A Duke University lab manager has been demoted after damaging a container of Uranium and leaking a small amount of its contents.
9:46am Mar 09, 2017Health & Safety Health & Safety Politics & Government Science
1:00pm Feb 17, 2017Science Science
Researchers from Duke university are learning that female beauty in the animal world may be less about mating, and more about survival.
1:00pm Feb 03, 2017Science Science
According to a Duke University study, we will need to see a tenfold increase in the the use of green technology in order to meet Paris Agreement goals.
1:00pm Jan 20, 2017Science Science
www.wfdd.org/story/virus-kills-cancerA team of biomedical engineers, including Duke University Pratt School of Engineering’s Dean, Dr. Ravi Bellamkonda, has programmed Salmonella bacteria to seek and destroy brain cancer.
1:00pm Dec 16, 2016Science Science
Most of us with brains understand that our body is controlled by the noodle in our noggin. Through the sciences, we know how the heart works to pump blood and how our digestive system processes food. But we still don't understand, on many basic levels, how the brain itself works.
1:00pm Oct 28, 2016Science Science
With great complexity, we manufacture things like jet airplanes, interplanetary probes, medical tools, and microprocessors. We build with a top-down approach, starting with a big picture concept which we then design and assemble in pieces.
Duke University professor of computer sciences, Dr. John Reif, notes that nature works from the bottom up to assemble complex structures in three dimensions. He and his lab are working on that.
7:36pm Oct 25, 2016
A new study has found surprising information about the source of a toxin contaminating well water throughout North Carolina, and this particular substance isn’t coming from coal ash ponds.
1:00pm Oct 21, 2016Science Science
A Duke University scientist is cracking the mystery of microcephaly. How might this help in Zika research?
9:25am Oct 14, 2016Science ScienceBlogger Alva Noë looks at new research showing apes understand what we think: They are able to differentiate how someone thinks something to be from how it actually is.
12:44am Aug 09, 2016Environment Environment
As the world’s population continues to grow, some North Carolina scientists are doing research on how to feed a larger number of people. The answer, they say, could be found in bacteria.
1:00pm Jul 29, 2016Science Science
How can you tell the age of a turtle? This is an important question, especially when it concerns the critically endangered Hawaiian hawksbill turtle. The answer is the bomb!
1:22pm Jun 02, 2016Science Science
Researchers at Duke University have discovered a potential new class of pain relievers that could someday treat patients with a variety of conditions more effectively.