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February 03, 2017

For This Metal, Electricity Flows, But Not the Heat

There's a known rule-breaker among materials, and a new discovery by an international team of scientists adds more evidence to back up the metal's nonconformist reputation. According to a study led by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), the University of California, Berkeley, and Duke University, electrons in vanadium dioxide can conduct electricity without conducting heat. The findings, published in the Jan. 27 issue of the journal [...]

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February 13, 2017

Duke Joins Peer Universities in Filing Legal Brief Opposing White House Immigration Order

This article first appeared in Duke Today.Duke on Monday joined 16 other universities in filing an amicus brief opposing the Trump administration’s immigration order.Each of the 17 universities “has a global mission, and each derives immeasurable benefit from the contributions of diverse students, [...]

January 31, 2017

Duke Women Share Their STEM Journeys

Employees and alumni discuss science, tech, engineering and math careers with students

January 30, 2017

Message from the Duke President and Provost on Federal Immigration Restrictions

This message originally appeared on Duke Today. Dear Colleagues, The new restrictions on immigration to the United States by residents of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen that were announced on Friday by President Trump are both confusing and disturbing.  We want to assure you [...]

January 26, 2017

Sound Waves Create Whirlpools to Round Up Tiny Signs of Disease

New technique could form the basis of a small, inexpensive point-of-care device for early disease diagnosis

January 19, 2017

Cummings Named to New Federal Committee on Automation

Mary “Missy” Cummings, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke University, has been named to a new Federal Committee on Automation established this month by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Focused on automation across a number of modes, the new committee [...]

January 12, 2017

Developing New Strategies for Cancer Drug Delivery, in Denmark and at Duke

In his role as an internationally prominent Niels Bohr Professor, Duke’s David Needham has established the Center for Single Particle Science and Engineering at Southern Denmark University (SDU) in Odense, Denmark. Four years after its launch, the center is making great progress towards its goal of [...]

January 10, 2017

Scovazzi Wins Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

The highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

January 04, 2017

Seeing Nano

The sewer gnat is a common nuisance around kitchen and bathroom drains that’s no bigger than a pea. But magnified thousands of times, its compound eyes and bushy antennae resemble a first place winner in a Movember mustache contest. Sewer gnats’ larger cousins, horseflies are known for their [...]

January 03, 2017

Spreading Holiday Cheer by Rewiring Toys

Duke Engineering student group "Project Tadpole" modifies toys for children with disabilities throughout the year

December 13, 2016

Smith, West Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Distinction recognizes prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding, impactful inventions

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