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Diet and Back Pain: What’s the Link?

August 23, 2016 - Can a diet high in processed fat and sugar and Type 2 diabetes cause degeneration of intervertebral discs in the spine? 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineering Professor Nikhil Koratkar Named ASME Fellow

August 23, 2016 - Nanomaterials expert Nikhil Koratkar, the John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Professor of Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

After the Quake – Data Can Help Predict Consequences of the Next Event

July 22, 2016 - Seismology geophysicist Steve Roecker is using a network of broadband seismometers to learn more about the complex overlap between tectonic plates that causes an 8.3 magnitude earthquake near Illapel, Chile in 2015. 

A New Approach To Building Efficient Thermoelectric Nanomaterials

June 16, 2016 - A team of researchers has found a new path to large improvements in the efficiency of materials for solid-state heating and cooling and waste energy recapture. 

Historic Fossils Find New Life Telling the Story of Ancient Proteins

June 15, 2016 - A few snippets of protein extracted from the fossil of an extinct species of giant beaver are opening a new door in paleoproteomics, the study of ancient proteins. 

Creator of Darkest Material on Earth Honored by IEEE

June 9, 2016 - Nanophotonics expert and physics professor Shawn-Yu Lin will receive a 2016 IEEE award for his role in discovering the darkest nano-material on Earth.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Graduates Urged To Harness Advances In Technology To Improve Society at 210th Commencement

May 28, 2016 - Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme Ertharin Cousin urged graduates to think first of others and be the first generation that embraces technology for all the right reasons at the 210th Commencement.

Discovery of Rules for CRISPR Advance Metabolic Engineering

May 12, 2016 - Discovery of rules that govern a variation of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing method makes it possible to use living cells to manufacture valuable metabolic compounds like pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. 

Exploring Phosphorene, A Promising New Material

April 28, 2016 - Researchers have developed a new method to quickly and accurately determine that of phosphorene, a promising new material with potential application in semiconductor transistors. 

Rensselaer Professor Lirong Xia Named One of “AI’s 10 to Watch”

April 21, 2016 - Lirong Xia, a computer scientist whose research focuses on “social choice” – the analysis of individual preferences used to reach collective decisions or social objectives – has been recognized by IEEE Intelligent Systems magazine as one of “AI’s 10 to Watch.” 

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