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Jan 27, 2015
Michael Bergin joined the Pratt School of Engineering’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department in January 2015. An expert on aerosols, Bergin studies the environmental and human health effects of natural and manmade microscopic particles...
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Jan 23, 2015
There’s much more to a lightning bolt than meets the eye, and engineers at Duke University have invented an improved way of tracking these hidden phenomena. When a bolt of lightning flashes through the open air, less than 10 percent of the total...
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Jan 21, 2015
People like to say that every snowflake is unique. On the level of execution and fine detail, that may or may not be true. After all, who has seen every snowflake?
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Jan 16, 2015
April Brown, the John Cocke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University, has been tapped by the U.S. Army to lead its extramural engineering research enterprise.  
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Jan 13, 2015
In a laboratory first, Duke researchers have grown human skeletal muscle that contracts and responds just like native tissue to external stimuli such as electrical pulses, biochemical signals and pharmaceuticals. The lab-grown tissue should soon...
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Jan 9, 2015
Researchers have determined that the health risks taken on by artisanal, small-scale gold miners extend far beyond the miners themselves. Based on a study of gold-mining operations in Peru, the miners’ practices not only contaminate local soil,...

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