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Registration open for 2010 Global Game Jam at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Registration is open for the Global Game Jam, which will be hosted at the Purdue Center for Serious Games on Jan. 29-31, 2010. The Global Game Jam is a weekend during which those interested in making video games come together, form teams and develop a video game. Participation is free and […] Read the full story

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National Test Facility for Fuels, Propulsion to be housed at Purdue Airport

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University will operate a new federally funded facility to test aircraft engines and develop alternative fuels in work that also aims to reduce the nation’s reliance on imported oil. The National Test Facility for Fuels and Propulsion is funded with a $1.35 million grant from the U.S. Air Force and […] Read the full story

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Purdue highlights cloud computing tools at supercomputing conference

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Facebook for scientists — but built to facilitate serious research rather than socializing — and an award-winning method for putting idle computers to work on scientific breakthroughs are Purdue-developed technologies in the spotlight at the SC09, the world’s largest high-performance computing conference. Purdue is highlighting the HUBzero and DiaGrid technologies at […] Read the full story

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Experiment allowed kids to create, learn about biofuels

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Indiana 4-H members and their peers across the nation created renewable energy in a Wednesday (Oct. 7) experiment. Biofuel Blast helped 4-H’ers better understand the process for producing fuel from crops, and built on science education that’s a regular part of the 4-H program, said Renee McKee, assistant director and program […] Read the full story

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Twitter tool shows hot tweets when people meet

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The first Twitter tool that ranks the popularity of individual messages plans to make the backchannel conversations at conferences and meetings more interesting. Need4Feed, a new Twitter tool developed at Purdue University, ranks Twitter messages in several ways, allowing users to see what is being said outside of the meeting rooms […] Read the full story

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Study shows more corn for biofuels would hurt water

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — More of the fertilizers and pesticides used to grow corn would find their way into nearby water sources if ethanol demands lead to planting more acres in corn, according to a Purdue University study. The study of Indiana water sources found that those near fields that practice continuous-corn rotations had higher […] Read the full story

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