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July 25, 2014
Rensselaer researcher Carlos Varela has developed a computer system that detects and corrects faulty airspeed readings, such as those that contributed to the 2009 crash of Air France flight 447. Their approach to detecting errors could make autopilot systems safer and could also be applicable in many systems that rely on sensor readings. Varela spoke […]
July 22, 2014
On Thursday, July 24, Wiseman and fellow Astronaut Steve Swanson will be speaking live with the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee from the International Space Station. Watch the conversation live at 11 a.m. or follow it on twitter using the hashtag #LiveFromSpace. In just 140 characters NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman is bringing his 167,000 […]
Sharing an out-of-this-world experience 140 characters at a time
June 23, 2014
  (Rensselaer doctoral candidate Andrew Zonenberg explains how his research led him to create the “world’s smallest comic strip” by using focused a ion beam to carve the drawings onto a strand of his girlfriend’s hair in this great guest post.) As a doctoral candidate — working in with Professor Bülent Yener, director of the Data Science Research […]
World’s Smallest Comic Strip  (Etched on a Strand of Human Hair)
April 29, 2014
Student game designers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and other schools including Champlain College and Rochester Institute of Technology gathered at EMPAC Saturday to showcase a vast array of video games they had designed at the 10th annual GameFest. This was my first GameFest and I was so impressed by the sheer number of games on […]
Here’s to 10 More Years of GameFest
April 25, 2014
How many individual zebras are represented in this collage of 10 photos? If we were looking at human faces, most of us would have little trouble differentiating between multiple photos of the same person, and photos of different people. But when it comes to wildlife, people are easily stumped. Not so for computers. If the […]
Citizen Scientist – Your Safari Photos Are the Data

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