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Thousands Of Natural Gas Leaks Under The Streets Of DC
2014-01-16 13:23:20

According to a new study, there are nearly 6,000 natural gas leaks under the streets of Washington, DC.

Each side of each constituent cube of the superlens is set with a long, spiraling copper coil
2014-01-11 05:11:00

Researchers from Duke University have come up with a method of wirelessly charging electrical devices using low-frequency magnetic fields, according to a study appearing in Friday’s edition of the journal Nature Scientific Reports.

2014-01-07 12:28:38

Gannotta joins Northwestern Medicine® after seven years with Duke Raleigh Hospital CHICAGO, Jan.

2014-01-03 15:17:43

A new Duke University-led study has documented dramatic, natural short-term increases in the acidity of a North Carolina estuary.

Saving Money While Helping Babies
2013-12-20 14:51:07

As healthcare costs continue to balloon, a new Duke study points to a surprising avenue for potential savings: nurse home visits. For every $1 spent on nurse home visiting for newborns, $3 were saved in healthcare costs.

Lemur Babies Born To Older Mothers Less Likely To Get Hurt
2013-12-19 07:21:33

A long-term study of aggression in lemurs finds that infants born to older mothers are less likely to get hurt than those born to younger mothers.

2013-12-16 10:15:48

Professional hockey players who trained with special eyewear that only allowed them to see action intermittently showed significant improvement in practice drills.

Smartphone App Shows TSA Screeners Often Miss The Rare Items
2013-12-05 06:48:33

A smartphone app, developed by Kedlin Co., allows the casual gamer to pretend they are a baggage screener and the game is more popular than you may think. Researchers have found in a new study that screeners, based on the app game, often miss the rare items.

Copper Nanowires Offer Efficient, Inexpensive Approach To Solar Energy Harvesting
2013-11-22 11:06:49

Copper adorns the Statue of Liberty, makes sturdy, affordable wiring, and helps our bodies absorb iron. Now, researchers at Duke University would like to use copper to transform sunlight and water into a chemical fuel.

2013-11-21 23:24:15

Timmons Group announced today that Joe Hines, PE, MBA, Principal in Charge of the firm’s Economic Development Practice and a 2003 graduate of the Duke Fuqua School of Business, has been appointed


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dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.