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Purdue EPICS students designing disaster-resistant homes for Haiti

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A group of Purdue University engineering students is working with Habitat for Humanity International to develop disaster-resistant homes for Haiti. The students are in Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS), a service-learning program at Purdue in which teams of students work with local partners for community improvement. About five years ago, […] Read the full story

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Advanced engine-control system reduces biodiesel fuel consumption and emissions

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers from Purdue University and Cummins Inc. have developed an advanced “closed-loop control” approach for preventing diesel engines from emitting greater amounts of smog-causing nitrogen oxides when running on biodiesel fuels. Operating truck engines on a blend of biodiesel and ordinary diesel fuel dramatically reduces the emission of particulate matter, or […] Read the full story

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Purdue researchers return to Haiti to examine possibility of another major earthquake

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A team led by Purdue University experts is returning to Haiti this week to investigate the cause of the Jan. 12 magnitude 7 earthquake and collect crucial data to assess whether it could trigger another major event to the east or west of Port-au-Prince. Eric Calais, a professor of geophysics at […] Read the full story

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Purdue researchers studied Haitian fault; warned of potential for a large earthquake

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The potential for large earthquakes in Haiti and the Dominican Republic was forecast by a model of the northeastern Caribbean created by a team of experts. Eric Calais, a professor of geophysics at Purdue University, led the research team that is the only group utilizing advanced measurement equipment along the Enriquillo […] Read the full story

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‘Ferropaper’ is new technology for small motors, robots

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Researchers at Purdue University have created a magnetic “ferropaper” that might be used to make low-cost “micromotors” for surgical instruments, tiny tweezers to study cells and miniature speakers. The material is made by impregnating ordinary paper – even newsprint – with a mixture of mineral oil and “magnetic nanoparticles” of iron […] Read the full story

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