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December 14, 2014

Nanoshaping method points to future manufacturing technology

A new method that creates large-area patterns of three-dimensional nanoshapes from metal sheets represents a potential manufacturing system to inexpensively mass produce innovations such as "plasmonic metamaterials" for advanced technologies.
December 11, 2014

Germanium comes home to Purdue for semiconductor milestone

A laboratory at Purdue University provided a critical part of the world's first transistor in 1947 – the purified germanium semiconductor – and now researchers here are on the forefront of a new germanium milestone.
November 24, 2014

ECE professor shares insights on transition to active learning classroom

When Dimitrios Peroulis participated in the IMPACT program in 2012, he had already been experimenting with a flipped classroom and student-centered learning for more than a year, creating online lectures for students to view before class and then using class time to lead them through problems and projects.
September 30, 2014

Meet Baxter, your new robotic co-worker

Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Avinash Kak is interested in bringing interactive robots out of the industrial setting into more varied environments such as the home or office.
August 15, 2014

Beyond Tapping and Sliding

Imagine experiencing a clicking sensation when pressing an on-screen button, sensing the weight of folders when dragging and dropping, and perhaps even feeling the texture of a sweater for sale online.
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