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Ceramic metalNew material, manufacturing process use sun's heat for cheaper renewable electricity

Solar power accounts for less than 2 percent of U.S. electricity but could make up more than that if the cost of electricity generation and energy storage for use on cloudy days and at nighttime were cheaper.

Simeon teamToward unhackable communication: Single particles of light could bring the 'quantum internet'

Hacker attacks on everything from social media accounts to government files could be largely prevented by the advent of quantum communication, which would use particles of light called 'photons' to secure information rather than a crackable code.

Wearable deviceSimple stickers may save lives of heart patients, athletes and lower medical costs for families

Heart surgery can be traumatic for patients. Having to continuously monitor your status without a doctor when you are back home can be even scarier. Imagine being able to do that with a simple sticker applied to your body.

Thalidomide pregnantPurdue drug discovery aims to find better drug ‘fits,’ avoid medication tragedies like thalidomide

When a medication doesn’t 'fit' the body quite right, the results can be devastating. Such is the case for thalidomide, which was prescribed in the 1950s and 1960s as a sedative or hypnotic, even for pregnant women.

Evan Perrault. Many U.S. adults confused about primary care, study shows

Adults in the United States have a limited understanding of the basic duties that nurse practitioners and physician assistants can perform, a new study suggests.

Purdue researchers advance quantum science national agenda

Quantum computing has been identified as a key technology for the United States by the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), and in late September, the NSTC released a report, 'National Strategic Overview for Quantum Information Science.'

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