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Graduate Student Research News

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...
October 21, 2010
DURHAM, N.C. -- Step aside copper and make way for a better carrier of information -- light. As good as the metal has been in zipping information from one circuit to another on silicon inside computers and other electronic devices, optical signals can carry much more, according to Duke...
June 10, 2009
It's a familiar scene in airports and train stations. Hands full with luggage, briefcase, laptop or coat and there’s something you need to remember, like the level and row numbers where you parked your car in the deck. What do you do?Instead of relying on your memory, or finding a place to put...
January 15, 2009
DURHAM, N.C. – A device that can bestow invisibility to an object by “cloaking” it from visual light is closer to reality.
January 15, 2009
DURHAM, N.C. – A device that can bestow invisibility to an object by “cloaking” it from visual light is closer to reality.
December 15, 2008
Steve Cummer jokingly calls himself something of a Luddite because of his stubborn refusal to give up pencil and paper as his main medium for working through ideas. But in reality, that quirk is hardly enough to justify such a title, particularly when you consider that some of those ideas he...