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Beautiful Research

chandy drop
Research solves centuries-old riddle of Prince Rupert’s drops
lithium-ion batteries
‘Data-driven’ design could lead to improved lithium-ion batteries
spin battery
Rechargeable ‘spin battery’ promising for spintronics and quantum computing
Controlling forces between atoms, molecules, promising for ‘2-D hyperbolic’ materials
New engineering consortium partners with Indiana industry
System automatically detects cracks in nuclear power plants
Super-resolution system reveals mechanics of tiny ‘DNA walker’
Shellfish chemistry combined with polymer to create new biodegradable adhesive
Semiconductor eyed for next-generation ‘power electronics’
Low-cost paper-based skin patch monitors dehydration by changing color from sweat
electron microscope image with a wavy saw-toothed structure in a peeled strip of titanium
Researchers control 'shear-band' defects in manufacturing processes
Scanning Electron Microscope image with three phases of graphite combustion
AAE Associate Professor Li Qiao and PhD students honored in Combustion Art Competition
nitric acid instantly oxidizes ethylenediamine bisborane, creating a stunning green explosion
Hypergolic Propellant Lab harnesses volatile reactions to improve hybrid rocket motors
bee pollen studied for potential use as electrodes for lithium-ion batteries
From allergens to anodes: pollen derived battery electrodes
a light beam shining on a glass prism generates evanescent waves and spin-momentum locking
Spinning light waves might be 'locked' for photonics technologies
mantis shrimp impact-resistant structure
Possibly unique design feature discovered in mantis shrimp
transparent metamaterials for photonic circuits
Silicon-based metamaterials could bring photonic circuits
Hotspots of small swimming marine organisms
Hotspots of small swimming marine organisms may contribute to mixing
honeycomb architecture of new phase transforming cellular materials
Innovative energy-absorbing materials have potential uses in buildings, helmets
Nanotweezer is new tool to create advanced plasmonic technologies
Nanotweezer is new tool to create advanced plasmonic technologies
portable integrated microscale sensor
Purdue researchers receive funding for diabetes treatment, explosives sensors, erasable ink
plasmonic oxide material for optical communications
'Plasmonic' material could bring ultrafast all-optical communications
liquid-metal alloys for 'soft robots' and flexible wearable electronics
Inkjet-printed liquid metal could bring wearable tech, soft robotics
inductive strain sensor
Simple sewing machine has high-tech role in future 'soft' machines

At the core level, blending art with engineering takes something highly functional and adds an aesthetic component to it, making it pleasurable to the senses.

Debra Hockemeyer (BSIE ‘86)
microforce-sensing mobile microrobot on a penny
Microrobots armed with new force-sensing system to probe cells
medical imaging technology that could diagnose cardiovascular disease
High-speed 'label-free' imaging could reveal dangerous plaques
microglial cells in the brains of laboratory rats mimics brain trauma commonly seen in combat veterans
Laboratory research mimics blast-induced brain trauma in soldiers
A synthetic version of a high-strength adhesive
Mussel-mimicking adhesive polymer shown to be non-toxic to cells
metal deformation sinuous flow
Twin discoveries, 'eerie' effect may lead to manufacturing advances
key protein in breast cancer cells
Atomic force microscope advance leads to new breast cancer research
32-channel tuned amplifier array TAMP array
Microsecond Raman imaging might probe cells, organs for disease
nanoelectronic device for faster and higher capacity computer memory
Simulations provide new insight into emerging nanoelectronic device
tiny carbon spheres added to motor oil reduce friction
Sub-micrometer carbon spheres reduce engine friction as oil additive
new chip capable of simulating a tumor's microenvironment
New chip promising for tumor-targeting research
Findings suggest how swimming cells form biofilms on surfaces
'Fingerprinting' cell metabolism points toward study of obesity, diabetes
New manufacturing methods needed for 'soft' machines, robots

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