Purdue University was founded in 1868 as one of the original land-grant universities in the United States. Purdue is the flagship university of Indiana's university system. It is noted for its exceptional College of Engineering and programs in aerospace and aviation. Also noteworthy is the Krannert School of Management. Purdue ranks in the Top 100 of American Universities, according to U.S. News and World Report. Purdue offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in 200 subject areas. Purdue publishes high quality peer-review journals and offers on-line public access to its research news. Purdue enjoys its nickname, Cradle of Astronauts as 22 astronauts are alumni, including Neil Armstrong, Gus Grissom and Eugene Cernan.
Study: Loss of wetland biodiversity increases disease risk in frogs
Amphibians in species-poor wetlands have a higher risk of becoming infected with a virulent parasite than those in wetlands with a rich diversity of species, according to a Purdue University finding that ...
Storm-damaged science balloon returned to Purdue by IU fan
A science balloon launched by Purdue College of Technology students that was damaged by tornado-creating storms has dramatically returned to campus after crash-landing near Kalida, Ohio.
Purdue engineer: Toys can help develop STEM skills in children
One of the hot topics on social media this holiday season is finding gifts that can help children, especially girls, develop science- and engineering-related skills.
Geospatial data project will let almost anyone put almost anything on map
A powerful Web-based system enabling people worldwide to better predict such things as damaging floods and potential effects of climate change is the goal of a $4.5 million, four-year project begun by Purdue ...
New hologram technology created with tiny nanoantennas
Researchers have created tiny holograms using a "metasurface" capable of the ultra-efficient control of light, representing a potential new technology for advanced sensors, high-resolution displays and information ...
High nitrogen rates increase micronutrient uptake, storage in corn
(Phys.org) —A Purdue University study shows that high-yielding, modern corn hybrids take up not only more nitrogen from soil but more micronutrients such as zinc, iron, manganese and copper. Nitrogen fertilizer rates also ...
Project aims to mass-produce 'nanopetals' for sensors, batteries
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Purdue University are developing a method to mass-produce a new type of nanomaterial for advanced sensors and batteries, with an eye toward manufacturing in the Midwest.
Asteroid expert says surveillance is key to survival, planning is key to defense
(Phys.org) —For the threat of meteor strikes large or small, early detection is key, and evacuation may be the only defense needed within the next 1,000 years, according to an asteroid impact expert.
Is mom's favorite child always the same?
(Phys.org) —Similarities in personal values and beliefs between an adult child and an older mother is what keeps that child in favor over the long-term, and that preference can have practical applications for mother's long-term ...
Device speeds concentration step in food-pathogen detection
(Phys.org) —Researchers have developed a system that concentrates foodborne salmonella and other pathogens faster than conventional methods by using hollow thread-like fibers that filter out the cells, ...
Cell-detection system promising for medical research, diagnostics
(Phys.org) —Researchers are developing a system that uses tiny magnetic beads to quickly detect rare types of cancer cells circulating in a patient's blood, an advance that could help medical doctors diagnose ...
Buses fueled by natural gas a better option now, study finds
The local bus system could reduce its costs and emit significantly fewer pollutants by converting its fleet to one powered by natural gas, a cleaner fuel now in greater supply and more affordable, Purdue University energy ...
New steering tech for heavy equipment saves fuel, ups efficiency
Researchers at Purdue University have shown how to reduce fuel consumption while improving the efficiency of hydraulic steering systems in heavy construction equipment.
Purdue researchers working on missile-defense software
Purdue University researchers are peering into the future to help the United States foil enemy missile attacks.
Science is harnessing shock waves to create new materials
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Purdue University are part of a national effort to develop new materials having super strength and other properties by using shock waves similar to those generated by meteorites ...