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children-readinigOh, the places you’ll go – if you shut down the computer and open up a book instead!

Parents and teachers will encourage kids to put aside their screens and pick up a book – including those by famed children’s author Dr. Seuss – as part of Read Across America Day during his birthday celebration on March 2.


group-walkingParents: Developing strategies for communication, independence is key for adolescents, relationship

Stricter curfews, monitoring friends and whereabouts, restrictions on smartphone and social media are traditional parental responses for misbehaving adolescents.


george-phoneDigital technology use and digital inequality could complicate teens’ lives

Adolescents are avid users of smartphones and social media. And with that use come concerns that constant connectivity is leading to bad academic performance, disconnection from life offline and heightened psychological distress.


rispoli-coilsStretchable, wearable coils may make MRI, other medical tests easier on patients

Anyone who has had a mammogram or an MRI knows how uncomfortable and awkward the tests can be. Now, Purdue University researchers have taken technology used in the defense and aerospace industries to create a novel way of doing some medical imaging.


fat-cellsSupport grows for technology aimed at turning bad fat to good fat, to treat millions with obesity, diabetes

A significant investment from a Purdue University alumnus and his wife will help further develop technology aimed at treating obesity and diabetes by turning bad fat into good fat inside the body.


expander-visualTurbomachine expander offers efficient, safe strategy for heating, cooling

A new device to help homeowners cut electricity bills also could provide more efficient and safer cooling options for companies and vehicles.


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