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Bryan Pijanowski SoundscapesPurdue's Discovery Park launches global soundscapes research center to capture vanishing sounds of nature

Purdue University ecologist Bryan Pijanowski gained international attention for an Earth Day effort to capture soundscapes from citizen scientists. Now, he is launching a research center aimed at preserving the sounds of the Earth and highlighting their bellwether role in alerting scientists to environmental habitat changes by species.


vibronix ChengPurdue-based startup shines light on heart disease severity, location

Officials at a life sciences startup based on a Purdue University innovation say their company could help cardiologists improve the diagnosis of heart disease, which the World Health Organization listed as the leading cause of death in the world in 2012.


sole-source LEDsOrnamental plant seedlings grown with LED lights at Purdue

Purdue University researchers' success in using red and blue LEDs as the only source of light to grow ornamental plant seedlings indoors has led to a new phase of determining whether they can reduce production time with more colors.


Benes supportNew 3-D printing algorithms speed production, reduce waste

New software algorithms have been shown to significantly reduce the time and material needed to produce objects with 3-D printers.


3,080-mile race’s research to focus on runners’ response to extreme physical activity

Cardiovascular health, nutritional status and stress on the body are some of the human conditions under study during a 3,080-mile race in 2015.


Whelton pipesDrinking water odors, chemicals above health standards caused by 'green building' plumbing

Several types of plastic pipes in eco-friendly green buildings in the United States have been found to leach chemicals into drinking water that can cause odors and sometimes exist at levels that may exceed health standards.


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