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betts-goldenOG10 Purdue students win Old Golden Ticket – equivalent to a year’s in-state tuition – by choosing to get COVID-19 vaccination

A Willy Wonka-inspired COVID-19 vaccination promotion is putting nearly $10,000 into the hands of 10 incoming and returning Purdue University students ahead of the start of the fall semester.

rolls-roycePurdue welcomes the largest economic development project to West Lafayette from Rolls-Royce and invests in aerospace engineering epicenter

Aerospace engine manufacturing giant Rolls-Royce will expand its already large footprint at Purdue, thanks to a new commitment between the university, the Purdue Research Foundation and the company.

summer-college1High schoolers spend summer jump-starting their college careers

The Purdue University campus is filled with thousands of students this summer, including groups of rising juniors and seniors from Purdue Polytechnic High Schools as they prepare to turn their small steps into giant leaps.

hu-darkmodeDark mode may not save your phone’s battery life as much as you think, but there are a few silver linings

When Android and Apple operating system updates started giving users the option to put their smartphones in dark mode, the feature showed potential for saving the battery life of newer phones with screens that allow darker-colored pixels to use less power than lighter-colored pixels

tunnel-studentsNew Purdue research building will offer a world’s first in hypersonic testing, materials development

Imagine an aircraft flying 2,800 miles across the United States in only 15 minutes. A state-of the-art building ready for construction at Purdue University will provide the facilities to explore that idea through advanced hypersonic research.

horgan-roverMars rover mission only just beginning one year after its launch

Of all the exciting aspects a space mission entails for a planetary scientist who makes a living studying the outer limits, it’s still the launch from ground zero that gets Briony Horgan’s heart pounding the most.

middens-nestsPack rat nests offer first look at ancient insect DNA

For many years, scientists have been extracting DNA from the bones of ancient humans, humanoids and animals to paint a picture of evolution and species movement. Despite what’s been portrayed in the movie “Jurassic Park” — in which dinosaurs are resurrected based on preserved ancient DNA (aDNA) — scientists have had little success extracting genetic material from the preserved remains of insects.

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