Duke University

Seeing through walls of unknown materials

Researchers at Duke University have devised a way to see through walls using a narrow band of microwave frequencies without any advance knowledge of what the walls are made out of. Besides having obvious applications in the ...

dateDec 06, 2017 in Optics & Photonics
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Mercury toxicity in the Peruvian Amazon

This last year our team has actively been working on a project to evaluate the impact of a dietary intervention on mercury toxicity in the Peruvian Amazon. Our progress is the natural product not only of a committed team ...

dateDec 01, 2017 in Environment
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Using math to study a masterpiece

Combining the mathematics of digital image processing with the history, craftsmanship and science of art conservation, the Bass Connections Image Processing Algorithms for Art Conservation team spent last year working with ...

dateNov 21, 2017 in Software
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Some Chinese coal ash too radioactive for reuse

Manufacturers are increasingly using encapsulated coal ash from power plants as a low-cost binding agent in concrete, wallboard, bricks, roofing and other building materials. But a new study by U.S. and Chinese scientists ...

dateNov 09, 2017 in Environment
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