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Purdue ROV team excels at international competition

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University student team earned second place in an international competition to design and build a remotely operated underwater vehicle and perform a simulated mission to cap a leaking offshore oil well. “We’ve had a phenomenal year,” said Seth Baklor, team captain and a junior in industrial engineering. “Our second-place […]

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Future surgeons may use robotic nurse, ‘gesture recognition’

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Surgeons of the future might use a system that recognizes hand gestures as commands to control a robotic scrub nurse or tell a computer to display medical images of the patient during an operation. Both the hand-gesture recognition and robotic nurse innovations might help to reduce the length of surgeries and […]

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New Purdue lab offers advanced water-engineering features

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University on Saturday (Oct. 16) will dedicate a new civil engineering laboratory housing advanced hydrology and hydraulics facilities for teaching and research related to water resources. “The new lab is equipped with ultra-modern facilities for preparing future civil engineers to address global water challenges,” said M. Katherine Banks, the Jack […]

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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 […]

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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 — […]

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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, […]

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