This Bobbing Display Lets You Read While Running On a Treadmill

There's a recent fitness trend that sees people switching from a traditional desk to working on a treadmill to maximize their physical activity. The problem is that at anything more vigorous than a casual stride, it's difficult to read a static display while on a treadmill. At least until researchers at Purdue… » 4/16/13 10:04am 4/16/13 10:04am

What Happens When a 900MPH Ping Pong Serve Hits Your Paddle

There's no shortage of plans online for building a simple ping pong cannon that can fire balls at hundreds of miles per hour. But you're probably not going to find the details of Purdue University Professor Mark French's cannon, since his creation can accelerate a ping pong ball to 900 miles per hour, or just over Mach … » 2/04/13 8:34am 2/04/13 8:34am

This Radiant Fryer Promises Deep Fried Foods Without a Side of Guilt

It might look like a souped-up bagel toaster you'd find in a cafeteria, but this radiant heat oven was designed by a Purdue University food researcher to fry up foods without requiring them to swim in a vat of fatty oil. Which means healthier fried foods with less calories, fat, and cooking times. » 11/19/12 4:40pm 11/19/12 4:40pm

Body Heat-Powered Drug Delivering Bandages Means No More Needles

The only painful part of wearing an adhesive bandage is having to peel them off, so researchers at Purdue University's Birck Nanotechnology Center have developed a way to turn Band-Aids into a nearly pain free alternative to needles. By integrating a tiny heat-powered pump, adhesive patches could automatically deliver… » 9/17/12 12:51pm 9/17/12 12:51pm