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Wind turbines killing more than just local birds, study finds

Wind turbines are known to kill large birds, such as golden eagles, that live nearby. Now there is evidence that birds from up to hundreds of miles away make up a significant portion of the raptors that are killed at these wind energy fields.


Oliver foodKnow what caused your diarrhea? Probably not, says Purdue researcher

Call it a gut feeling, but Purdue University researcher Haley Oliver is pretty sure that nearly everyone has suffered from diarrhea at some point.


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.


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