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New tool for virtual and augmented reality uses ‘deep learning’

Future systems that allow people to interact with virtual environments will require computers to interpret the human hand’s nearly endless variety and complexity of changing motions and joint angles.

Economist available to discuss Great Britain’s vote to exit EU

Jerry Lynch, professor of economics in Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, is an expert in monetary theory and policy, macroeconomics, and international trade and finance. He can talk about the economic implications of Great Britain’s vote to withdraw from the European Union.

Berger portraitStudy focuses on use of instructional videos to aid problem solving

New research aims to help educators quantify how the best students perform problem solving with the aid of instructional videos, a step toward learning how to better coach students in difficult engineering curricula.

Ash borer treeEAB research: Saving trees early less costly than replacing them

Cities and towns with 'urban forests' such as parks and streets lined with trees could spend less money by taking steps to save emerald ash borer-infested trees early rather than wait until they can only replace them, Purdue University researchers concluded in a study.

Andrew MuglerPurdue professor earns international grant to study how traveling cells keep time

A Purdue University professor has been awarded a 2016 Human Frontier Science Program grant to uncover how cells measure time.

Alam bacteriaElectronic sensor that tells dead bacteria from live by measuring 'osmoregulation' is potential future tool for medicine and food safety

A new type of electronic sensor that might be used to quickly detect and classify bacteria for medical diagnostics and food safety has passed a key hurdle by distinguishing between dead and living bacteria cells.

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