Research News

One example of the sorts of 3-D crystalline structures included in a relaunch of Crystal Lattice Structures, a venerable online cookbook for chemists

June 02, 2017

D.I.Y. Crystal-Makers Get Refurbished Online Cookbook

Crystalline structures database provides recipes for non-expert "chefs" cooking up new materials

A schematic of how TdT builds precise single strands of DNA

May 16, 2017

Oddball Enzyme Provides Easy Path to Synthetic Biomaterials

New recipe uses overlooked DNA builder to simplify production of synthetic biomaterials

the robo-nurse, TRINA, in the Duke Robotics Lab

April 19, 2017

Robotics for a New Generation

Faculty-led event invites Duke community and high-school students to learn about rapidly advancing robotics research on campus.

Atomic view of element dispersion in new magnetic material

April 14, 2017

Computers Create Recipe for Two New Magnetic Materials

Supercomputer-generated recipes yield two new kinds of magnets

YouTube image for cooling droplets

April 03, 2017

Jumping Droplets Whisk Away Hotspots in Electronics

New technology adds a third dimension to cooling modern electronics

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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

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