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Dust storms on Mars could behave similarly to dry cyclones. (NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems photo)

Cold, dry planets could have a lot of hurricanes

Study overturns the conventional wisdom that water is needed to create cyclones.
A disposable diaper sensor can continuously track the presence of urinary tract infection, leading to earlier treatment. (Purdue University image)

Autonomous diaper sensor detects better urinary tract infections

A urinary tract infection (UTI) happens when bacteria (germs) gets into the urinary tract. The most common place for a UTI to occur is...
3 glasses of beer

Improving taste, shelf life, production of beer, food

Purdue University-affiliated startup Induction Food Systems (IFS) has recently finished testing of a new technology that aims to improve the taste, quality and shelf...
Purdue University researchers have developed a new propellant formulation method to use graphene foams to power spacecraft. (Stock photo)

New hybrid energy method could fuel the future of rockets, spacecraft for exploration

Graphene is a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb-like pattern. Graphene is considered to be the world's thinnest, strongest and most...
The human body carries electrical signals well. Now these signals can be contained within close proximity of the body, thanks to new technology developed by Purdue University engineers. Credit: Purdue University image/Erin Easterling

Your body has internet and now it can’t be hacked

Radiative communication using electro-magnetic (EM) fields amongst the wearable and implantable devices act as the backbone for information exchange around a human body. However,...
New chemical conversion process turns plastic waste into fuel

New chemical conversion process turns plastic waste into fuel

Almost 8 million plastics flow into the oceans each year. Plastic waste disposal, whether recycled or thrown away, does not mean the end of the...
RBCs, Blood infection

Blood infections need to be treated fast

Bloodstream infection (BSI) is one of the most devastating preventable complications in Critical Care Units. It has far-reaching consequences resulting in a prolonged length...
A new organic plastic allows electronics to function in extreme temperatures without sacrificing performance. (Purdue University photo/John Underwood)

High-temperature electronics? That’s hot

Most electronics only function within a certain temperature range. Now, scientists at Purdue University have blended two organic materials together and created electronics that can withstand extreme...
An eastern gray whale, pictured off the coast of Mexico, and its cousins to the west have similar levels of genetic diversity, though they have genetically diverged into two distinct subgroups, according to a Purdue University study. A genetic analysis of the whales suggests there are enough genetic resources between the populations to offer hope for the critically endangered populations to the west. (Photo credit: Anna Brüniche-Olsen)

Genetic study provides new information about endangered whales

Seek after an alarmingly low number of grey whales in the western Pacific Ocean may rest with their cousins toward the east, as indicated...