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January 10, 2018

The Atomic Dynamics of Rare Everlasting Electric Fields

Confirming a theoretical model required blasting a sample at 3,000 degrees with neutrons

March 06, 2008

Katsouleas Named Dean at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering

Duke University has selected Thomas Katsouleas, professor of electrical engineering and electrophysics at the University of Southern California and the school’s former vice provost for information services, as the new dean of the Pratt School of Engineering.

February 12, 2008

Physics Theory Explains Why University Rankings Resist Change

A Duke University researcher says that his physics theory, which has been applied to everything from global climate to traffic patterns, can also explain another trend: why university rankings tend not to change very much from year to year.

January 30, 2008

Sebastian Liska, Pratt Fellow, Envisions Planes on Folded Wings

Pratt Undergraduate Research Fellow Sebastian Liska imagines a day when airplane wings might fold themselves up during flight, not unlike the flexible wings of a bird. That quality would give planes the adaptability to complete complicated, multitask missions.

January 28, 2008

Focus on Engineering – Problems engineers solved

For the second year in a row, Professor Ana Barros led a freshman year experience Focus course cluster called Engineering Frontiers. Open to both engineering and arts and sciences students, this year’s cluster examines the planet earth as the life support system that sustains us. Taught by [...]

January 28, 2008

Skee-ball and Pizza – the best way to end a semester

For this skee ball competition, players had to launch small plastic balls into a nested series of rings set at an incline. (Normally, skee ball is a bit like bowling— where a ball is rolled up an incline into the rings.) Their goal was to get balls to fall into holes at the bottom of each ring, [...]

January 22, 2008

Pratt Fellow Aims for Quieter Flying Time

As a Pratt Undergraduate Research Fellow, Chelsea He is working on a project designed to deliver more peace and quiet to people traveling by air in the future. She is examining the structural acoustics of airplanes and experimenting with materials that might dampen the racket that results from the [...]

April 01, 2006

Strong Defense Seals Victory in Robotic Basketball Competition

After a series of heated three-minute basketball contests, top prize in the sixth annual March Mayhem competition March 7 went to "Johnny V," a ping pong ball-dunking robot with a ball collection mechanism constructed of tightly strung rubber bands. The robot toppled the evening’s best shooter "J.J [...]

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