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CASE Coconut Building Panels on Display in Ghana

September 22, 2016 - Building panels made of upcycled coconut husks and developed at the Center for Architecture, Science, and Ecology (CASE) made a statement at the Chalewote Street Art Festival in Accra, Ghana, this summer. A kiosk constructed of the panels was featured in a report by MeshTV.

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.

“American Universities Are Uniquely Positioned To Ensure U.S. Leads Socially And Economically”

September 19, 2016 - A company founded by a Rensselaer Ph.D. graduate that includes undergraduate students is one of 35 companies that are being recognized as the most exciting early-stage companies.

$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.

Science and Engineering Connect From the Classroom to the Marketplace

September 15, 2016 - A $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will support and expand the Biomolecular Sciences and Engineering Training Program at Rensselaer.

Capital Region Biotechnology Innovation Day Planned at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

September 14, 2016 - The spotlight will be on the biotech industry at the Capital Region Biotechnology Innovation Day on Friday, September 16, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Incoming Faculty Bring New Areas of Research to Rensselaer

September 9, 2016 - From strategic marketing decisions, to material fabrication, to bio-imaging for musculoskeletal research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is welcoming new experts in research as 13 professors join the faculty in the 2016-17 academic year.

The Group Meeting Re-imagined: Designing Intelligent Rooms

September 7, 2016 - To create smart service systems for facilitating long-term technical group meetings, researchers at Rensselaer and industrial partners, led by computer vision expert Richard Radke, are working to design intelligent rooms. 

Calculating the Role of Lakes in Global Warming

September 7, 2016 - As global temperatures rise, how will lake ecosystems respond? As they warm, will lakes—which make up only 3 percent of the landscape, but bury more carbon than the world’s oceans combined—release more of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane? 

The Origin of Life: RNA World Deep Beneath the Surface

September 6, 2016 - Where did life begin—in a shallow lagoon, or in a vent of superheated water spewing from the ocean floor? If we knew, we might know where to look for life elsewhere in the universe.


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