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November 12, 2018

The Long Overdue Science of Phlegm

Researchers show why coughing can’t force mucus free from airways to help people battle cystic fibrosis and chronic bronchitis, and how new treatments could alter mucus to make coughing more therapeutic.

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November 01, 2018

Atomic Path from Insulator to Metal Messier than Thought

Utrafast view of atomic motions in vanadium dioxide lays groundwork for advances in computer hardware

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November 01, 2018

Separating Materials Science from Fiction

“Materials Science of Science Fiction” course premieres in Spring 2019

Media Coverage

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New York Magazine | November 8, 2018

When Will My Self-Driving Car Get Here?

Featuring Missy Cummings

The Chronicle | October 29, 2018

From Bob Dylan to Harry Potter: A Look at Some of Duke's Most Unorthodox Spring Courses

Featuring Christine Payne

The Washington Post | October 18, 2018

Shaken by Hype, Self-Driving Leaders Adopt New Strategy: Shutting Up

Featuring Missy Cummings

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major externally funded materials research centers: Materials Genomics and Biomolecular & Tissue Engineering

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Top 15

in U.S. mechanical engineering faculty research productivity —Academic Analytics

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$9.6 million

in new research awards in fiscal year 2018

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of Duke MEMS students have a job or job offers before graduation—2018 survey