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Six new Purdue research projects focused on power and energy funded through U.S. Navy partnership

February 28, 2017

Six interdisciplinary research teams at Purdue University have received $2.7 million in grants of $450,000 each through a partnership with the U.S. Navy.

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Language learning robot could advance autonomous vehicles, help emergency responders in the future

February 28, 2017

A Purdue University researcher and his team are developing technology to give robots the ability to learn language.

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System automatically detects cracks in nuclear power plants

February 16, 2017

A new automated system detects cracks in the steel components of nuclear power plants and has been shown to be more accurate than other automated systems.

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Optogenetics used to kick start gene that plays role in neural defects

February 15, 2017

Purdue University and Indiana University School of Medicine scientists were able to force an epigenetic reaction that turns on and off a gene known to determine the fate of the neural stem cells, a finding that could lead to new therapeutics in the fight against select cancers and neural diseases.

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FYI: Abbreviations exclude readers in scientific communication, experts say

February 14, 2017

The universal use of abbreviations in higher education is intended to simplify, but really they stifle scientific communication, according to Purdue University ostracism experts.

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