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The Purdue Rare Isotope Measurement Laboratory (PRIME Lab), which uses an ultra-sensitive analytical measuring technique to measure long-lived radionuclides, was responsible for determining the age of one of the oldest hominid skeletons found.

"Little Foot" is a nearly complete skeleton of an ancient Australopithecus found 21 years ago in central South Africa. The PRIME lab determined the age of the skeleton to be 3.67 years old, making it older than the previous skeleton found, Lucy.

Darryl Granger, a professor of earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences at Purdue, led the team and performed the dating. Findings were announced in 2015. http://bit.ly/29IfyBo
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After Neil Armstrong's death, the Purdue Student Government organized a memorial service at the Armstrong Hall of Engineering in Purdue Engineering on Monday, August 27, 2012. (Purdue University/ Mark Simons) #moonlandingday
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Neil Armstrong was awarded an honorary doctorate of engineering from Purdue on January 9, 1970. He received honorary doctorates from 17 countries. Photo courtesy of Purdue University Virginia Kelly Karnes Archi... #moonlandingday
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As a Navy pilot, Neil Armstrong flew 78 combat missions for the Navy before resuming his studies at Purdue. Photo courtesy Purdue University Virginia Kelly Karnes Archi... #moonlandingday
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Footprint on the moon. Photo courtesy of NASA. On July 20, 1969, more than a billion people watched Neil Armstrong take humankind's first step on another world. #moonlandingday
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Launch of Apollo 11, July 16, 1969, with Neil Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot. Photo courtesy of NASA. Purdue Engineering #moonlandingday
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Dawn or Doom, Purdue University's popular free technology conference that asks critical questions about artificial intelligence, virtual reality, big data, internet surveillance and more, is returning this fall with a lineup of faculty experts and leading national authorities. This year's event will take place Oct. 3-4 in Stewart Center on the West Lafayette campus.

“We try to present a diverse view of technology, which is why we not only have engineers and computer scientists presenting, but also writers, philosophers, business leaders and policy experts,” says Gerry McCartney, Purdue’s System CIO, vice president for Information Technology, professor of technology, and organizer of the conference.

“Some of the talks, like last year’s excellent presentation on biometrics, explain how a new technology can solve many problems. Some of the presentations, like a few we’ve had on artificial intelligence, describe possible dangers or at least serious pitfalls of the new technologies.” http://bit.ly/29O7fcl
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Neil Armstrong gives a speech at a dinner dedicated to him in October 2007. Photo courtesy of Purdue University Virginia Kelly Karnes Archi... Armstrong's impact on the world-renowned Purdue Engineering program continues even after his death. #moonlandingday
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Neil Armstrong poses with the Purdue Centennial flag that was taken with him on his voyage to the moon. Armstrong had the choice between attending Purdue or MIT for his college education, and he chose Purdue. Photo courtesy of Purdue University Virginia Kelly Karnes Archi...
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The second person in his family to attend college, Neil Armstrong studied aeronautical engineering. Along with his dedication to his studies, he was also a brother of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Purdue Engineering
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World-renowned faculty and more than 400 research laboratories put Purdue University among the world's leading research institutions.
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Purdue's West Lafayette campus boasts more than 400 research laboratories and 116 University-approved research centers and institutes. Overseen by the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships, our growing research enterprise focuses on the following areas:

* Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education
* Life and Health Sciences
* Sustainability: energy, environment and climate change
* Security, Defense and Space Sciences
* Cyber and Information Technology

During the 2014 fiscal year, Purdue University received $389 million in research awards, an increase of nearly $70 million (close to 22%) over 2013. Sources included private industries, the National Science Foundation, several federal government departments and state and local grants.