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CVG and Purdue partner to measure benefits of TSA pre-check

A study at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) has found that new Pre-Check procedures may shave more than 11 minutes off a passenger's security screening.

Whittinghill simulator'Virtual nose' may reduce simulator sickness in video games

Virtual reality games often cause simulator sickness – inducing vertigo and sometimes nausea - but new research findings point to a potential strategy to ease the affliction.

Violence against women in India, social movements

Mangala Subramaniam, Purdue University associate professor of sociology, has been studying how women organize and their social movements in India for 15 years.

nanocompositesNew technique could bring quality-control tool for nanocomposites

Layered nanocomposites containing tiny structures mixed into a polymer matrix are gaining commercial use, but their complex nature can hide defects that affect performance.

packing peanutsNew processing technology converts packing peanuts to battery components

Researchers have shown how to convert waste packing peanuts into high-performance carbon electrodes for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that outperform conventional graphite electrodes, representing an environmentally friendly approach to reuse the waste.

Plasmonic ceramic materials key to advances in nanophotonics for extreme operational conditions

Progress in developing nanophotonic devices capable of withstanding high temperatures and harsh conditions for applications including data storage, sensing, health care and energy will depend on the research community and industry adopting new 'plasmonic ceramic' materials, according to a commentary this week in the journal Science.

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