Graduate Student News

August 11, 2009
DURHAM, N.C. – Scientists drew fittingly from Roman mythology when they named a unique class of miniscule particles after the god Janus, who is usually depicted as having two faces looking in opposite directions.For years, scientists have been fascinated by the tantalizing possibilities of these...
August 11, 2009
DURHAM, N.C. – Scientists drew fittingly from Roman mythology when they named a unique class of miniscule particles after the god Janus, who is usually depicted as having two faces looking in opposite directions.For years, scientists have been fascinated by the tantalizing possibilities of these...
June 30, 2009
DURHAM, N.C. – The seeming effortlessness as dolphins and porpoises slice through the water and the unique capabilities of the supersonic Concorde airplane have more in common than one might think.The first systematic comparative analysis of the hydrodynamic properties of the flippers of dolphins...
March 31, 2009
DURHAM, N.C. -- The power of magnetism may address a major problem facing bioengineers as they try to create new tissue -- getting human cells to not only form structures, but to stimulate the growth of blood vessels to nourish that growth.
January 27, 2009
DURHAM, N.C. -- A newly developed mathematical model that figures out the best strategy to win the popular board game CLUE could some day help robot mine sweepers navigate strange surroundings to find hidden explosives.At the simplest level, both activities are governed by the same principles,...
June 30, 2008
DURHAM, N.C. – The ability to use genetic material to assemble nanoscopic particles of gold could be an important step toward creating tiny “spies” that will be able to infiltrate individual cells and report back in real time on the cell’s inner workings.A team of Duke University...