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Garcia Toyota battery‘Data-driven’ design could lead to improved lithium-ion batteries

Purdue University is working with MIT and Stanford University in a project funded by the Toyota Research Institute to improve rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and accelerate their integration into electric and hybrid vehicles.

Speakall warnerSPEAK MODalities named finalist for prestigious national business plan competition, best new product award

SPEAK MODalities, a Purdue-affiliated company developing autism technology that helps communication and language development for children and families affected by severe, nonverbal autism and developmental disabilities, has been named a finalist for the eighth annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) and the 2017 Edison Best New Product Award.

Chen spin deviceRechargeable ‘spin battery’ promising for spintronics and quantum computing

Researchers have shown how to create a rechargeable 'spin battery' made out of materials called topological insulators, a step toward building new spintronic devices and quantum computers.

Startup discovers email vulnerability that could impact up to a billion Internet users

Spotlight Cybersecurity LLC, a Purdue-affiliated startup, has discovered a vulnerability in email account protocol that could impact up to a billion Internet users worldwide.

NASA extruderDevice meant to feed astronauts on Mars may first make debut in Africa

The same piece of Purdue University-developed technology that may one day feed astronauts on Mars is being adapted to improve production of instant porridges and other ready-to-use products in several African countries.

Scharf termitesNewly developed insecticide and fungus combination could more effectively control, eliminate termites

A new Purdue University-developed technology concept could provide pest control companies with a more effective way to control termites and prevent associated damage. The technology works by targeting the termite’s resistance genes that help the insect fight off a known fungus that can effectively eliminate termites.

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