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June 11, 2020

Sound Waves Transport Droplets for Rewritable Lab-on-a-Chip Devices

Vibrating transducers create tunnels in a thin layer of oil to transport droplets across a chip without leaving a trace behind

Yiran Chen

June 04, 2020

Duke Engineer Wins Prestigious IEEE Mid-Career Award

Electrical and computer engineering faculty member Yiran Chen is recognized for pioneering contributions to the field of cyber-physical systems

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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

A cartoon graphic of the pieces of a new way to read fluorescent biomarkers

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

A copper rectangle with slits cut in the shape of a smiley face (left) and a blue screen with red and yellow blobs showing up in the same pattern

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 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

What looks like a tangled mess of furry spaghetti strands in black and white

March 19, 2020

Stretchable Supercapacitors to Power Tomorrow’s Wearable Devices

Researchers demonstrate robust supercapacitors that still work when stretched to eight times their original size

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March 01, 2020

Machine Learning Protecting Human Privacy

Duke Engineers are pioneering techniques to scan a person’s face while ignoring certain sensitive features that someone might not want their device to access