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Prezzi bridgeUse of ‘large open-ended pipe piles’ could lead to lower-cost bridge construction

Civil engineers at Purdue University are leading a project with the Indiana Department of Transportation to learn how to use a type of bridge pile often seen in offshore applications, research that could help reduce the cost of bridge building or replacement of aging spans.


Chandrasekar shearbandsResearchers control 'shear-band' defects in manufacturing processes

An international team of researchers has invented a method to control the formation of defects called 'shear bands' in metals manufacturing processes and discovered microscopic details of how the defects are created.


Purdue scientists have bright idea for detecting harmful bacteria in food products

Scientists looking for traces of E. coli O157:H7 contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands - turning off the lights to see if the bacteria glow in the dark.


Purdue researchers’ discovery could lead to safer, cheaper production of amine-boranes

Purdue University researchers have developed a way to produce amine-boranes that promises to be safer and cheaper, and could lead to new uses in medicine, energy storage, rocket propulsion and other technologies.


Who’s to blame for your high mobile phone bill? According to a Purdue professor: incumbent operators and their political allies

In the United States and in many other countries across the world, consumers are paying too much for their mobile phone bills because of government influencing, research by a Purdue University professor indicates.


Li torsionalLevitating nanoparticle improves 'torque sensing,' might bring new research into fundamentals of quantum theory

Researchers have levitated a tiny nanodiamond particle with a laser in a vacuum chamber, using the technique for the first time to detect and measure its 'torsional vibration,' an advance that could bring new types of sensors and studies in quantum mechanics.


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