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May 02, 2016
While hurricanes are a constant source of worry for residents of the southeastern United States, new research suggests that they have a major upside—counteracting global warming. Previous research from Duke environmental engineer Ana Barros demonstrated that the regular landfall of tropical...
April 21, 2016
What if there were a service like Nest for your lawn?
April 13, 2016
As energy companies decide what to do with aging coal ash disposal facilities in North Carolina and across the nation, they may be overlooking a fundamental but potentially critical variable—oxygen.
April 07, 2016
Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative and Law School are launching a summer program that takes graduate students to the world’s hub for technical innovation and enterprise. The new offering will immerse students in the world of technology...
April 05, 2016
This spring break, Duke engineering undergraduates working with Mike Bergin traveled nearly 4,000 miles to study air and water quality in Bolivia's high-altitude capital city of La Paz, where they partnered with local students for a once-in-a-lifetime fieldwork experience.
February 16, 2016
Henry Petroski published his 19th book, “The Road Taken,” on February 16, 2016. The book gives an in-depth look at the history and current state of infrastructure in the United States through the lens of roads and bridges. Through historical context, readers begin to understand how our roads came...