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Reid hairEngineering a better 'Do: Purdue researchers are learning how

Using heat to style curly hair poses a nagging problem: applying too much causes permanent damage resulting in limp fibers devoid of natural curve.

Purdue selects national laboratory and industry veteran as next Discovery Park chief scientist, executive director

Tomás Díaz de la Rubia, an energy and resources industry executive at Deloitte Consulting LLP who also spent a decade as a top scientist and administrator at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has been selected as chief scientist and executive director of Discovery Park, Purdue University's complex for major interdisciplinary research activities.

'Plasmonic' material could bring ultrafast all-optical communications

Researchers have created a new 'plasmonic oxide material' that could make possible devices for optical communications that are at least 10 times faster than conventional technologies.

Chandrasekar sinuousTwin discoveries, 'eerie' effect may lead to manufacturing advances

The discovery of a previously unknown type of metal deformation – sinuous flow - and a method to suppress it could lead to more efficient machining and other manufacturing advances by reducing the force and energy required to process metals.

Study: Raising wages to $15 an hour for limited-service restaurant employees would raise prices 4.3 percent

Raising wages to $15 an hour for limited-service restaurant employees would lead to an estimated 4.3 percent increase in prices at those restaurants, according to a recent study.

Research confirms fat is sixth taste; names it oleogustus

Fat should be considered the sixth taste and can be called oleogustus, according to a study from Purdue University.

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