Latest Duke University Stories

2010-10-22 00:38:38

Step aside copper and make way for a better carrier of information -- light.

2010-10-22 00:37:32

Being the right size and existing in the limbo between a solid and a liquid state appear to be the secrets to improving the efficiency of chemical catalysts that can create better nanoparticles or more efficient energy sources.

2010-10-21 08:35:00

Researchers measure survival, reproduction of thousands of arctic and alpine plants over six years.

2010-09-29 13:35:40

The yellow monkeyflower, an unassuming little plant that lives as both a perennial on the foggy coasts of the Pacific Northwest and a dry-land annual hundreds of miles inland, harbors a significant clue about evolution.

2010-09-29 13:10:00

Publicly available cell-phone applications from application markets are releasing consumers' private information to online advertisers.

2010-09-28 19:07:55

Duke University bioengineers have not only figured out a way to sneak molecular spies through the walls of individual cells, they can now slip them into the command center -- or nucleus -- of those cells, where they can report back important information or drop off payloads.

2010-09-23 12:55:11

While scientists have spent the past 40 years describing the intricate series of events that occur when one mammalian cell divides into two, they still haven't agreed on how the process begins.

2010-09-14 07:00:00

Tomorrow's business leaders identify 400,000 metric tons of annual greenhouse gas reductions in top companies WASHINGTON, Sept.

2010-09-10 10:04:00

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Parata Systems won the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce 2010 Business Excellence Award in the "Large Business" category. The Business Excellence Awards highlight the accomplishments of businesses and individuals in the Durham community.

2010-08-09 14:44:50

Under the microscope, the bacteria start dividing normally, two cells become four and then eight and so on.

Word of the Day
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.