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Superheroes of Science

Sep 8, 2020

The flu and COVID-19 are both spread via respiratory droplets. While the science behind hand washing, mask wearing, and social distancing is very effective at preventing both flu and COVID-19, these precautions must be consistent. It only takes one time of forgetting a mask or not washing hands to become exposed to a...


Aug 10, 2020

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Dr. Emily Hall is a staff scientist and program manager at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. Hall explains her involvement with Mote, where she runs both the Ocean Acidification and Chemical and Physical Ecology programs. She discusses how oceans are able to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere,...


Aug 1, 2020

Don Robison seed administrator for the Office of Indiana State Chemist discusses seeds from China. The U.S. and other countries are getting unknown seed packets that vary in types. These seeds can be very dangerous to the U.S. agriculture and  economy if planted.  Don tells us that throwing them away is the same as...


Jul 27, 2020

Mohit Verma is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University. Verma’s group has been busy working on developing a better test for COVID-19 with the goals of both simplifying the current test and providing faster results to patients. Traditionally, when patients are tested for...


Jul 13, 2020

Dan Dawson is an Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University. Dawson researches the dynamics of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. He analyzes output from different computer simulations to help better understand different aspects of...