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August 03, 2016

Perpetual “Ice Water”: Stable Solid-Liquid State Revealed in Nanoparticles

Imagine pouring a glass of ice water and having the ice cubes remain unchanged hours later, even under a broiler’s heat or in the very back corner of the freezer. That’s fundamentally the surprising discovery recently made by an international group of researchers led by an electrical engineering professor at Duke University in a paper published online in Nature Matter on July 25, 2016. But instead of a refreshing mixture of H2O in a pint glass, the researchers were working with the chemical [...]

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November 04, 2015

Campus-Wide Autism Research App Collaboration Wins Duke Teamwork Award

This past spring, Apple released a new open source software framework known as ResearchKit, which allowed for the creation of new apps geared toward medical research. Duke immediately planned to get involved. Bringing together 25 faculty and staff from across 11 schools and departments, a group of [...]

October 22, 2015

Meet Pratt's New Faculty for 2015-2016

Meet faculty joining the Pratt School of Engineering during the 2015-2016 academic year.Joel Collier: Nudging Immunological ResponsesJoel Collier will join the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the spring semester of 2016. With a long history of designing self-assembling synthetic [...]

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 ‘ [...]

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