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A podcast from Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering, dedicated to the ingenious ways that engineers are solving society's toughest problems

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A podcast from Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering, dedicated to the ingenious ways that engineers are solving society's toughest problems

    A Blue Devil Family

    A Blue Devil Family

    When Becky Simmons first got to Duke in the 1990s, she wouldn’t have guessed it then, but a future awaited her that included graduate school, a husband, two daughters, professorship and ties that would bind them all to Duke for decades.

    • 24 min
    Pop Quantum

    Pop Quantum

    Andrew Van Horn and Debopriyo Biswas, two grad students from the Duke Quantum Center, chat about how quantum technology is portrayed is popular film and tv. What does pop quantum get right? What does it get wrong? And why does it even matter?

    • 22 min
    What Makes a Happy Community?

    What Makes a Happy Community?

    Duke CEE faculty member Andrew Jones investigates how and where bacterial communities thrive in the built environment—and imagines a future water smart grid that’s accessible to everyone.

    Transcript available at https://pratt.duke.edu/about/news/podcast/what-makes-happy-community

    • 18 min
    Multiplying Microscopes

    Multiplying Microscopes

    Today, researchers use a variety of imaging techniques to visualize and analyze biological systems, but there are limits to how much—and how well—these tools can see. But Duke BME’s Roarke Horstmeyer and his team are creating new microscopes and imaging algorithms to capture biomedical images at never-before-seen scales.

    Transcript available at https://pratt.duke.edu/about/news/podcast/multiplying-microscopes

    • 15 min


    She’s an analyst. He’s an algebrist. She loves displays of unbridled creativity; he has journaled every day for thirty years. Between the two of them, Duke power couple Ingrid Daubechies and Robert Calderbank have changed the way society shares and processes information.

    Transcript available at https://pratt.duke.edu/about/news/podcast/resonance

    • 21 min
    The Inescapable Need for Freedom

    The Inescapable Need for Freedom

    Duke Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science professor Adrian Bejan escaped the Iron Curtain to pursue his dreams. Listen to discover how his freedom led him to formulate constructal theory, which connects physics to evolution through the freedom of change.

    Transcript available at https://pratt.duke.edu/about/news/podcast/inescapable-need-freedom

    • 13 min

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