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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

    In the Kitchen with NanoMine

    In the Kitchen with NanoMine

    If discovering and designing next-gen materials is like cooking, Duke engineer Cate Brinson is writing the materials cookbook.

    • 13 min
    How to Catch COVID-19

    How to Catch COVID-19

    If the last year has shown us anything, it’s that fast and accurate diagnostic tests are key for helping to control the spread of a dangerous disease. In this episode, Duke BME’s Ashutosh Chilkoti and his PhD students explain how the lab’s signature diagnostic platform is being modified to quickly and accurately detect COVID-19.

    • 15 min
    The Blind Spots in Our Biomedical Data

    The Blind Spots in Our Biomedical Data

    Between measuring our activity levels, heart rate and sleeping schedules, today’s smart watches seem to give us a better picture of our overall health. Duke BME’s Jessilyn Dunn explores the endless potential—and hidden limitations—of this data.

    • 18 min
    Safe Hygiene for Everyone, Period

    Safe Hygiene for Everyone, Period

    Women and girls are disproportionately affected when access to safely managed sanitation is lacking. Duke ECE engineer Sonia Grego wants to change that.

    • 17 min
    Reclaiming Water from Waste

    Reclaiming Water from Waste

    Washing our hands with soap and running water for at least twenty seconds helps prevent the spread of pathogens. For areas of the world where water is scarce, ECE faculty member Brian Stoner and his colleagues at WaSH-AID are reclaiming usable water from an unlikely source.

    • 17 min
    Of Potholes and Budget Holes

    Of Potholes and Budget Holes

    A conversation with Henry Petroski on the current state of disrepair of America’s roads and bridges, why fixing them may require unpopular politics, and what the future might hold for their improvement

    • 14 min

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