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Nanomechanical propertiesNew analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits

A new research platform uses a laser to measure the 'nanomechanical' properties of tiny structures undergoing stress and heating, an approach likely to yield insights to improve designs for microelectronics and batteries.

Vision problems for older adults can dim life expectancy

Older adults losing vision as they age are more likely to face an increased mortality risk, according to new research from Purdue University.

Kids' snacking tidbits from nutrition expert

Snacks are traditionally smaller than meals but their presence in children’s diets may be significant, and parents should be mindful of nutrition quality and portion size, says a Purdue University nutrition expert.

Study: Peers, but not peer pressure, key to prescription drug misuse among young adults

Current efforts to prevent prescription drug misuse among young adults need to consider peers - but not peer pressure - according to a Purdue University study.

Purdue ag economists: Shale oil 'dividend' could pay for smaller carbon footprint

Unanticipated economic benefits from the shale oil and gas boom could help offset the costs of substantially reducing the U.S.'s carbon footprint, Purdue agricultural economists say.

MorpheusLunar-landing rocket research hits milestone with 'hot-fire' test

A Purdue University student team has designed, built and tested a critical part of a new a rocket engine as part of a NASA project to develop spacecraft technologies needed to land on the moon, Mars and other cosmic venues.

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