People with visual impairments could identify scientific images on a computer screen through STEM-designed assistive technology
Research solves centuries-old riddle of Prince Rupert's drops
Small glass structures resembling tadpoles that can withstand the blows of a hammer and yet burst into powdery dust by simply snipping their threadlike tails have been a source of fascination and mystery since they were discovered in the 17th century.
The Slow Mo Guys Visit Purdue
With nearly 10 million YouTube subscribers, the Slow Mo Guys (Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy) are Internet superstars, always on the lookout for interesting things to film in slow motion. That's why a Purdue tweet of a hypergolic explosion caught their attention. They brought their time-warping cameras to Purdue's campus and showed us just how amazing engineering can be at 28,000 frames per second.
Purdue Chemical Engineering wins NSF Engineering Research Center
The National Science Foundation has chosen Purdue University to lead an engineering research center, which will develop new technologies to produce fuels from U.S. shale-gas deposits that could inject $20 billion annually into the economy.
Scott Tingle Launches into Intern. Space Station
Whether it's in a tricked-out Harley-Davidson speeding down the highway, a F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet landing on an aircraft carrier, or moving at 17,000 miles an hour, in a vehicle the size of a football field, Scott is cool, calm, and in control. When he launched towards the International Space Station on Sunday, December 17, Scott Tingle became the latest Purdue University graduate to fly into space.