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martinez-paperkeyboardReinventing everyday items to live more efficiently

Want to change the volume of your music just by touching your clothes? Here’s a way to do it that still allows you to wash the clothes – which also charge themselves.


stem-pilotInstruction during pandemic provides foundation for future STEM education

University-level science and engineering courses were modified during the pandemic year, and it is unlikely they will ever fully return to what they were before the events of 2020.


lee-sensorPrintable Purdue biosensor simultaneously records, makes images of tissues and organs

Surgeons may soon be able to localize critical regions in tissues and organs during a surgical operation thanks to a new, patent-pending Purdue University biosensor that can be printed in 3D using an automated printing system.


pushkar-photosynthesisSoaking up the sun: Artificial photosynthesis promises a clean, sustainable source of energy

Humans can do lots of things that plants can’t do. We can walk around, we can talk, we can hear and see and touch. But plants have one major advantage over humans: They can make energy directly from the sun.


Equity Task Force provides implementation update to Purdue trustees

Charged by the Board of Trustees in the fall of 2020, Purdue University continues taking steps to enhance the experience for Black Boilermakers. As part of the multimillion-dollar Equity Task Force initiative, Purdue is hiring additional recruiters to help attract Black students; is expanding existing programs such as Emerging Leaders; and thanks to more than $25 million in donations, is introducing more scholarship opportunities for underrepresented minority students.


negishi-gradEi-ichi Negishi, one of 2 Nobel Prize winners from Purdue University, dies

Purdue University chemist Ei-ichi Negishi, whose work in creating a method to build complex organic molecules necessary for numerous purposes — from pharmaceutical manufacturing to electronics — led to a Nobel Prize in Chemistry, died Sunday (June 6) in Indianapolis. He was 85.


wodicka-portraitEvery newborn on a ventilator can now be better protected, thanks to technology that helps prevent a common breathing tube incident

If a newborn is moved or becomes agitated while on a ventilator, the breathing tube also could move. Just a few seconds with the tube in the wrong position might lead to a critical lack of oxygen to the brain, possibly resulting in lifelong disability or brain damage or even ending the baby’s life.


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