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With the help of two entrepreneurial programs at Duke University, senior Sam Fox is working on a device that can help bed-ridden individuals transfer more safely to wheelchairs.
Programs supported by the NEA and NEH are not luxuries that benefit only an elite few. In fact, these programs bring meaning to ordinary people across our nation, says Richard H. Brodhead, president of Duke University.
Undergraduates rapidly prototype biomedical devices on Duke’s 3D metal printer
The face of America’s energy grid is changing rapidly with the constant addition of small-scale solar panel installations. But due to a lack of detailed information, that portrait looks more like a Picasso than a Rembrandt. Earlier this year, the United States hit a benchmark of one million solar installations, generating enough electricity to power 5.7 million homes. That number is expected to double in just two years.
Electrical engineers at Duke University have created the world's first electromagnetic metamaterial made without any metal. The device's ability to absorb electromagnetic energy without heating up has direct applications in imaging, sensing and lighting.
Duke University researchers have found hazardous levels of mercury hundreds of miles downstream from Peruvian gold mines.
Three Duke University sophomores converted small chunks of frozen bird flesh into tubes of purified DNA that was then sent to China for full-genome sequencing. Their work was a part of the Avian Phylogenomics Project, an international scientific effort that compared the whole genomes of 48 bird species.
The following speech was delivered at the Notre Dame Forum on the topic of "What Notre Dame Graduates Need to Know."
A professor at Duke University created a low-tech anaerobic digester, a toilet system that relies on biogas (produced by bacteria when they break down the human waste), to help people across the globe safely dispose human waste.