Research

Purdue scientists want help recording wildlife during eclipse

Thursday, August 17th, 2017 University News Story

Purdue University researchers are collaborating with science museums, zoos, and state and national park scientists across the country, as well as citizen scientists, to understand how Monday’s total solar eclipse will affect animal vocalizations and habits.

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New insights through antique microscope

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

In Arun Bhunia’s lab on the campus of Purdue University, the professor and several graduate students peer through the lenses of high-powered microscopes to inspect bacteria as part of a quest to stop the pathogens from infecting food. The machines use precisely made lenses, mirrors and computers to make visible some of the smallest forms…

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Molecular Agriculture Summer Institute (MASI) students in the lab.

Purdue summer institute provides students with hands-on research experience in plant sciences

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

For most students, summer is a time to kick back, relax, and forget about the stress of school. But for 18 Indiana high schoolers and eight Purdue undergraduates, this summer meant science. ​Purdue’s Molecular Agriculture Summer Institutes (MASI) allow students to investigate plant and life sciences and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines by…

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Davis Purdue Ag Center celebrates a century of service

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 University News Story

When the Davis Purdue Agricultural Center (DPAC) was established a hundred years ago, tractors with internal combustion engines were a very new technology – the way driverless cars are today. Most plowing and harvesting was done with implements pulled …

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U2U delivers tools, changes conversation on climate issues

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 University News Story

A recently completed research and Extension project has led to the creation of several tools farmers can use for years to come. It also has provided a new way of looking at how to get climate information into the hands of those who need it, according t…

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Purdue research team works to meet the United Nations’ sustainable development goals

Thursday, August 10th, 2017 University News Story

Time management can sometimes be difficult, but managing the global commons is a bit of a bigger challenge.

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Study tests the complexity of important plant hormones

Monday, August 7th, 2017 University News Story

A Purdue University study confirms complex associations among plant hormones and their signaling pathways that are key to controlling plant architecture.

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Your perfect lawn could be killing pollinators, researchers say

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 University News Story

If dandelions, clovers or other perennial weeds seem to be overtaking your lawn, be cautious about using insecticides. That’s one of the recommendations offered by a group of researchers who studied the impact urban lawn care practices have on pollinators.

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Improved air quality research software to help reduce emissions, pollution

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 University News Story

Purdue University researchers are developing an on-site computer and software system that could provide a more flexible, high-quality and user-friendly way to conduct agriculture-based air quality research to better understand and limit emission and po…

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NSF announces funding for Purdue food, energy program

Monday, July 31st, 2017 University News Story

A Purdue University-led program training students on producing sustainable food and electricity for populations through solar energy received a National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Award.

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