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April 28, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A “chemical imaging” system that uses a special type of laser beam to penetrate deep into tissue might lead to technologies that eliminate the need to draw blood for analyses including drug testing and early detection of diseas

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April 27, 2017

Imagine diabetics no longer having to prick their fingers to test their blood sugar. Elderly patients wearing a temporary tattoo that shows their doctors if they’ve taken their medicine. These far-fetched ideas are becoming a reality, thanks to Pu

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April 25, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Purdue University professor is developing a technology to replace steel and titanium orthopedic implants. “Yeah, so there’s going to be nothing there,” said Materials Engineering Professor Lia Stanciu. “It’s going t

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April 20, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – 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. Unlike ordinary materials that are ei

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April 17, 2017

Purdue University researchers are developing a nontoxic, biodegradable orthopedic implant that could be safely absorbed by the body after providing adequate support to damaged bones. The development of the technology originated in the lab of Lia Sta

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April 17, 2017

Graphene could be utilised in a wider range of highly sensitive optical devices by combining it with a silicon carbide substrate, claim researchers in the US.

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April 6, 2017

On April 5-7, the Birck Nanotechnology Center in Discovery Park will host its annual NanoDays event. NanoDays is a nationwide, annual celebration that features educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and their effect on society.

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April 5, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A new approach to control forces and interactions between atoms and molecules, such as those employed by geckos to climb vertical surfaces, could bring advances in new materials for developing quantum light sources. “Closely s

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April 4, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Purdue University-developed technology that can be woven into a specially designed fabric could help harness human body heat and provide energy to power Internet of things (IoT) devices including heart and respiration monitor

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March 24, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue researchers are developing an integrated biosensing platform aimed at detecting and monitoring mosquito-borne diseases faster and cheaper than current methods, to aid in preventing virus outbreaks and their devastating e

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February 28, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - 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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February 2, 2017

Your most sophisticated lawn sprinkler system may rely on a junk-drawer staple. Because magic tape — that whisper-thin, nearly invisible wonder of modern household adhesion — holds not just daily utility but super-powers. Professor Babak

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January 11, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers have demonstrated the high-performance potential of an experimental transistor made of a semiconductor called beta gallium oxide, which could bring new ultra-efficient switches for applications such as the power gri

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January 10, 2017

Dr. Zubin Jacob, an Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Purdue University, recently received the NSF CAREER* award for his proposal entitled, Controlling Single Photon Interactions with K-Surface Engineered Nanomaterials. The

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December 15, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University researchers - during the international IEDM 2016 conference the week of Dec. 5 - showcased a range of concepts and technologies that foreshadow the future of the semiconductor industry.

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December 7, 2016

Researchers have developed a low-cost skin patch that changes color to indicate different levels of hydration, representing a potential new medical technology. Such an innovation might be used by marathon runners, military personnel and others to he

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December 1, 2016

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has elevated Dimitrios Peroulis to fellow status. Peroulis, professor of electrical and computer engineering with a courtesy appointment as professor of mechanical engineering, was recommended for

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November 28, 2016

New research has shown that honeycomb "cellular" materials made of a shape-memory polymer might be programmed for specific purposes, from shock-absorbing football helmets to biomedical implants.

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November 21, 2016

Eight Purdue University professors have been awarded the distinction of fellow from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society. The professors are being honored for their efforts toward

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November 16, 2016

A skin-like biomedical technology that uses a mesh of conducting nanowires and a thin layer of elastic polymer might bring new electronic bandages that monitor biosignals for medical applications and provide therapeutic stimulation through the skin.

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November 11, 2016

A Purdue alumnus has given the university's School of Chemical Engineering a $20 million gift, and the school will now be named in his honor.

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November 4, 2016

Purdue School of Nuclear Engineering recently received notification of renewal of its operating license for the Purdue University Reactor Number One, or PUR-1. The Facility Operating License, issued by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, enables

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November 2, 2016

The INSPIRE Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering brings an educational aspect to the holiday season with its third annual Engineering Gift Guide.

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