WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers have taken a step toward practical applications for "hyperbolic metamaterials," ultra-thin crystalline films that could bring optical advances including powerful microscopes, quantum computers and high-performance solar cells. New developments are reminiscent of advances that ushered in silicon chip technology, said Alexandra Boltasseva, a Purdue University associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.
Study Focuses on Use of Instructional Videos to Aid Problem Solving
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - New research aims to help educators quantify how the best students perform problem solving with the aid of instructional videos, a step toward learning how to better coach students in difficult engineering curricula.
Electronic Bacteria Sensor Is Potential Future Tool for Medicine And Food Safety
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A new type of electronic sensor that might be used to quickly detect and classify bacteria for medical diagnostics and food safety has passed a key hurdle by distinguishing between dead and living bacteria cells.
Old World Metals Traded on Alaska Coast Hundreds of Years Before Contact with Europeans
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Two leaded bronze artifacts found in northwestern Alaska are the first evidence that metal from Asia reached prehistoric North America prior to contact with Europeans, according to new Purdue University research.
Purdue Team Finds Convection Could Produce Pluto's Polygons
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- On Pluto, icebergs floating in a sea of nitrogen ice are key to a possible explanation of the quilted appearance of the Sputnik Planum region of the dwarf planet's surface.
Honeybees Pick Up 'Astonishing' Number of Pesticides Via Non-crop Plants
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A Purdue University study shows that honeybees collect the vast majority of their pollen from plants other than crops, even in areas dominated by corn and soybeans, and that pollen is consistently contaminated with a host of agricultural and urban pesticides throughout the growing season.
Purdue Research May Expand Engineered T-cell Cancer Treatment
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue University researchers may have figured out a way to call off a cancer cell assassin that sometimes goes rogue and assign it a larger tumor-specific "hit list."
A Single Enzyme with the Power of Three Could Offer Shortcut to Therapeutic Target
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Researchers identified a single enzyme doing the work of a trio thought necessary to control a common cellular signaling process being pursued as a therapeutic target.
Research Points to a New Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Researchers have shown how controlling cholesterol metabolism in pancreatic cancer cells reduces metastasis, pointing to a potential new treatment using drugs previously developed for atherosclerosis.