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Coffee coals grilling Purdue ME graduate creates startup to produce, sell charcoal made from coffee grounds, creating a greener, faster way to grill
A Purdue University mechanical engineering alumnus has developed a faster, more environmentally friendly way to grill food this tailgating season by using coffee briquettes made from coffee grounds.
Micro robot Microrobots armed with new force-sensing system to probe cells
Inexpensive microrobots capable of probing and manipulating individual cells and tissue for biological research and medical applications are closer to reality with the design of a system that senses the minute forces exerted by a robot's tiny probe.
Graphene Purdue-based startup scales up graphene production, develops biosensors and supercapacitors
Professor Timothy Fisher, James G. Dwyer Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and founder and Chief Technology Officer of BlueVine Graphene Industries, developed the technology that is enabling the company to address the challenge of scaling graphene production for commercial applications.
Soft robots Robotic fabric could bring 'active clothing,' wearable robots
Researchers are developing a robotic fabric that moves and contracts and is embedded with sensors, an approach that could bring "active clothing" and a new class of "soft" robots.
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