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A Detector Shines In the Search for Dark Matter

October 9, 2015 - A team of international scientists involved in the XENON100 project have demonstrated the sensitivity of their detector and recorded results that challenge several dark matter models and a longstanding claim of dark matter detection. 

The Importance of Strain in Kinesin-14 Motor Proteins

October 6, 2015 - New research shows that a single conserved mechanism governs the movement of two structurally distinct variants of kinesin-14 – a class of molecular motors that moves materials and facilitates chromosomal separation within cells. 

At the Crossroads: Examining the Intersections of Science and Art

October 5, 2015 - To celebrate the launch of art_x @Rensselaer, a series of concerts co-sponsored by the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies will take place in Oct. 

Boosting American Competitiveness in Advanced Manufacturing: Creating Future Leaders

October 5, 2015 - To support innovative strategies to strengthen the U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, Rensselaer has launched a new certificate program for graduate students in advanced manufacturing.

Delicious Design Solution

September 18, 2015 - Most people see food and clothing as distinct entities that help support human life. Nancy Diniz, assistant professor of architecture at the Rensselaer Center for Architecture, Science, and Ecology (CASE), views them as intertwined. 

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Agree To Jointly Promote Adoption of High Performance Computing by American Industry

September 16, 2015 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Rensselaer are combining decades of expertise to help American industry and businesses expand use of high performance computing. 

Application of New Spectroscopy Method To Capture Reactions in Photosynthesis

September 14, 2015 - A new spectroscopy method is bringing researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) closer to understanding – and artificially replicating – the solar water-splitting reaction at the heart of photosynthetic energy production.  

Rensselaer Ranked 41st Among National Universities

September 14, 2015 - U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute highly among the best universities in the United States. The publication’s annual list of college rankings released last week ranked Rensselaer 41st overall among all national universities.

NIH Awards $1.3 Million for Spinal Cord Injury Research to Ryan Gilbert

September 4, 2015 - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $1.3 million to Ryan Gilbert, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Rensselaer, to support research that could give hope to the thousands of Americans who sustain life-changing spinal cord injuries each year.

The Role of Fresh Water Lakes and Reservoirs in the Global Carbon Cycle

September 3, 2015 - Understanding the role of lakes and reservoirs in the global carbon cycle is central to the work of Kevin Rose, who recently joined the faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). 


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