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Measuring the Forces of Biology

October 21, 2016 - Biology, at the nitty-gritty level of motor proteins, DNA, and microtubules, takes its cue from physics. But while much is known about the biological components that form such cellular stuctures, researchers like Scott Forth are only beginning to explore the physical forces between those components. 

Expert in Antitrust and Regulatory Matters Named Virginia and Lloyd W. Rittenhouse ’35 Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences

October 21, 2016 - Vivek Ghosal, an expert in the fields of antitrust and regulatory economics has been named the Virginia and Lloyd W. Rittenhouse ’35 Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Power of Smart Lighting: Occupancy Detection Using Lighting Becomes a Reality

October 19, 2016 - Faculty and graduate students from the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications at Rensselaer and Boston University were awarded a U.S. patent titled “Sensory Lighting System and Method for Characterizing an Illumination Space.”     

Rensselaer Researcher Jennifer Pazour Named Gulf Research Program Fellow

October 19, 2016 - Jennifer Pazour, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named the recipient of a 2016 Gulf Research Program Early-Career Research Fellowship.

Extraterrestrial Impact Preceded Ancient Global Warming Event

October 13, 2016 - A comet strike may have triggered the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), a rapid warming of the Earth caused by an accumulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide 56 million years ago, which offers analogs to global warming today.

Special Landing at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter on ’86 Field

October 12, 2016 - This year, as part of the National Manufacturing Day program hosted by the School of Engineering at Rensselaer, a Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter will land on 86' Field on Friday, Oct. 14. 

School of Engineering To Host Fifth Annual National Manufacturing Day

October 12, 2016 - Nearly 300 high school students from around New York’s Capital Region will visit the Rensselaer campus to attend the National Manufacturing Day program on Friday, Oct. 14. 

Pseudomonas aeruginosa – The Molecular Tools of a Bacterial Survivor

October 7, 2016 - The bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa can thrive in environments as different as the moist, warm tissue in our lungs, and the dry, nutrient-deprived surface of an office wall. How does Pseudomonas survive in so many environments? 

Rensselaer Part of IBM Research Cognitive Horizons Network

September 21, 2016 - Six universities including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have joined with IBM Research to launch the Cognitive Horizons Network, a network committed to accelerating the development of core technologies needed to advance the promise of cognitive computing.

$2 Million Grant Develops Membrane to Overcome Fuel Cell Limitations

September 16, 2016 - A $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will be sued to develop innovative ion conduction materials for next-generation renewable energy conversion and storage technology.


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