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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

Wireless Device Turns 'Lost' Energy Into Electric Power
2013-11-07 14:28:49

Using inexpensive materials configured and tuned to capture microwave signals, researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have designed a power-harvesting device with efficiency similar to that of modern solar panels.

Protein From Breast Milk May Be Key To Protecting Babies From HIV Infection
2013-10-22 11:15:23

A substance in breast milk that neutralizes HIV and may protect babies from acquiring HIV from their infected mothers has been identified for the first time by researchers at Duke Medicine.

Scientists Begin Major Project To Study Ocean Circulation
2013-10-18 16:27:27

In an effort to study the circulation of ocean waters, a key component of the global climate system

2013-10-18 13:03:39

It's an idea financial regulators have dreamed of. Experiments on a simple model of chaos have found that it may be possible not only to predict an extreme event, like a stock market collapse, but to intervene and prevent it from happening.

2013-10-05 23:03:59

Chris Duke, a 1987 graduate of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business MBA program, delivered welcome gifts for the new Alumni Council members at his alma mater.

2013-10-04 23:22:09

October 7, 2013 Ceremony to be Held at Duke University Medical Center Durham, NC (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 The Duke University Physician Assistant Program

2013-10-02 12:50:44

Elevated levels of radioactivity, salts and metals have been found in river water and sediments at a site where treated water from oil and gas operations is discharged into a western Pennsylvania creek.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.