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Appenzeller illustrationData use draining your battery? Tiny device to speed up memory while also saving power

The more objects we make 'smart,' from watches to entire buildings, the greater the need for these devices to store and retrieve massive amounts of data quickly without consuming too much power.


Lung infectionsNew 2-in-1 powder aerosol to upgrade fight against deadly superbugs in lungs

Purdue University researchers have developed a new approach to treating the fourth-leading cause of death worldwide – lower respiratory infections.


Jain trustNew models sense human trust in smart machines

New 'classification models' sense how well humans trust intelligent machines they collaborate with, a step toward improving the quality of interactions and teamwork.


Tumaini innovationStreet lives: Purdue program paves paths of hope through engineering concepts for street children in Kenya

Change can be scary, especially when it involves creating a completely unknown and uncertain path forward.


Organic plasticHigh-temperature electronics? That’s hot

From iPhones on Earth to rovers on Mars, most electronics only function within a certain temperature range. By blending two organic materials together, researchers at Purdue University could create electronics that withstand extreme heat.


Savie batteryYin and yang: Opposites in nature, fluoride and lithium, compete for higher-energy batteries

The chemical element that makes up most of today's batteries, lithium, may soon be challenged by its polar opposite on the periodic table: fluoride. Yes, the same stuff in toothpaste.


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