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June 14, 2017

Concept Could Sustainably Meet Human Resource Needs of 'Full Earth'

A new concept proposes to provide food, energy and water resources for the world’s growing population by combining systems that simultaneously use different parts of sunlight’s spectrum to produce crops, generate electricity, collect heat and purify water.
June 5, 2017

Combining MRI and optical microscopy promising for brain research

Functional magnetic resonance imaging reveals changes in blood-oxygen levels in different parts of the brain, but the data show nothing about what is actually happening in and between brain cells, information needed to better understand brain circuitry and function.
May 30, 2017

Microsoft, Purdue collaborate to advance quantum computing

"If this project is successful it will cause a revolution in computing." That's the forecast of Michael Manfra, Purdue's Bill and Dee O'Brien Chair Professor of Physics and Astronomy, professor of materials engineering and professor of electrical and computer engineering, on a new long-term enhanced collaboration between Purdue and Microsoft Corp. to build a robust and scalable quantum computer by producing what scientists call a "topological qubit."
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