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Technology Used in Space Experiments Could Reveal Key Information about Human Health

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In an article published recently in Microgravity, a Nature Journal, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute demonstrate a unique method for studying the mechanisms behind the formation of amyloid fibrils associated with diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Channels: All Journal News, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Engineering, Parkinson’s Disease, Pharmaceuticals, Space and Astronomy, Technology,

Released:
27-Jan-2020 9:55 AM EST
Newswise: Experts Join Rensselaer-IBM Artificial Intelligence Research Collaboration

Experts Join Rensselaer-IBM Artificial Intelligence Research Collaboration

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Four experts in diverse aspects of artificial intelligence have joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of the Artificial Intelligence Research Collaboration (AIRC), a recently formed joint initiative of Rensselaer and IBM Research.

Channels: Artificial Intelligence, Education, Technology,

Released:
22-Jan-2020 4:15 PM EST
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CAREER Award Recipient to Explore Potential of Promising New Material

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Two-dimensional semiconductors, particularly those made of a class of material known as transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs), hold exciting potential for a range of current and future technologies, like solar cells, LED lights, and quantum computing. A recently awarded National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant will allow a chemical engineer from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to — along with his team — explore novel uses of TMDCs in an optoelectronic device, which uses light to create electricity.

Channels: Energy, Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Technology, All Journal News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 10:20 AM EST
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New Aqueous Lithium-Ion Battery Improves Safety Without Sacrificing Performance

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As the lithium-ion batteries that power most phones, laptops, and electric vehicles become increasingly fast-charging and high-performing, they also grow increasingly expensive and flammable. In research published recently in Energy Storage Materials, a team of engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute demonstrated how they could — by using aqueous electrolytes instead of the typical organic electrolytes — assemble a substantially safer, cost-efficient battery that still performs well.

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Released:
19-Dec-2019 11:05 AM EST
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A New Way to Optimize Sleep and Light Exposure Can Reduce Jet Lag and Improve Alertness

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In a series of articles, including one published today in PLOS ONE, researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute explain how they have developed and demonstrated a series of algorithms that can analyze biometric information recorded by a smart device and then recommend the best combination of sleep and light to help a person readjust their circadian rhythm.

Channels: All Journal News, Engineering, Mathematics, Sleep, Technology, PLOS ONE,

Released:
18-Dec-2019 2:35 PM EST
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Some Online Shoppers Willing to Try New Systems, But Wary of Workplace Delivery

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While most people enjoy giving and receiving gifts throughout the season, there’s increasing concern over the rise in congestion, emissions, and energy consumption associated with an influx of deliveries. A new survey conducted by a research team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute indicates that some online shoppers are open to receiving packages in another way, if it would help offset this growing problem.

Channels: Energy, Environmental Science, Technology,

Released:
16-Dec-2019 11:30 AM EST
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Project Aims to Improve Efficiency of Evaporation and Condensation in Critical Processes

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Power generation, the heat in our homes, air-conditioning, even the manufacturing of some of the products we use each day rely on evaporation and condensation processes. Improving and controlling these phase-change phenomena could increase energy efficiency across a vast number of industries. Shankar Narayanan, assistant professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is leading a team that will be supported by a new NSF CAREER grant to study how evaporation and condensation processes can be improved or controlled at the micro level.

Channels: All Journal News, Engineering, Nanotechnology,

Released:
11-Dec-2019 11:35 AM EST
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Refueling Satellites in Space, With the Help of a Robot

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Many technologies that are essential for daily life — from communications to GPS navigation to weather forecasting — rely on the thousands of satellites that are orbiting Earth. When those satellites run out of gas and stop working, there’s not much that can currently be done to fix them. It’s a costly, time-consuming, and increasingly problematic reality as broken-down satellites become part of the growing population of space debris. A team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, led by Wen, are working with NASA on a solution: a robot that could capture a satellite in space and pull it in to dock, where it would refuel.

Channels: All Journal News, Artificial Intelligence, Engineering, Space and Astronomy, Technology, Staff Picks,

Released:
10-Dec-2019 9:40 AM EST
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Newswise: Ge Wang Named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Ge Wang Named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

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Ge Wang, the Clark and Crossan Endowed Chair of biomedical engineering and director of the Biomedical Imaging Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Channels: All Journal News, Biotech, In the Workplace, Personalized Medicine,

Released:
3-Dec-2019 12:20 PM EST
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Newswise: Structurally Designed DNA Star Creates Ultra-Sensitive Test for Dengue Virus

Structurally Designed DNA Star Creates Ultra-Sensitive Test for Dengue Virus

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By folding snippets of DNA into the shape of a five-pointed star using structural DNA nanotechnology, researchers have created a trap that captures Dengue virus as it floats in the bloodstream. Once sprung, the trap lights up. in the most sensitive test for the mosquito-borne diseases yet devised.

Channels: All Journal News, Infectious Diseases, Nanotechnology, Influenza, Nature (journal),

Released:
25-Nov-2019 12:10 PM EST
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