Research News

October 07, 2011
Medical researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated that software developed by a Duke University electrical engineer for finding and recognizing undersea mines can help doctors identify and classify cancer-related cells.As it turns out, the problem that physicians encounter in...
August 11, 2011
DURHAM, N.C. – Duke engineers have already shown that they can “cloak” light and sound, making objects invisible -- now, they have demonstrated the theoretical ability to significantly increase the efficiency of ships by tricking the surrounding water into staying still.
August 01, 2011
DURHAM, N.C. – Duke electrical engineers have developed a man-made material that they say literally allows them to manipulate light at will.
July 27, 2011
In 1994, a small glitch was uncovered in a floating point unit in the Pentium P5 microprocessor. Unfortunately, it wasn’t detected until after it had been installed in countless computers, which forced the company to take a $475 million charge to replace the faulty components.Somehow, the defect...
June 30, 2011
DURHAM, N.C. – A Duke University graduate student has found ways to double the battery life of mobile devices – such as smartphones or laptop computers – by making changes to WiFi technology.Wifi is a popular wireless technology that helps users download information from the Internet. Such...
June 30, 2011
After already showing that simple man-made materials can be employed as invisibility cloaks or used to facilitate wireless power transmission, Duke University engineers have now demonstrated that these same materials can also make objects invisible to sound waves.