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udupa-analyzing-metalOrganic molecules on a metal surface…a machinist’s best friend

How can you improve the cutting of “gummy” metals? Purdue University innovators have come up with an answer – and their findings may help in manufacturing products and reducing component failures.


ortiz-gambitReal-life success story parallels that of ‘Queen’s Gambit’ character

She grew up in an economically depressed area, became a teenage chess star, and traveled the world as an international chess woman grandmaster.


lu-cameraPublic cameras provide valuable insights on pandemic, consumers

Technology similar to massive search engines used to scour the web may soon be used to provide new insights into consumer behavior and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on economies across the world. The technology also may be a useful tool for reducing misinformation in news media.


Talk is cheap: Why we make healthy claims but indulge in unhealthy behaviors

The time period between Thanksgiving and Christmas is characterized by overindulgence. While we tell others that we are eating and drinking in moderation, controlling our spending, and exercising more, in reality, we do the exact opposite. So where does this disconnect come from?


thompson-meteoriteAsteroid explorer collects first samples thought to be rich in organic compounds; a Purdue scientist will be among the first to study

A fireball lit up the Australian sky in the first week of December, as Japan’s Hayabusa2 asteroid explorer sent a capsule containing pieces of nearby asteroid Ryugu down to the Earth’s surface.


amazon-rainforestDeforestation drove massive Amazon rainforest fires of 2019

In 2019, unprecedented wildfires destroyed thousands of square miles of Amazon rainforest, roughly the size of New Jersey. The loss of biodiversity and invaluable habitats, release of carbon from the fires, and other socioeconomic and environmental consequences have concerned scientists around the world.


lu-sensors-installIs that building done yet? Researchers test sensors that could speed up construction schedules

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