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Chandrasekar sinuousTwin discoveries, 'eerie' effect may lead to manufacturing advances

The discovery of a previously unknown type of metal deformation – sinuous flow - and a method to suppress it could lead to more efficient machining and other manufacturing advances by reducing the force and energy required to process metals.

Study: Raising wages to $15 an hour for limited-service restaurant employees would raise prices 4.3 percent

Raising wages to $15 an hour for limited-service restaurant employees would lead to an estimated 4.3 percent increase in prices at those restaurants, according to a recent study.

Research confirms fat is sixth taste; names it oleogustus

Fat should be considered the sixth taste and can be called oleogustus, according to a study from Purdue University.

Purdue’s life sciences research to benefit from new MRI thanks to NIH grant

Purdue University life sciences and College of Health and Human Sciences research will benefit from a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, which will be the first on campus used to focus on human sciences research.

$1.5 million grant to help students ‘hit the books’ in a new way

A Purdue University cognitive scientist received a $1.5 million grant to develop a new computer tool to help fourth- and fifth-graders improve their study habits.

Tomar shrimpAdvanced composites may borrow designs from deep-sea shrimp

New research is revealing details about how the exoskeleton of a certain type of deep-sea shrimp allows the animal to survive scalding hot waters in hydrothermal vents thousands of feet under water.

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