Duke University

Smaller is better in the viscous zone

Being the right size and existing in the limbo between a solid and a liquid state appear to be the secrets to improving the efficiency of chemical catalysts that can create better nanoparticles or more efficient ...

Oct 21, 2010
5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Low oxygen triggers moth molt

A new explanation for one of nature's most mysterious processes, the transformation of caterpillars into moths or butterflies, might best be described as breathless.

Aug 22, 2011
5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Light can detect pre-cancerous colon cells

After demonstrating that light accurately detected pre-cancerous cells in the lining of the esophagus, Duke University bioengineers turned their technology to the colon and have achieved similar results in a series of preliminary ...

Oct 11, 2011
5 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast