Media, Arts, Science, and Technology

CASE Research Selected for Governor's Island Pilot Program

Research from the Center for Architecture, Science, and Ecology (CASE) and the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was chosen by the Trust for Governor’s Island to be part of its inaugural Climate Solutions Challenge, a call for small busi¬ness¬es, entre¬pre-neurs, and non¬prof¬its to test and demon¬strate urban cli¬mate solu¬tions.

Research Shows Even Positive Online Reviews are a Minefield for Firms

Customer’s online reviews of products and services are highly influential and have an immediate impact on brand value and customer buying behaviors. According to the Pew Research Center, “82% of U.S. adults say they at least sometimes read online customer ratings or reviews before purchasing items for the first time, including 40% who say they always or almost always do so.” How and whether to respond to online reviews is a critical consideration that may very well make or break a company’s success.

CASE Graduate Profiled for Work With Oak Ridge National Lab

Frank (Fengqi) Li, was featured in a story on the news site of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory for his work studying the interactions of cities and their environments and people to address challenges like climate change and urban living.

RPI Researchers Awarded $1.5M To Produce Hemp-Based Insulated Siding

Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) will use hemp to develop a commercially viable, durable, and low-embodied-carbon insulated siding product to address what the U.S. Green Building Council says is a “crucial need for building retrofits to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.”

RPI Professor Publishes New Book

Raquel Velho, Ph.D., associate professor and undergraduate program director of science and technology studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has recently published a new book, Hacking the Underground: Disability, Infrastructure, and London’s Public Transport System.

Automated Fake News Detection: A Simple Solution May Not Be Feasible

With misinformation and disinformation proliferating online, many may wish for a simple, reliable, automated “fake news” detection system to easily identify falsehoods from truths. Often with the help of machine learning, many scientists have developed such tools, but experts advise caution when deploying them.

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