Duke University

Duke University located in the Research Triangle of Durham, North Carolina traces its roots to 1838 when it was founded by Quakers and Methodists in Trinity, NC. Duke has more than 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and professional degree students enrolled in its private university. Duke Medical School, School of Engineering, and the School of the Environment are rated very high nationally and internationally. Biomedical research is a very strong point for Duke and its discoveries come in rapid succession. Duke is well funded by endowments, grants and an exceptionally generous alumni.

615 Chapel Drive, Box 90563, Durham, NC 27708-0563
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Elephant declines imperil Africa's forests

Poaching and habitat loss have reduced forest elephant populations in Central Africa by 63 percent since 2001. This widespread killing poses dire consequences not only for the species itself but also for the region's forests, ...

dateMar 12, 2018 in Ecology
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Metamaterials bend waves of all kinds

As the exciting new field of metamaterials advances, Duke has become one of the world's leading centers of this research. Founded in 2009, Duke's Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics (CMIP) has grown to encompass ...

dateMar 12, 2018 in Optics & Photonics
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Using drones to feed billions

As the population continues its rapid growth, food is becoming increasingly scarce. By the year 2050, we will need to double our current food production to feed the estimated 9.6 billions mouths that will inhabit Earth.

dateMar 02, 2018 in Environment
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Accelerating self-driving car innovation

On a Monday morning in January of this year a man got into his Tesla sedan, pulled onto a highway outside of Los Angeles, and engaged the vehicle's semi-autonomous "Autopilot" mode. The car juggled inputs from 8 cameras, ...

dateFeb 27, 2018 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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