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Posts tagged “Duke”

July 28

Premium Lock Telepresence robots aid Duke nursing instruction

Duke nurses with telepresence robot One nursing student's desire to be able to Skype in on a nursing education moment, sparked an idea with three Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) educators. The trio worked together to use telepresence robots made by a Californian firm as an instructional tool for high fidelity or life-like clinical simulations.

July 17

Premium Lock Universities, AT&T to identify community high speed broadband opportunities

AT&T's U-Verse AT&T, the North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) and four prestigious North Carolina colleges and universities plan to create a community enablement panel to identify new opportunities when broadband becomes available. The move follows AT&T's launch of U-verse with its GigaPower high speed Internet service in the region, which debuts in Durham on Monday (July 20).

July 15

Premium Lock Duke, UNC-CH make top 50 in U.S. utility patents

UNC-CH Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked among the top 50 universities for the number of utility patents issued in 2014, according to the report on the top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. utility patents. UNC-CH ranked 46 and Duke 47. Wake Forest made the top 100 list at 93.

July 10

Premium Lock Duke scientists link rat brains to perform computing tasks

Ilustration of a rat "brainet" In a series of experiments that sound as if they came straight out of a science fiction story, neuroscientists at Duke University have "linked" the brains of rhesus macaque monkeys and in another experiment, those of four rats and had them perform simple computing tasks - even predicting the weather.

Tags: Duke
July 9

Premium Lock New innovation fund; NC bill could hurt recycling; Time Warner sued; Syska Hennessy coming to Raleigh

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Mayors, Walmart Foundation launch second manufacturing innovation fund. new NC bill could endanger TV/computer recyling efforts; videos help heart patients recover; Syska Hennessy Group opening new Raleigh office, Time Warner sued over robocalls.

Updated July 8

Premium Lock Noro-Moseley adds $6M; Emma raises capital; Apple CEO joins Duke board; Target goes solar

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Square 1 Bank participates in $5M Emma funding; NC counties with the most investments; Apple's Tim Cook new Duke University Trustee; Target installing solar on Triangle store rooftops, Atlanta's Noro-Moseley adds $6M to its fund.

June 10

Premium Lock Duke survey's good job news: Wages going up, companies keep hiring

There's good news for workers wanting raises as well as for people seeking work in a new survey from Duke University and CFO Magazine: Companies are hiring more full-time workers and outsourcing less. Meanwhile, wages are expected to rise more 3 percent.

Updated June 5

Premium Lock Duke survey: More than 80% of US businesses have been hacked

Hackers     Security firm McAfee reports that there are 387 new "security threats" every minute - and corporate America isn't keeping up its defenses against hackers as executives confess in a survey from Duke University.

Tags: Internet, Duke
June 1

Premium Lock Leica Microsystems buys Duke medical imaging spinout Bioptigen

Bioptigen, the 2004 Duke University spinout which makes specialized high-resolution imaging devices for non-invasive diagnoses of eye diseases and other medical applications, has reached agreement to be purchased by German powerhouse Leica Microsystems.

Inside the eye as seen by Bioptigen Inside the eye as seen by Bioptigen

June 1

Premium Lock Duke social scientist and Timeful co-founder launches a different kind of incubator

Dan Ariely For new Startup Lab, Duke's Center for Advanced Hindsight and its founder Dan Ariely seek entrepreneurs who want insight from social scientists to build businesses.

Updated May 15

Premium Lock NC Venture Lab among 8 Kenan Collaboratory projects landing grants

Innovation A "North Carolina Venture Lab'" focusing on entrepreneurial education is one of eight projects receiving grants of as much as $93,000 through the new Kenan Creative Collaboratory across four North Carolina institutions.

April 27

Premium Lock Duke lands $9.75M boost for its 'big data' programs

Cloud computing Duke University's research efforts into the benefits and uses of "big data" - launched with great fanfare and $50 million two years ago - is getting another big boost with nearly $10 million of additional funding.

April 14

Premium Lock Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative to move to Durham Innovation District

The Durham Innovation District lands a major new client for its unfolding development in downtown, landing the Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative.

The Durham Innovation District The Durham Innovation District

March 30

Premium Lock SMSmart takes top honors in Startup Madness showcase

Startup Madness in Raleigh SMSmart walks away with the top honors at the college business contest "Startup Madness." The team from Duke University defeats 15 others from universities across the Atlantic Coast Conference.

March 28

Premium Lock AT&T donates $33,000 for PC training at gigabit Internet kickoff

AT&T's Foundation is making a $33,000 to a PC and Internet training program in Raleigh as part of the launch for ultra-fast Internet access known as the North Carolina Next Generation Network. The City of Raleigh's "Digital Connectors" program is receiving the money.


Updated March 27

Premium Lock Ultra-fast Internet network coming first to Raleigh community center

The North Carolina Next Generation Network formally launches on Saturday at a community center in Raleigh. AT&T is building the network across the Triangle and parts of the Triad in partnership with several municipalities and four universities.

Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP

Updated March 12

Premium Lock Latest news on: Amazon Exclusives, clinical trials, Carolina Hurricanes

Bulldog In this edition of the Bulldog tech roundup: Amazon Exclusives will sell new products funded by Kickstarter ; Duke study says clinical trial researchers aren't following reporting law; Carolina Hurricanes go with SciQuest.

March 6

Premium Lock Duke students look to improve on 2nd-place finish at eco-car competition

Last year, in the Shell Eco-Marathon competition in Houston, a team from Duke University took second place. This year, they hope to better their showing in the global competition where students design, build and test energy-efficient vehicles.

Updated March 4

Premium Lock Duke, RTI team for projects, fund two with $100,000 each

Innovation RTI International and Duke University are working together to drive new projects uniting researchers from both. Two projects are receiving $100,000 each to kick-start the partnership.

Tags: RTI, Duke
March 2

Premium Lock Long-time Duke researcher now No. 2 at FDA

FDA   Dr. Robert Califf, one of the nation's leading medical researchers, joined the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, taking on the agency's No. 2 leadership job at a critical juncture for prescription drugs, medical devices and tobacco products.

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