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Aug 25, 2014
One of the keystones of the scientific method is reproducibility. Without the ability to check your own work—or others’ results—under the exact same conditions with the exact same materials, findings become almost meaningless. And you can forget...
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Aug 20, 2014
It’s not every day that a researcher has to worry about securing pieces of equipment to keep them from floating off during an experiment. But for a group of Duke undergraduate students this summer, it was a major concern. “During one of our trials I...
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Aug 18, 2014
David Mitzi, an expert in developing new materials for solar cell and other energy applications, has joined the mechanical engineering and materials science department in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering. His research will focus on...
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Aug 14, 2014
Pratt’s Eco-Marathon team participated in the Shell Eco-Marathon in Texas this past April and performed better than they ever have. They placed second in the prototype-battery electric car competition, beating out nearly 30 competitors with their...
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Aug 12, 2014
Metamaterials expert Willie Padilla joined the electrical and computer engineering department of Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering on July 1, 2014. Adding to one of the nation’s largest corps of faculty working with metamaterials,...
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Aug 8, 2014
Tosh Chilkoti has been named chair of Duke’s Biomedical Engineering Department, effective August 11, 2014.

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