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May 12, 2021

Duke Engineering Celebrates the Class of 2021

During May 2-8, Duke's Pratt School of Engineering celebrated the achievements of 771 new Duke Engineers

July 27, 2011

A Fractal Design Approach to Ease Verification

A graduate student working with Daniel Sorin is taking a novel design approach to ease the verification process

June 30, 2011

WiFi "Napping" Doubles Phone Battery Life

A Duke University graduate student has found ways to double the battery life of mobile devices by making changes to WiFi technology

June 30, 2011

Acoustical Cloaking Achieved

After already showing that simple man-made materials can be employed as invisibility cloaks or used to facilitate wireless power transmission, Duke University engineers have now demonstrated that these same materials can also make objects invisible to sound waves.

June 29, 2011

New Smartphone App Automatically Tags Photos

So much for tagging photographs with names, locations and activities yourself – a new cell phone application can take care of that for you.

January 15, 2009

Next Generation Cloaking Device Demonstrated

A device that can bestow invisibility to an object by “cloaking” it from visual light is closer to reality. After being the first to demonstrate the feasibility of such a device by constructing a prototype in 2006, a team of Duke University engineers have produced a new type of cloaking device, [...]

January 09, 2008

"Invisibility Cloaks" Could Break Sound Barriers

Contrary to earlier predictions, Duke University engineers have found that a three-dimensional sound cloak is possible, at least in theory. Such an acoustic veil would do for sound what the "invisibility cloak" previously demonstrated by the research team does for microwaves--allowing sound waves [...]

December 01, 2006

Invisibility Cloak Lands Duke Engineers on ‘Scientific American 50′

Two researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have been named to the "Scientific American 50" for their work on developing an "invisibility cloak."

October 19, 2006

First Demonstration of a Working Invisibility Cloak

A team led by scientists at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has demonstrated the first working "invisibility cloak." The cloak deflects microwave beams so they flow around a "hidden" object inside with little distortion, making it appear almost as if nothing were there at all.

Marie Foote Reel, left, and Muriel Theodorsen Williams, members of the Class of 1946.

December 01, 1986

Duke's First Women Engineers Remembered

In 1986, a student profiled the first two female graduates of Duke's College of Engineering

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