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Birck hosts hands-on NanoDays for K-12 schools, general public

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The fascinating, tiny world of nanotechnology will take center stage during the second annual NanoDays on April 15 and 16 at Discovery Park’s Birck Nanotechnology Center. Schools from throughout the Greater Lafayette area are invited to NanoDays from 10:00a to 3:00p on April 15 at Birck Nanotechnology Center, located at 1205 […]

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Purdue sets traps for aggressive hawks, cautions public

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. –- While attempts are under way to capture and relocate a pair of red-tailed hawks on the southwest side of campus that have been aggressive toward people, Purdue University officials on Wednesday (Feb. 23) cautioned the public to take precautions. “Be alert and carry an umbrella, which when opened will provide a […]

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Purdue looks for ways to move 2 aggressive hawks

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -– Purdue is consulting with state officials to determine the best way to remove two red-tailed hawks that reportedly scratched two graduate students in the past month in a grassy area just west of the Birck Nanotechnology Center. The most recent injury occurred Friday (Nov. 5). The injuries in both cases were […]

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Science on Tap forum features Purdue expert on BP Gulf oil spill

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue mechanical engineering professor Steve Wereley, who has gained international attention for his analysis of the potential size of the BP PLC oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, will be the featured speaker Thursday (June 17) at the next Science on Tap forum. Wereley’s presentation, “Analyzing Disaster: A Nanoscale Guy […]

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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 […]

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New nanolaser key to future optical computers and technologies

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Researchers have created the tiniest laser since its invention nearly 50 years ago, paving the way for a host of innovations, including superfast computers that use light instead of electrons to process information, advanced sensors and imaging. Because the new device, called a “spaser,” is the first of its kind to […]

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