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October 23, 2012
DURHAM, N.C. – For the first time, scientists have observed how droplets within solids deform and burst under high electric voltages. This is important, the Duke University engineers who made the observations said, because it explains a major reason why such materials as insulation for electrical...
October 09, 2012
DURHAM, N.C. -- While climate scientists design intricate and complex models of global climates that require banks of super computers to run for weeks, a Duke University engineer believes he has developed a much simpler way to predict the Earth’s climate patterns.
August 24, 2012
DURHAM, N.C. -- A long-standing mystery in biology about the longer lifespans of bigger creatures may be explained by the application of a physical law called the Constructal Law (please link here www.constructal.org).
July 26, 2012
As a new Niels Bohr Professor, Duke engineer David Needham will establish the Center for Single Particle Science and Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), in Odense, Denmark. One of the center’s primary goals will be to develop novel strategies for using micro and nanotechnology...
July 05, 2012
DURHAM, N.C. – The webbed fingers of the Creature from the Black Lagoon might make him successful at terrorizing unsuspecting humans, but if he wanted to swim faster and did not have webbed fingers, he should have spread his fingers anyway, which would have also made him look scarier. A Duke...
June 11, 2012
Engineered to compete and aerodynamically designed for speed, imagine a car that can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds.  When it comes to racing, what else is there?