17 Feb 2021
Robotic Construction System for Better Buildings in Less Time
Emerging robotics technology may soon help construction companies and contractors create buildings in less time at higher quality and at lower costs. Researchers have developed and are testing a novel construction robotic system that uses an innovative mechanical design with advances in computer vision sensing technology to work in a construction setting.
19 Oct 2020
CarbonCure is a Canadian company that develops carbon dioxide removal technologies for concrete. The technology is retrofitted into concrete plants and enables producers to inject carbon dioxide into fresh concrete during mixing, where it becomes a mineral that is permanently embedded. The carbon dioxide mineralisation increases the concrete's strength, resulting in both economic and climate benefits.
14 Sep 2020
Wearable Offers Options for Treating Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
The rapid increase of life-threatening, antibiotic-resistant infections has resulted in challenging wound complications with limited choices of effective treatments. Now, a team of innovators has developed a wearable solution that allows a patient to receive treatment without leaving home.
9 Sep 2020
Your Paper Notebook Could Become Your Next Tablet
Innovators from Purdue University hope their new technology can help transform paper sheets from a notebook into a music player interface and make food packaging interactive.
1 Sep 2020
We interviewed President Dr David Olawale August 2020. His areas of expertise include multifunctional composites, sensor systems, product development and technology commercialization.
27 Jul 2020
Self Powered Wearable Monitors Heart Health
An invention may turn one of the most widely used materials for biomedical applications into wearable devices to help monitor heart health.
25 Jun 2020
Wearable Patch a New Treatment Option for Skin Cancer
Conventional melanoma therapies, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy, suffer from the toxicity and side effects of repeated treatments due to the aggressive and recurrent nature of melanoma cells.
3 Jun 2020
Plant Biomass Waste for Self Powered Biomedical Devices
An innovation turning waste material into stretchable devices may soon provide a new option for creating self-powered biomedical inventions.
21 May 2020
Flexible and Stretchable Single Crystal Electronic Systems
Researchers have discovered that certain crystals are more flexible and stretchable compared to current materials used for electronic applications. These new materials could therefore be used for making sensors and in robotics.
12 May 2020
Promising Material Stable Enough for use in Solar Cells
Soft and flexible materials called halide perovskites could make solar cells more efficient at significantly less cost, but they're too unstable to use.
8 May 2020
3D-Printed Concrete to Help Build Offshore Wind Infrastructure
Conventional concrete manufacturing methods require a mold to shape the concrete into the desired structure, which adds to costs and limits design possibilities. 3D-printing would eliminate the expenses of this mold.
5 May 2020
Microwaves Power New Technology for Batteries, Energy
New battery technology involving microwaves may provide an avenue for renewable energy conversion and storage.
23 Apr 2020
Partnership for 3D Pharmaceutical Printing
Health care is poised for a potential giant leap forward thanks to the 3D printing of medications. To advance the technology and science of 3D pharmaceutical printing, Purdue University's College of Pharmacy and Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, LLC are launching a comprehensive collaboration on future 3DP pharmaceutical equipment and medications.
20 Apr 2020
3D Printing Minerals to Better Product Fracture Formation
Many people are familiar with the idea of using a 3D printer to create plastic items, but fewer realize that you can use a 3D printer to create synthetic rock samples. Such 3D-printed rock samples help physicists and engineers study rocks, as they help keep the variables of the experiment controlled.
16 Apr 2020
Now Metal Surfaces Can be Instant Bacteria Killers
Engineers have created a laser treatment method that could potentially turn any metal surface into a rapid bacteria killer -- just by giving the metal's surface a different texture.