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Pol frictionSub-micrometer carbon spheres reduce engine friction as oil additive

Tiny, perfectly smooth carbon spheres added to motor oil have been shown to reduce friction and wear typically seen in engines by as much as 25 percent, suggesting a similar enhancement in fuel economy.

Purdue alumnus appointed next director of Congressional Budget Office

Keith Hall, a Purdue University graduate, has been appointed as next director of the Congressional Budget Office. Hall's appointment was announced Friday (Feb. 27) and his term as director begins April 1. He will succeed the current director, Douglas Elmendorf.

Leaves Committee to review plan design, increase days available

In response to feedback received over the last 10 days regarding the proposed changes to Purdue University's leaves policy, the University Leaves Committee along with Bill Sullivan, chief financial officer and treasurer, will re-evaluate the proposed leaves plan.

Stuart flyGenome reveals how Hessian fly causes galls in wheat

A team of researchers from 26 institutions around the world has sequenced the Hessian fly genome, shedding light on how the insect creates growth-stunting galls in wheat.

Finance, investment leader named chief financial officer for Purdue Research Foundation

Brian E. Edelman has been named Purdue Research Foundation's chief financial officer and treasurer, officials announced March 2.

ROTC GettysburgPurdue students participate in ROTC, West Point visit to Gettysburg Battlefield

Purdue University students are joining U.S. Military Academy cadets and Purdue ROTC personnel in a first-of-a-kind staff ride to Gettysburg National Military Park.

Economic models provide insights into global sustainability challenges

Using models that blend global economics, geography, ecology and environmental sciences is essential to understanding how changes in trade and natural systems in one part of the world affect those in another, a review concludes.

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