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    • Invisibility Cloak Findings at Duke University

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      • 7 years ago
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      A team led by scientists at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has demonstrated the first working "invisibility cloak." The cloak deflects microwave beams so they flow around a "hidden" ...
    • Baboon Dads Have Surprising Influences on Offspring

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      • 6 years ago
      • 366,568 views
      Polygamous baboon fathers get more grandchildren if they spend a little time with their children during their juvenile years, according to research directed by scientists at Duke and Princeton univ...
    • Duke University Professor Teaches About the Brain on Drugs

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      • 6 years ago
      • 132,671 views
      Duke University professor Rochelle Schwartz-Bloom and colleague Gayle Gross de Nunez (http://brainpainter.com) created an animated video to explain the neuroscience of drugs. Excerpts from "Animat...
    • Mind Control Monkey Moves Robot in Japan

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      • 6 years ago
      • 101,759 views
      In a first-of-its-kind experiment, the brain activity of a monkey has been used to control the real-time walking patterns of a robot halfway around the world, according to researchers at Duke Unive...
    • Deep Water Camouflage

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      • 2 years ago
      • 57,629 views
      A squid and an ocotpus that dwell 600 to 1000 meters deep in the open
      ocean are able to switch between transparent or opaque to evade different
      predators.
    • The Art of Hip-Hop Sampling at Duke University

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      • 7 years ago
      • 57,382 views
      Grammy Award-winning producer Ninth Wonder explained his craft of record sampling at an event the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Professors Mark Anothony Neal from Duke and Kawachi Clemon...
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    • Science with a Cyborg Peahen

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      • 1 year ago
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      Eye-tracking miniature video cameras are showing researchers precisely
      what a female peafowl is looking at when a peacock displays his
      elaborate tail during courtship.
    • Hibernation Isn't Just for Bears

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      • 1 year ago
      • 4,415 views
      Two new species of dwarf lemurs have been found hibernating during the lean months of winter in Eastern Magascar. Scientific Reports, May 2, 2013. An interview with researcher Marina Blanco, PhD, w...
    • On Flipping the Classroom

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      • 1 year ago
      • 776 views
      Duke professor Laura Lieber discusses the benefits of team-based learning and the flipped classroom teaching concept.
    • Real Angry Birds Flip 'the Bird' Before a Fight

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      • 1 year ago
      • 23,181 views
      Male sparrows are capable of fighting to the death. But a new study shows that they often wave their wings wildly first in an attempt to avoid a dangerous brawl.
    • Bonobos Prefer to Share with Strangers

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      • 1 year ago
      • 6,909 views
      An experiment with Lola ya Bonobo sanctuary animals in Kinshasa shows they will share with a stranger before sharing with an animal they know. "Bonobos Share with Strangers," PLoS One, Jan. 2, 2013...
    • Male peacock demonstrates the 'hoot dash display.'

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      • 1 year ago
      • 23,098 views
      Duke evolutionary biologist Jessica Yorzinski is curious about the loud vocalization a male peacock makes just before mating. It should call predators in, but instead it calls in other peahens.
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