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Duke University is a private research university in Durham, North Carolina. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco and electric power industrialist James Buchanan Duke established The Duke Endowment and the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father, Washington Duke. Duke's campus spans over 8,600 acres (3,500 hectares) on three contiguous sub-campuses in Durham as well as a marine lab in Beaufort. The West Campus—designed largely by architect Julian Abele—incorporates Gothic architecture with the 210-foot (64-meter) Duke Chapel at the campus' center and highest point of elevation, is adjacent to the Medical Center. East Campus, 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) away, home to all first-years, contains Georgian-style architecture. The university administers two concurrent schools in Asia, Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore (established in 2005) and Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, China (established in 2013).

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Sound Waves Transport Droplets for Rewritable Lab-on-a-Chip Devices

“Vibrating transducers create tunnels in a thin layer of oil to transport droplets across a chip without leaving a trace behind Engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a versatile microfluidic lab-on-a-chip that uses sound waves to create tunnels in oil …

Stretchable Supercapacitors to Power Tomorrow’s Wearable Devices

“Researchers demonstrate robust supercapacitors that still work when stretched to eight times their original size Researchers at Duke University and Michigan State University have engineered a novel type of supercapacitor that remains fully functional even when stretched to eight times …

Printed Electronics Open Way for Electrified Tattoos and Personalized Biosensors

“The first demonstration of a fully print-in-place electronics technique is gentle enough to work on surfaces as delicate as human skin and paper Electrical engineers at Duke University have devised a fully print-in-place technique for electronics that is gentle enough …

Multicolor Holography Technology Could Enable Extremely Compact 3D Displays

“Lens-free holography method could bring color 3D displays to augmented reality glasses and smartphones Researchers have developed a new approach to multicolor holography that could be used to make 3D color displays for augmented reality glasses, smartphones or heads-up displays …

Disordered Materials Could Be Hardest, Most Heat-Tolerant Ever

“Computational simulations predict new class of carbides that could disrupt industries from machinery to aerospace Materials scientists at Duke University and UC San Diego have discovered a new class of carbides expected to be among the hardest materials with the …

Bending Light Around Tight Corners Without Backscattering Losses

“New photonic crystal waveguide based on topological insulators paves the way to build futuristic light-based computers Engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a device that can direct photons of light around sharp corners with virtually no losses due to backscattering …

Copper Ions Flow Like Liquid through the Frozen Atomic Network of a Crystal

“Atomic insights into superionic crystals could lead to safer, more efficient rechargeable batteries Materials scientists have sussed out the physical phenomenon underlying the promising electrical and thermal properties of a class of materials called superionic crystals. A better understanding of …

Supercomputer Predicts Optical and Thermal Properties of Complex Hybrid Materials

“Computational models of layered hybrid perovskites open new material design space for light-based applications such as LEDs and water purification Materials scientists at Duke University computationally predicted the electrical and optical properties of semiconductors made from extended organic molecules sandwiched …

Duke-Northrop Grumman Partnership Seeks to Unflatten Metamaterial Antennas

“Researchers from Duke University are teaming up with colleagues at the University of Washington and industry experts at Northrop Grumman to develop metamaterial antennas tailored to the contours and angles of modern military aircraft. The collaboration is the result of …

Duke to Lead $15 Million Program to Create First Practical Quantum Computer

“Researchers from Duke University will lead a seven-university, $15 million collaboration with the audacious goal of building the world’s first practical quantum computer. Dubbed the Software-Tailored Architecture for Quantum co-design (STAQ) project, the effort seeks to demonstrate a quantum …