May 04, 2010

Engineers Go Abroad

Normally when Duke students think of Study Abroad, Pratt is not the first thought that comes to mind. Finishing all of those engineering credits and studying a semester in a different country? As difficult as it may seem, Sabrina Liao, a junior undergraduate electrical engineering major from [...]

April 22, 2010

Pratt Energy-Saving Technology Acquired

Belkin International, Inc., has completed its acquisition of Zensi, a developer of technology that senses and monitors energy use founded by Matt Reyonolds, Pratt assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and his colleagues at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This acquisition [...]

March 02, 2010

Jack Bauer and North Carolina College Students: Saving the World from Nuclear Annihilation

“Maybe you didn’t understand me. This man is our only connection to a stolen nuclear warhead. If you don’t save him, millions of people could die! Do you understand that? Millions of people.”–Jack Bauer from the TV series, "24" What:  Sure, Jack Bauer is saving the world from nuclear annihilation [...]

February 27, 2010

Trustees approve new master’s program in engineering

DURHAM, N.C. -- The Duke University Board of Trustees on Saturday approved  a new 18-month Master of Engineering Degree that is designed to provide students with the skills to contribute effectively to the technical needs of a global organization immediately upon graduation. The program will launch [...]

February 23, 2010

New Breed of Scholars to Tackle Grand Challenges

Two years ago, a group of Duke University engineering undergrads traveled to Uganda to address some of the most pressing needs of a small community. Among other projects, they planned to help villagers connect to the outside world through the Internet and to improve the ability of local coffee [...]

December 21, 2009

Next Generation Lens Promises More Control

Duke University engineers have created a new generation of lens that could greatly improve the capabilities of telecommunications or radar systems to provide a wide field of view and greater detail. But the lens they fashioned doesn’t look anything like a lens. While traditional lenses are made of [...]

September 28, 2009

DARPA-Funded Study to Detect Viral Infection Before Symptoms Appear

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Defense, has awarded Duke University $19.5 million for an effort led by the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy (IGSP) to design a portable, easy-to-use diagnostic device that can reveal [...]

September 24, 2009

Room's Ambience Fingerprinted By Cell Phone

DURHAM, N.C. -- Your smart phone may soon be able to know not only that you're at the mall, but whether you're in the jewelry store or the shoe store. Duke University computer engineers have made use of standard cell phone features – accelerometers, cameras and microphones – to turn the unique [...]

September 11, 2009

Smart Home Recognized for Innovations

Once again, the Smart Home Program has received national attention for its contributions to making the world a greener place. This time, it was the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), who announced this week that the Duke program is one of the recipients of its Excellence in Green Building [...]

August 24, 2009

Lightning's Mirror Image, Only Much Bigger

DURHAM, N.C. -- With a very lucky shot, Duke University scientists have captured a one-second image and the electrical fingerprint of a huge jolt of lightning that flowed 40 miles upward from the top of an offshore tropical storm. These rarely seen, highly charged meteorological events are known as [...]