Research News

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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 [...]

acoustic whirlpool device

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 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 [...]

November 18, 2016

Shyni Varghese: Making Miniature Models of Muscles, Bones and Tumors

New faculty member Shyni Varghese brings tissue-on-a-chip and bone-healing technologies to Duke this summer

November 17, 2016

Gaurav Arya: Modeling Soft Matter with Hard Calculations

New faculty member Gaurav Arya develops molecular models of soft-matter to advance fields from energy to health care

November 03, 2016

Golf Mantra ‘Grip It and Rip It’ Extends to New Club Designs

Duke materials scientist rethinks the future of golf clubs with the industry’s newest player

August 23, 2016

Hacking into a Bionic Ear

Engineering student Vinay Nagaraj uses his experience hacking cochlear implants to land an internship designing wearables to improve children’s language skills.

August 08, 2016

Slowly Pulling Proteins Apart Reveals Unexpected Path to Stability

By slowly pulling apart a protein called Protein S, researchers have discovered a previously unknown stable conformation made possible by a little help from its best friend.

August 01, 2016

Crystallization Frustration Predicts Metallic Glass Formation

Researchers have discovered a way to predict which alloys will form metallic glasses. The research could pave the way for new strong, conductive materials.

July 13, 2016

Duke Robotics in Action

Come along for a brief tour through just a few of the current projects being pursued by the up-and-coming Duke Robotics group.

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