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Widespread chemical contaminants stunt growth of amphibians


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A series of synthetic chemicals widely used in household products, food packaging and clothing have a significant effect on the development of frogs, even at low doses, according to a Purdue University study.

Game theory harnessed for cybersecurity of large-scale nets


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Researchers have laid the groundwork for a method to improve cybersecurity for large-scale systems like the power grid and autonomous military defense networks by harnessing game theory and creating new intelligent algorithms. 

Purdue researchers receive ‘Grand Challenges Explorations’ grant for projects to help expecting mothers


Purdue University announced Tuesday (Nov. 14) that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Engaging children in math at home equals a boost in more than just math skills


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Preschool children who engage in math activities at home with their parents not only improve their math skills, but also their general vocabulary, according to research from Purdue University.

We should use central pressure deficit, not wind speed, to predict hurricane damage


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The system for categorizing hurricanes accounts only for peak wind speeds, but research published in Nature Communications explains why central pressure deficit is a better indicator of economic damage from storms in the United States.

Purdue research group travels to Bonn for COP 23


A research team from Purdue University is attending the UN Climate Change Conference to conduct research for projects related to the Paris Agreemen

Taming ‘dendrites’ could bring better lithium-ion batteries


Researchers have learned the mechanisms behind a common type of failure in lithium-ion batteries caused by the formation and growth of “dendrites,” findings that could aid in the design of faster-charging and longer-lasting batteries.

System uses ‘deep learning’ to detect cracks in nuclear reactors


A system under development at Purdue University uses artificial intelligence to detect cracks captured in videos of nuclear reactors and represents a future inspection technology to help reduce accidents and maintenance costs.

Research Highlights


Findings probe cell cooperation, ‘en masse’ migration

Cells that specialize in groups function more effectively

New algorithm expands use of advanced camera for biological microscopy


'Microfluidic' device simulates cancer treatment as effectively as research animals


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A new technology that simulates tumors has been shown to perform as well as research animals in testing chemotherapy drugs, representing a potential tool for screening drugs before treating a patient.

New ‘Furion’ software allows untethered high-quality VR


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The virtual reality industry is faced with a conundrum: Users must be tethered to a server or PC in order to play high-quality apps.

Purdue professor receives grant to study fragile X syndrome


Alexander Chubykin, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Purdue University, has been awarded a $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study impaired visual learning caused by fragile X syndrome.

Urban heat and cool island effects controlled by agriculture and irrigation


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As Earth’s climate continues to warm, the urban heat island effect raises concerns that city-dwellers will suffer more heat stress than their rural counterparts. However, new research suggests that some cities actually experience a cooling effect. 

Purdue researchers seeking to repurpose Blu-ray technology to diagnose early-stage cancer receive federal, state grants


Purdue University researchers pursuing a way to repurpose high-definition Blu-ray technology, popular for watching videos and listening to music, to diagnose early-stage cancers and monitor their treatments have received nearly $200,000 in state and federal grants.

Purdue develops ‘intrachip’ micro-cooling system for high-performance radar, supercomputers


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Researchers have developed a new type of cooling system for high-performance radars and supercomputers that circulates a liquid coolant directly into electronic chips through an intricate series of tiny microchannels.

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