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royce ribbonRolls-Royce, Purdue aerospace takes flight with new jet engine facility

Rolls-Royce has officially moved into the Purdue Technology Center Aerospace, a 55,000-square-foot facility in West Lafayette, where the company will conduct research and development for jet engine components.


Adams clutch crutch‘Smart’ leg mobility device could provide hands-free, comfortable, effective alternative to conventional crutches

Individuals with lower leg injuries could soon be saying goodbye to traditional crutches with the development of a hands-free alternative that is more comfortable and potentially more effective. The device, developed by Purdue University graduates, could provide ergonomic and natural movement and transmit real-time recovery data to physicians.


Purdue to dedicate 980-acre aerospace district, Rolls-Royce facility

More than 250 people are expected to attend Thursday’s (March 23) 2:30 p.m. dedication of the 980-acre Purdue Research Park Aerospace District and the 55,000-square-foot Rolls-Royce research and development facility.


Purdue to hold tuition flat through 2018-19

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels announced Monday (March 20) that the university will hold tuition at 2012 levels through the 2018-19 academic year, ensuring that four graduating classes will have gone through Purdue without ever experiencing a tuition increase and marking the sixth straight year of flat tuition after 36 years of increases. In addition, Daniels announced that the university will offer a 2.5 percent merit raise pool for employees for 2017.


Does Mars have rings? Not right now, but maybe one day

As children, we learned about our solar system’s planets by certain characteristics — Jupiter is the largest, Saturn has rings, Mercury is closest to the sun. Mars is red, but it’s possible that one of our closest neighbors also had rings at one point and may have them again someday.


Kuhn_RossmannHuman antibody for Zika virus promising for treatment, prevention

Researchers have determined the structure of a human antibody bound to the Zika virus, revealing details about how the antibody interferes with the infection mechanism - findings that could aid in development of antiviral medications.


Wilker strongNew ‘biomimetic’ glue shows high-strength bonding under water

An adhesive that works under water and is modeled after those created by shellfish to stick to surfaces is stronger than many commercial glues created for the purpose.


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