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zavattieri-matgifPurdue researchers develop a new type of intelligent architected materials for industry applications

Purdue University civil engineering researchers have developed patent-pending intelligent architected materials that can dissipate energy caused by bending, compression, torque and tensile stresses, avoiding permanent plastic deformation or damage, and may also exhibit shape memory properties that allow them to have actuation capacity.

bean-greenhousePurdue professor directs lab for global legume systems research program

A program led by Michigan State University’s (MSU) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources in collaboration with the Purdue University College of Agriculture has received a five-year funding extension from the U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID), bringing the total project’s support up to $35 million.

verma-testprototypePurdue developing field test to detect SARS-CoV-2 virus in dozens of host species

Purdue University has received $2.7 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to develop a field test that can measure and predict the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in a wide range of wildlife and farm animals.

horgan-centerMars region offers NASA rover environment to search for evidence of ancient microbial life

Purdue scientist leading new phase of Perseverance’s exploration of long-dry lake shoreline on the red planet

thompson-bennuBringing home asteroids: Purdue scientist is among the first to examine asteroid pieces from NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission

To study the planets, someone has to go there: Either a human or a bot launches into space to physically explore other worlds. Scientists who study extraterrestrial materials can’t usually bring their work home.

wallace-joeyCracking the science of collagen in bones

For over a century, the science around bones has been rooted only in whatever an X-ray image was able to reveal. Bone research solely focused on mineral content through radiation images, limiting the understanding about many other aspects of bone — collagen, water, fat — which don’t show up on a scan.

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