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July 28, 2021
Purdue physicist earns global recognition with Falling Walls Foundation honor
It is commonly known that two types of fundamental particles make up the universe: bosons and fermions. Bosons and fermions behave very differently due to fundamentally different statistical properties.
July 27, 2021
Mars rover mission only just beginning one year after its launch
Of all the exciting aspects a space mission entails for a planetary scientist who makes a living studying the outer limits, it’s still the launch from ground zero that gets Briony Horgan’s heart pounding the most.
July 26, 2021
2021 Showalter Scholars selected
July 25, 2021
New Purdue research building will offer a world’s first in hypersonic testing, materials development
Imagine an aircraft flying 2,800 miles across the United States in only 15 minutes. A state-of the-art building ready for construction at Purdue University will provide the facilities to explore that idea through advanced hypersonic research.
July 22, 2021
Pack rat nests offer first look at ancient insect DNA
For many years, scientists have been extracting DNA from the bones of ancient humans, humanoids and animals to paint a picture of evolution and species movement. Despite what’s been portrayed in the movie “Jurassic Park” – in which dinosaurs are resurrected based on preserved ancient DNA (aDNA) – scientists have had little success extracting genetic material from the preserved remains of insects.
July 21, 2021
Purdue team flying miles above Earth with NASA, gathering data on North American monsoon season
During the summer, North America’s monsoon season creates massive storms across the Midwest. These storms can cause a phenomenon where the lowest atmospheric layers, the troposphere and stratosphere, mix.