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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

December 12, 2016

Duke Joins New Carolina Center on Road Safety

Missy Cummings will lead research on the safety of driverless cars in a new Carolina-led national transportation center

December 08, 2016

Data+ Program Honored for Educational Innovation

Duke’s Data+ summer research program received the gold prize in the natural sciences category at the Reimagine Education Conference and Awards in Philadelphia. Paul Bendich and Ashlee Valenteaccepted the award on behalf of the Data+ team at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Hosted by [...]

December 05, 2016

Breaking into the Auto Industry: Q&A with Duke Alum Mark Reuss

New General Motors "executive champion" to Duke, Mark Reuss, talks about his new position and getting into the auto industry

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