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Next “Science on Tap” features prof researching oil spill-cleanup technology

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University materials engineering professor developing a technology that could be used to help with environmental cleanups such as the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the featured speaker July 22 at the next Science on Tap forum. Professor Jeffrey Youngblood‘s presentation, titled “Superficial Science: Polymer Surface Science at […] Read the full story

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New heat pump could halve heating costs in cold climates

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new type of heat pump being developed at Purdue University could allow residents in cold climates to cut their heating bills in half. The research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, builds on previous work that began about five years ago at Purdue’s Ray W. Herrick Laboratories, said James […] Read the full story

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Mobile processing plant could turn agri-waste into biofuel

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Chemical engineers at Purdue University have developed a new method to process agricultural waste and other biomass into biofuels, and they are proposing the creation of mobile processing plants that would rove the Midwest to produce the fuels. “What’s important is that you can process all kinds of available biomass — […] Read the full story

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Higher-protein diets support weight loss, may lower bone density

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Overweight and moderately obese postmenopausal women using diets based on higher protein intake also need to be aware of potential bone loss, according to new research from Purdue University. “We know that when overweight, postmenopausal women reduce their energy intake to successfully lose weight, they can lose less lean body mass […] Read the full story

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New process for storing, generating hydrogen promising for fuel cell cars

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new process for storing and generating hydrogen to run fuel cells in cars has been invented by chemical engineers at Purdue University. The process, given the name hydrothermolysis, uses a powdered chemical called ammonia borane, which has one of the highest hydrogen contents of all solid materials, said Arvind Varma, […] Read the full story

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