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Strachan UltrafastSimulations provide new insight into emerging nanoelectronic device

Researchers have used an advanced model to simulate in unprecedented detail the workings of 'resistance-switching cells' that might replace conventional memory for electronics applications, with the potential to bring faster and higher capacity computer memory while consuming less energy.

Ellspermann to give Road School keynote address; State Street project to be discussed

Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann will give the keynote address Wednesday (March 11) during the 101st annual Purdue Road School.

History prof weighs in on Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight

Fans wanted to see a Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao match-up for years and a Purdue University American sports historian vets just how this fight will be remembered in history.

Pol frictionSub-micrometer carbon spheres reduce engine friction as oil additive

Tiny, perfectly smooth carbon spheres added to motor oil have been shown to reduce friction and wear typically seen in engines by as much as 25 percent, suggesting a similar enhancement in fuel economy.

Purdue alumnus appointed next director of Congressional Budget Office

Keith Hall, a Purdue University graduate, has been appointed as next director of the Congressional Budget Office. Hall's appointment was announced Friday (Feb. 27) and his term as director begins April 1. He will succeed the current director, Douglas Elmendorf.

Leaves Committee to review plan design, increase days available

In response to feedback received over the last 10 days regarding the proposed changes to Purdue University's leaves policy, the University Leaves Committee along with Bill Sullivan, chief financial officer and treasurer, will re-evaluate the proposed leaves plan.

Stuart flyGenome reveals how Hessian fly causes galls in wheat

A team of researchers from 26 institutions around the world has sequenced the Hessian fly genome, shedding light on how the insect creates growth-stunting galls in wheat.

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