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Ceramic metalNew material, manufacturing process use sun's heat for cheaper renewable electricity

Solar power accounts for less than 2 percent of U.S. electricity but could make up more than that if the cost of electricity generation and energy storage for use on cloudy days and at nighttime were cheaper.


Edelman ConvergenceDiscovery Park District lays ‘Welcome’ mat with construction of 145,000-square-foot, five-story building

Construction is underway on the Convergence Center for Innovation and Collaboration, a five-story building that will serve as the entryway to Discovery Park District, a 400-acre uniquely designed purpose-driven community on the western edge of the Purdue University campus.


Simeon teamToward unhackable communication: Single particles of light could bring the 'quantum internet'

Hacker attacks on everything from social media accounts to government files could be largely prevented by the advent of quantum communication, which would use particles of light called 'photons' to secure information rather than a crackable code.


Mohammad RahmanDon’t get left behind: Prof examines how big data, automation are revolutionizing the world of retail

As an international student from Bangladesh, Mohammad Rahman graduated with a degree in computer science shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.


Thalidomide pregnantPurdue drug discovery aims to find better drug ‘fits,’ avoid medication tragedies like thalidomide

When a medication doesn’t 'fit' the body quite right, the results can be devastating. Such is the case for thalidomide, which was prescribed in the 1950s and 1960s as a sedative or hypnotic, even for pregnant women.


master unveilNew Purdue master plan endorsed by board; sets stage for next 50 years

Purdue University Physical Facilities unveiled the new West Lafayette campus master plan Friday (Oct. 12) following the plan’s endorsement by the Purdue Board of Trustees. The Giant Leaps Master Plan builds on Purdue’s 150-year history and looks to the future to imagine how the campus’s physical space will set the stage for the next 50 years of giant leaps.


Sandy organizersA little help from your friends is key to natural disaster recovery, Purdue research study suggests

Natural disasters are life-changers for all involved, and understanding why some communities recover faster than others can be better achieved by looking at both the social and physical networks within these communities and their interplay, according to a four-year Purdue University study of Hurricane Sandy.


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