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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.


weibel-fabricHiking gear fabric has cooling effect that may make your next smartwatch more comfortable

As smartwatches become more powerful, they will generate more heat. To prevent burns or rashes, what if a material touching the skin could feel as cool as metal, but also be flexible enough to be worn on the wrist?


warsinger-pistonBreakthrough in reverse osmosis may lead to most energy-efficient seawater desalination ever

Making fresh water out of seawater usually requires huge amounts of energy. The most widespread process for desalination is called reverse osmosis, which works by flowing seawater over a membrane at high pressure to remove the minerals.


hasler-graphDead lithium batteries pulled from hard disk drives, electric vehicles could find new life through process that recycles critical rare-earth elements

American Resources Corp., a socially responsible supplier of high-quality raw materials, (NASDAQ:AREC) announced Thursday (May 6) an expansion of its existing sponsored research program with Purdue University.


sandhage-portraitLowering the costs of using solar-powered electricity when it’s not sunny

Solar power accounts for about 2% of U.S. electricity, but it could become more widespread if it were cheaper to generate this electricity and make it readily available on cloudy days and at nighttime.


rolls-logoPurdue researchers join Rolls-Royce, Carnegie Mellon network to create cyber-resilient systems

Proposed research at Purdue University is developing innovative solutions using artificial intelligence to enhance the security of current and future Rolls-Royce platforms powered by the company’s propulsion systems.


dai-migji-portrait‘Undruggable’ cancer protein becomes druggable, thanks to shrub

A chemist from Purdue University has found a way to synthesize a compound to fight a previously “undruggable” cancer protein with benefits across a myriad of cancer types.


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