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Reviving American chestnuts may mitigate climate change

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University study shows that introducing a new hybrid of the American chestnut tree would not only bring back the all-but-extinct species, but also put a dent in the amount of carbon in the Earth’s atmosphere. Douglass Jacobs, an associate professor of forestry and natural resources, found that American chestnuts […] Read the full story

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Bluetooth signals show airport security-line waiting times

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Researchers have used Bluetooth signals from cell phones and other wireless devices to track how long it takes travelers to get through security lines at the Indianapolis International Airport. The research expands previous work that has focused on measuring motor-vehicle travel times and could lead to systems that help reduce waits […] Read the full story

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Biodiesel blend performs as well as ultra-low sulfur fuel

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Those worried about a performance drop-off going from standard diesel fuel to the more environmentally friendly B20 biodiesel blend can ease their minds. A new Purdue University study shows that there is almost no statistical performance difference in semitrailer trucks using B20, a 20-percent blend of biodiesel, and No. 2 ultra-low […] Read the full story

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Participants for Purdue’s mini-Camp Calcium sought

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Girls ages 10-12 are being recruited to participate in a mini-Camp Calcium at Purdue University. The camp will include three clinical campus visits, six weeks apart. For three weeks before each campus visit, participants will consume a fiber product in a yogurt-like drink. Participants will then stay on campus for two […] Read the full story

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Expert: Obama’s new cybersecurity ‘coordinator’ position lacks clout, authority

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Purdue University cybersecurity expert is skeptical that the new U.S. cybersecurity coordinator will have enough clout to serve as more than a glorified cheerleader with the way the White House has created the position. Professor Eugene H. Spafford, executive director of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance […] Read the full story

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 December 2019