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Discovery could lead to new catalyst design to reduce nitrogen oxides in diesel exhaust - Purdue University

August 18, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers have discovered a new reaction mechanism that could be used to improve catalyst designs for pollution-control systems to further reduce emissions of smog-causing nitrogen oxides in diesel exhaust.

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New CubeSat propulsion system uses water as propellant - Purdue University

August 17, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A new type of micropropulsion system for miniature satellites called CubeSats uses an innovative design of tiny nozzles that release precise bursts of water vapor to maneuver the spacecraft.

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Super-light material possesses high strength, other attributes - Purdue University

August 14, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new featherweight, flame-resistant and super-elastic “metamaterial” has been shown to combine high strength with electrical conductivity and thermal insulation, suggesting potential applications from buildings to aerospace.

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NSF announces funding for Purdue food, energy program

August 4, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University-led program training students on producing sustainable food and electricity for populations through solar energy received a National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Award.

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Duke Energy Academy immersing high scholars, teachers in STEM experiences - Purdue University

July 27, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —Forty-nine high school students, 26 teachers, and four mentor teachers are expected at the Purdue West Lafayette campus for a weeklong immersive learning experience in energy June 18-24.

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Research collaboration brings new concepts for potassium-ion batteries - Purdue University

July 26, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers are making progress in developing rechargeable batteries based on potassium, a potential alternative to lithium that’s less expensive and far more plentiful, and also have shown how to derive carbon for battery electrodes from old tires.

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New agreements build on Purdue, NSWC Crane strategic partnership - Purdue University

July 26, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Saving lives through improved communications and defense of U.S. Navy fleets and eliminating dangerous counterfeit laptops and other electronics are the goal of two new cooperative agreements between Purdue University researchers and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division (NSWC Crane).

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'Instantly rechargeable' battery could change the future of electric and hybrid automobiles - Purdue University

July 26, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A technology developed by Purdue researchers could provide an “instantly rechargeable” method that is safe, affordable and environmentally friendly for recharging electric and hybrid vehicle batteries through a quick and easy process similar to refueling a car at a gas station.

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Rolls-Royce, Purdue, state of Indiana announce new initiative to develop next-generation jet engine components

July 26, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., and PARIS — Rolls-Royce, Purdue University and the state of Indiana on Monday (June 19) announced a new $24 million jointly funded program during the International Paris Air Show that further strengthens the state’s leadership position in the aerospace industry.

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Tyner: Gas prices expected to remain low this summer

May 31, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - With Memorial Day and the start of the summer driving season, Purdue University energy economist Wally Tyner believes reduced demand and higher inventories will help keep the brakes on oil prices.

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