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nateghi-internetTurn off that camera during virtual meetings, environmental study says

It’s not just to hide clutter anymore – add “saving the planet” to the reasons you leave the camera off during your next virtual meeting.


plants-microbeOG.jpgModern tomatoes can’t get same soil microbe boost as ancient ancestors

Tomato plants are especially vulnerable to foliar diseases that can kill them or impact yield. These problems require a number of pesticides in conventional crops and make organic production especially difficult.


GatewayArchPurdue Ag Alumni's annual fish fry has gone fishin'

Since 1949, Purdue University agriculture alumni have gathered for an annual meeting and fish fry. The fish fry has become a major event held the first weekend in February at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, attracting major speakers, Purdue leadership, Indiana federal, state and local government representatives, and a crowd of more than 1,500 alumni and friends.


fast-startInaugural Fast Start students join Purdue in fall 2021

High school seniors William Herrell and identical twins Jenelle and Sydney Ward hail from rural Indiana communities, excited about starting the next chapter in their lives: college. Now, they have something else in common: The Wards and Herrell are the first Fast Start program students to gain admission into Purdue University.


udupa-analyzing-metalOrganic molecules on a metal surface…a machinist’s best friend

How can you improve the cutting of “gummy” metals? Purdue University innovators have come up with an answer – and their findings may help in manufacturing products and reducing component failures.


ortiz-gambitReal-life success story parallels that of ‘Queen’s Gambit’ character

She grew up in an economically depressed area, became a teenage chess star, and traveled the world as an international chess woman grandmaster.


lu-cameraPublic cameras provide valuable insights on pandemic, consumers

Technology similar to massive search engines used to scour the web may soon be used to provide new insights into consumer behavior and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on economies across the world. The technology also may be a useful tool for reducing misinformation in news media.


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