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Purdue receives $105M to lead earthquake engineering network

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Advancing research and education to reduce the devastation and loss of human life from earthquakes and tsunamis is the goal of a new center at Purdue University. The National Science Foundation awarded $105 million to a Purdue-led team to spearhead a center that will serve as headquarters for the operations of […]

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Estrogen supplements not as effective as claimed

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Dietary supplements claiming to help postmenopausal women with bone health may not be doing what they say, according to new research from Purdue University. “We found that some plant-derived isoflavones have a modest effect on suppressing bone loss during post-menopause, but more concerning is many dietary supplements that claim to have […]

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Tropical storms sustain over wet land, fizzle out over dry ground

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — If it has already rained, it’s going to continue to pour, according to a Purdue University study of how ocean-origin storms behave when they come ashore. More than 30 years of monsoon data from India showed that ground moisture where the storms make landfall is a major indicator of what the […]

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Personality traits associated with stress and worry can be hazardous to your health

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Personality traits associated with chronic worrying can lead to earlier death, at least in part because these people are more likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, according to research from Purdue University. “Research shows that higher levels of neuroticism can lead to earlier mortality, and we wanted to […]

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Study of 16 developing countries shows climate change could deepen poverty

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Urban workers could suffer most from climate change as the cost of food drives them into poverty, according to a new study that quantifies the effects of climate on the world’s poor populations. A team led by Purdue University researchers examined the potential economic influence of adverse climate events, such as […]

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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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