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360 Dust Analysis program at IUPUI offers free test of household dust contaminants

Written By: Cindy Fox


INDIANAPOLIS -- Dust is almost everywhere. It's certainly annoying, but is it harmful?

Now, U.S. and Canadian households can easily determine whether the dust in their homes is harboring dangerous contaminants such as lead or chromium by sending what they collect when vacuuming to the Center for Urban Health at IUPUI for free analysis as part of the global 360 Dust Analysis project.

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  • What's in your bag? Kathy Licht packs for survival and cool research

    Kathy Licht has conducted field research in Antarctica for almost 25 years, first as a geological sciences graduate student at the University of Colorado and now as an associate professor of earth science at IUPUI.

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    1. Career Connection STEM Career Fair

      Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 11:00 AM - Thursday, September 27, 2018, 3:00 PM

      Brought to you by the Purdue School of Science, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, and the IU School of Informatics, the Career Connection is the perfect place for students and alumni to...

    2. Psychology Day

      Friday, November 16, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      The School of Science invites you to explore Psychology at IUPUI! Psychology Day is a day for high school students interested in learning more about IUPUI and our Psychology major. Registered...

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    IUPUI researcher weighs in on fairy circles of Namibia

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Numbering in the millions, the so-called fairy circles are in the eastern, interior margin of the coastal Namib Desert, stretching from southern Angola to northern South Africa. They range in size from about 12 feet to about 114 feet, consisting of bare patches of soil surrounded by rings of grass. The origins of the circles have long been debated by researchers. 

    How bacteria hunt other bacteria

    INDIANAPOLIS -- A study published March 28 in Biophysical Journal sheds light on this question, revealing that the bacterial predator Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus (BV) homes in on its target by taking advantage of fluid forces generated by its own swimming movements and those of its prey. These hydrodynamic flow fields bring the bacteria in close proximity, giving BV a greater chance of successful attack.

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