A 250 Megapixel Camera Designed To Spot Early Signs of Skin Cancer

To help speed up screenings for spotting Melanoma, the most deadliest type of skin cancer, dermatologists already use digital cameras with wide-angle lenses to capture images of a patient's body. But to ensure there's enough resolution to zoom in close and visually examine a specific area, researchers at Duke… » 10/15/14 4:44pm 10/15/14 4:44pm

A Cloaking Device For Sound Will Make You Invisible To Sonar

A cloaking device that makes you appear completely invisible is still trapped in the realm of science fiction. But researchers at Duke University have successfully created a cloaking device that works with sound instead, making an object completely invisible to SONAR and other acoustic imaging techniques. » 3/12/14 6:30pm 3/12/14 6:30pm

These Unbelievable Cells Turn Wi-Fi Signals Into Usable Electricity

Forget about stealing your neighbor's Wi-Fi to surf the internet. Using cheap everyday materials, researchers at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering have developed a remarkable device that can convert microwave signals, like those used to wirelessly transmit the internet, into usable electricity. So in the… » 11/08/13 10:15am 11/08/13 10:15am

Sneaky Subs Are Going Wakeless Thanks to Underwater Cloaking

If The Hunt for Red October taught us anything (besides the fact that Sean Connery makes for a horrible Russian) it's that submarines can be tracked by the sounds they make moving through the water. Well, not for much longer. » 7/29/11 2:20pm 7/29/11 2:20pm

Duke Absolves Apple, Fingers Cisco

Duke University has now shifted the blame from the iPhone to Cisco, for causing the reported wireless outage. Duke 's chief information officer, Tracey Futhey, detailed; "Cisco worked closely with Duke and Apple to identify the source of this problem, which was caused by a Cisco-based network issue." » 7/22/07 10:36am 7/22/07 10:36am