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October 13, 2017

Deterring Drones from Ballparks and Botanical Gardens

New grant exploring ways of deterring unwanted drones joins engineers with a AAA baseball stadium and a botanical garden

July 12, 2007

Unraveling the Physics of DNA's Double Helix

Researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have uncovered a missing link in scientists' understanding of the physical forces that give DNA its famous double helix shape. "The stability of DNA is so fundamental to life that it's important to understand all factors," said Piotr [...]

July 12, 2007

Sensing Light with "Liquid Lego"

Note: The following article was adapted from a news release issued by the University of Oxford.

June 11, 2007

Theory of Physics Applies to Human Migration, Air Traffic Control and Corporate Sustainability

DURHAM, N.C. -- Why does a railway network look like a river? Why do the streets of old Rome look like a leaf? Because whether their shape is determined by the interactions of molecules or the choices made by individual humans, all of these systems of flow are governed by a relatively simple new [...]

June 01, 2007

Duke and Pratt Award Degrees to 382 Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Duke University and its Pratt School of Engineering awarded degrees to 382 undergraduate and graduate students May 13 and Dean Kristina M. Johnson told Pratt’s Class of 2007 and their families and friends at a Chapel celebration that “It’s a perfect time to be an engineer.”

June 01, 2007

Duke Motorsports Team Breaks School Record Again

The Duke Motorsports team has outdone itself yet again. The formula-style racecar the student team designed and built over the last two school years came in 23rd out of the 130 teams entered in the 2007 Formula SAE competition, beating previous winners Cornell University and the University of Texas [...]

May 29, 2007

Making 'Smarter' Use of 'Smart' Gels

Once considered something of a laboratory novelty, ‘smart’ gels -- synthesized from polymers that can undergo dramatic transformations in response to changes in their surroundings -- are now poised to become integral mechanical components and sensors in the increasingly tiny devices of the future. [...]

May 17, 2007

Clinical Activity for Celsion's Thermodox Reported

Early results from a Phase I clinical study of ThermoDox for treating patients with recurrent breast cancer on the chest wall revealed that after only two cycles of a low-dose, six-cycle regimen, six patients showed early signs of clinically meaningful activity, according to a release issued by [...]

May 08, 2007

'Shock' Engineers for Better Medical Treatment

Pei Zhong’s tireless efforts to technologically fine-tune the shock wave therapy used to pulverize kidney stones are not only leading to better treatment for that painful condition but also opening up surprising new avenues for medical advances, such as by manipulating genes and unleashing genetic [...]

May 01, 2007

Weber wins NDSEG Fellowship

Paul Weber, a first year graduate student in MEMS, has won a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship for which he will receive tuition and fees for three years and an average $31,000 annual stipend. Weber is working with Professor Laurens Howle on his project sponsored [...]

May 01, 2007

Pedrotty and Miller win WiSE OWL Awards

Two of three winners of the first WiSE OWL Award are from Pratt. The winners are Dawn Pedrotty, a graduate student in Professor Nenad Bursac’s lab in BME; Molly Miller, a graduate student in Professor Anne Lazarides’ lab in MEMS; and Audrey Chang, a graduate student in the biology department. The [...]

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