July 27, 2011
A graduate student working with Daniel Sorin is taking a novel design approach to ease the verification process
June 30, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
December 01, 1986
In 1986, a student profiled the first two female graduates of Duke's College of Engineering