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May 16, 2016

Duke Engineering Celebrates Class of 2016

Duke University awarded 515 degrees to undergraduate and graduate engineering students on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, in a weekend of commencement exercises that began with diploma ceremonies for professional masters degree students, continued with a university-wide ceremony at Wallace Wade Stadium and included Pratt School of Engineering celebrations at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

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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 [...]

October 14, 2015

Teaching Programming Before Coding

Drew Hilton, winner of Duke’s Klein Family Distinguished Teaching Award, extends his philosophy to two new online educational tools. How did you get interested in teaching computer programming? I came to Georgia Tech for my undergraduate degree in computer science as one of those kids who taught [...]

September 25, 2015

Photo Essay: Prototype Off-Grid Sanitation System Debuts in India

In India alone, diarrheal disease is estimated to kill one child nearly every minute—a symptom of having almost 600 million people resort to open defecation every day. Worldwide, that number is 2.5 billion. For the past several years, researchers at Duke University have been working with RTI [...]

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 [...]

September 09, 2015

The Foundry Opens for Student Innovation

Duke University celebrated the grand opening of its brand new “maker space” on September 3, 2015. Dubbed “The Foundry” after a competitive naming contest, the newly renovated basement of Gross Hall features 7,600 feet of project space for Duke student teams, faculty, and staff focused on [...]

September 08, 2015

Software Helps Art Conservators Clear the Cradling

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) has collaborated with Duke University and the Free University of Brussels’ Department of Electronics and Informatics to develop an innovative art conservation tool. The software program, called Platypus, is a Photoshop plug-in tool that uses mathematical [...]

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 [...]

August 13, 2015

Helping Siri Hear Through a Cocktail Party

People trying to talk to Siri may soon no longer have to look like they’re about to eat their iPhones, thanks to a new technology demonstration that solves the “Cocktail Party” conundrum. In a crowded room with voices coming from every direction, the human auditory system is incredibly good at [...]

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