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This image shows plasmonic nanotweezers for the lab-on-a-chip technology and the experimental setup used for excitation of the plasmonic nanostructure and imaging of the motion of suspended tracer particles. (Image provided)

New ‘tornado’ lab-on-a-chip technology with micro tweezers

Scientists at the Purdue University have come up with an innovative approach for detecting and diagnosing a tumor or a viral disease. They have developed a...
Adam Baxmeyer, Purdue University Airport manager of operations, reviews plans near the airport runway. Purdue is one of the few smaller airports with a traffic control tower. A Purdue-developed technology launched by Bluemac Analytics can help airports improve operations data collection. (Photo by Oren Darling, Purdue Research Foundation)

New data collection technology may help small airports improve operations counts

There are almost 521 airport traffic control towers in the US. Nearly 20,000 U.S. airports reported that documenting flight operations is a bit challenging. Airport...
Tongcang Li and Jonghoon Ahn have levitated a nanoparticle in vacuum and driven it to rotate at high speed, which they hope will help them study the properties of vacuum and quantum mechanics. (Purdue University photo/Vincent Walter)

World’s fastest man-made spinning object created

Scientists at the Purdue, Peking University, Tsinghua University, and the Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter in Beijing come in collaboration and have developed...
Clearer and more detailed images reveal how amyloid plaques damage the brain, leading to Alzheimer's disease. (Purdue University image/Fenil Patel

New development in 3D super-resolution imaging gives insight on Alzheimer’s disease

According to an estimate, 40% of Americans over the age of 85 have Alzheimer's disease. One noteworthy issue with understanding Alzheimer's isn't having the capacity to...
This image shows the creation of a superhydrophobic surface on a metal surface by an ultrafast laser, which is transferred to PMDS via transfer molding and assembled into a microfluidic device.

New manufacturing process creates super-small channels to improve water repellency

Scientists at the Purdue University have developed a new manufacturing process that holds the potential to improve the water repellency for some common products. The process...
Purdue University researchers developed a series of continuous-flow photoreactors to effectively remove chemical products and compounds from water supplies. (Image provided by Reynaldo Barreto)

New technique helps remove pharmaceuticals, chemical contaminants from public water systems

The concern about water contaminants has been standing out as truly newsworthy in the recent months as the EPA held a national summit on...
Kerri Rodriguez, human-animal interaction graduate student (left), and Maggie O’Haire, assistant professor of human-animal interaction in the College of Veterinary Medicine, look at cortisol samples. Cortisol was one of the measurements used in a new study that shows how veterans with PTSD may benefit physiologically from using service dogs. (Purdue University photo/ Kevin Doerr)

Physiological and behavioral benefits may be experienced by veterans with PTSD who have service...

A new study by the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, using service dogs may affect the health and well-being of military members and veterans with...
A new 3D printing technique allows materials with the consistency of clay or cookie dough to be used to manufacture a variety of shapes. Purdue Univeristy assistant professor Emre Gunduz used ultrasonic vibrations to maintain a flow of the material through the printer nozzle. (Purdue University photo/Jared Pike)

Now you can 3D print clay, cookie dough – or solid rocket fuel

Scientists at the Purdue University have developed a new way to 3D print extremely viscous materials, with the consistency of clay or cookie dough...
This graphic shows the procedure of identifying and extracting intrinsic signals from big arteries and veins in an fMRI scan, and using them to calculate the cerebral circulation time of young healthy males and females.

Medical imaging technology detects vascular disorders, injuries in brain

Using recently developed analytical imaging technology based on functional MRI, scientists at the Purdue University have identified cerebral vascular disorders and injuries that do not require...