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Video manipulation technology poses danger to future elections

April 19, 2019

A video on social media shows a high-ranking U.S. legislator declaring his support for an overwhelming tax increase. You react accordingly because the video looks like him and sounds like him, so certainly it has be him. Not necessarily. The term “fake news” is taking a much more literal turn as new technology is making it easier to manipulate the faces and audio in videos. The videos, called deepfakes, can then be posted to any social media site with no indication they are not the real thing.

Video manipulation technology poses danger to future elections

A magnetic personality, maybe not. But magnets can help AI get closer to the efficiency of the human brain

April 18, 2019

New brain-like networks could help robots approach human-like efficiency at object recognition tasks. Purdue University researchers have developed a process to use magnetics with brain-like networks to program and teach devices such as personal robots, self-driving cars and drones to better generalize about different objects.

A magnetic personality, maybe not. But magnets can help AI get closer to the efficiency of the human brain

U.S. forests’ changes are double-edged sword for environment

April 18, 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Climate change, nitrogen deposition and fire suppression are leading to shifts in the types of trees that dominate American forests. These changes will have environmental consequences, potentially positive and negative, according to a Purdue University study.

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Mild equine asthma can distinguish winners from losers on the racetrack

April 16, 2019

A study led by Professor Laurent Couëtil found that 80 percent of thoroughbred racehorses surveyed had mild or moderate asthma. Couëtil, who is also a professor of large animal internal medicine in Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has spent much of his career treating and researching equine respiratory disease.

Mild equine asthma can distinguish winners from losers on the racetrack

Up in arms: Insect-inspired arm technology aims to improve drones

April 16, 2019

A Purdue University researcher has come up with a patented design for drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, that works in windy conditions, is more energy-efficient and can handle a larger payload. The was inspired by the wings and flight patterns of insects.

Up in arms: Insect-inspired arm technology aims to improve drones

Mild equine asthma can distinguish winners from losers on the racetrack

April 16, 2019

From chariot racing in ancient Rome to the modern Kentucky Derby, horse racing has been celebrated in some form for more than a thousand years. Whether the horses’ hooves were pounding around in a dirt-filled coliseum or a racetrack surrounded by spectators in wide-brimmed hats, they probably had one thing in common: asthma. When just a few seconds makes the difference between first and last place, equine athletes need to bring their best game to the track. For those that don’t, the issue can often be traced to the lungs.

Mild equine asthma can distinguish winners from losers on the racetrack

Applications due May 20 for NIH-funded BRAINS program cohorts

April 15, 2019

BRAINS, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) program designed to increase the engagement and retention of early-career academic neuroscientists from underrepresented groups, is now accepting applications for its 2019 cohort. The deadline for applications is 9 a.m. (PT) on Monday, May 20, 2019.

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Oxford-Purdue Visual Analytics Collaboration

April 15, 2019

VACCINE's collaboration with the UK Visual Analytics Centre (UKVAC) has produced a paper on designing and evaluating visual analytics systems, co-authored by Dr. Min Chen and VACCINE director Dr. David Ebert.

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'Transformative' microscope to be installed at Purdue

April 12, 2019

Six major life science entities – Purdue University, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University Bloomington, the University of Illinois-Champaign, Eli Lilly and Company, and the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute – have pooled their resources together to purchase the latest version of the nearly $9 million machine.

'Transformative' microscope to be installed at Purdue

'Transformative' microscope to be installed at Purdue

April 12, 2019

The cryo-electron microscope is a modern marvel of a machine that allows scientists to look at how proteins and viruses are built atom by atom. And it’s so important to the science that the original developers of this technique received the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work.

'Transformative' microscope to be installed at Purdue

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