Duke University

Hybrid solar system makes rooftop hydrogen

While roofs across the world sport photovoltaic solar panels to convert sunlight into electricity, a Duke University engineer believes a novel hybrid system can wring even more useful energy out of the sun's ...

Aug 09, 2011
4.8 / 5 (17) 8 | with audio podcast

Manipulating light at will

Electrical engineers at Duke University have developed a material that allows them to manipulate light in much the same way that electronics manipulate flowing electrons.

Aug 01, 2011
4.8 / 5 (6) 1 | with audio podcast

Seeing the S-curve in everything

Esses are everywhere. From economic trends, population growth, the spread of cancer, or the adoption of new technology, certain patterns inevitably seem to emerge. A new technology, for example, begins with ...

Jul 20, 2011
4.1 / 5 (8) 7 | with audio podcast

WiFi 'napping' doubles phone battery life

A Duke University graduate student has found a way to double the battery life of mobile devices – such as smartphones or laptop computers – by making changes to WiFi technology.

Jun 30, 2011
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Neutrinos change flavors while crossing Japan

By shooting a beam of neutrinos through a small slice of the Earth under Japan, physicists say they've caught the particles changing their stripes in new ways. These observations may one day help explain why the universe ...

Jun 15, 2011
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