to track Arnold Schwarzenegger through the jungle in the movie “Predator.” Traditional infrared imaging systems may look colorful on screen, with warm objects appearing redder and whiter [...]

October 15, 2015

Duke Launches Autism Research App with Global Reach

A team of researchers, engineers and software developers from Duke University and the Duke Medical Center has introduced a free iOS app to learn more about autism in young children living around the world. Beginning Thursday, a ResearchKit app called “Autism & Beyond” is being offered from the [...]

September 18, 2015

Engineers Unlock Remarkable 3D Vision from Ordinary Digital Camera Technology

Modern digital cameras are equipped with an impressive array of functions – from autofocus and image stabilization to panoramas and high-definition video. Recently a team of engineers from Duke University has unlocked a previously unrecognized 3D imaging capability of modern cameras by simply [...]

September 16, 2015

New Network to Meet Research Triangle’s Nanotechnology Needs

The Research Triangle of North Carolina is home to some of the most highly ranked educational institutions in the country in science and technology.  These universities have helped to create a technology ecosystem that has benefited the dynamic local tech startup climate, large established [...]

August 31, 2015

A Partnership to Secure and Protect the Emerging Internet of Things

The digital world once existed largely in non-material form. But with the rise of connected homes, smart grids and autonomous vehicles, the cyber and the physical are merging in new and exciting ways. These hybrid forms are often called ‘cyber-physical systems’ (CPS), and are giving rise to a new [...]

August 27, 2015

Teaching Robots Rock Climbing

Kris Hauser, associate professor in electrical and computer engineering and mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke, has secured a three-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Robotics Initiative to “boldly go where every human has gone before.” While even infants can figure out [...]

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