DURHAM, N.C. -- MBright, a Durham-based, next-generation digital display technology company, secured the first-place seed funding of $50,000 in the April 26 Duke Start-Up Challenge.
Nine start-up companies competed for more than $125,000 in seed capital and services in the final round of the Duke Start-Up Challenge's multi-stage competition. All of the participating start-up companies included students from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, Pratt School of Engineering, School of Law,...
DURHAM, N.C. -- Photonics and ultrasound engineering researchers from Duke University and The George Washington University have collaborated to design an optical scanner miniaturized enough to be inserted into the body, where its light beams could someday detect abnormalities hidden in the walls of the colon, bladder or esophagus.
DURHAM, N.C. -- A center at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering has received a $2.9 million National Science Foundation grant to start a two-year graduate research education curriculum that will teach students how to use engineering principles to explore natural materials and processes.
Such research could lead to biologically-based products of societal benefit or to basic laboratory discoveries about living structures and systems.
BME graduate student Lawrence M. Boyd has been selected to receive one of three Dean's Awards for Excellence in Mentoring. This is the time first time graduate students have been honored for mentoring.
DURHAM, N.C. - Duke engineers have shown that intentionally imprecise rules of thinking called "fuzzy logic" can help hotel computers sell the right room to the right customer at the right time, thus boosting income.
In a pilot study at two North Carolina hotels, researchers at the Duke School of Engineering's Machine Intelligence Laboratory found that the Bass Hotels and Resorts chain could achieve a "measurable" revenue increase by adding a fuzzy logic expert system to its computerized...