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May 21, 2020

Genetic Barcodes Can Ensure Authentic DNA Fingerprints

Researchers propose a way of ensuring that genetic samples taken in the field for DNA fingerprinting arrive at the laboratory unaltered

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May 18, 2020

‘Vortex Microlaser’ Encodes Information in Twisting Beams of Light

Engineers develop first tunable, chip-based vortex microlaser and detector, providing a new route to increasing the bandwidth of fiber optic communications

Yiran Chen

May 14, 2020

Yiran Chen Inducted into HPCA Hall of Fame

Chen Joins a Small, Prolific Group of Computing Experts

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May 14, 2020

Duke Engineering Celebrates the Class of 2020

We proudly recognize more than 800 undergraduate and graduate engineering students who were awarded academic degrees from Duke this month.

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May 12, 2020

Silver Nanocubes Make Point-of-Care Diagnostics Easier to Read

Researchers use plasmonics to enhance fluorescent markers in lab-on-a-chip diagnostic devices

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May 11, 2020

Inexpensively Locating Friendly (and Unfriendly) Radio Waves

Passive method for locating and characterizing radio waves could lead to cameras that can capture images using ambient radio waves

Natalia Litchinitser

May 08, 2020

Litchinitser, Collaborators Win Aspen Institute Italia Award 2020

Duke professor of electrical and computer engineering Natalia Litchinitser belongs to a US-Italy team that has produced a “revolutionary” microlaser that twists light

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May 08, 2020

Materials Research Society Relaunches at Duke

The primary goal of the group is to facilitate association and communication between students and faculty members working in materials science

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May 07, 2020

Ask a Scientist: Lightning

Steven Cummer answers your questions about the physical processes that happen when lightning strikes, and the effects that we see and feel on the ground

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May 07, 2020

Designed for Women, by Women

In ECE capstone course, a team designs a smart sports bra in partnership with Garmin

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May 06, 2020

Wrapping Up 18 Months of Research

From measuring tiny forces in cells to analyzing data beamed down from satellites, the 2020 Pratt Research Fellows have pursued in-depth engineering research as undergraduates