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

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...
27-Jan-2020 9:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Experts Join Rensselaer-IBM Artificial Intelligence Research Collaboration

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.
22-Jan-2020 4:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

CAREER Award Recipient to Explore Potential of Promising New Material

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...
14-Jan-2020 10:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Aqueous Lithium-Ion Battery Improves Safety Without Sacrificing Performance

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...
19-Dec-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

A New Way to Optimize Sleep and Light Exposure Can Reduce Jet Lag and Improve Alertness

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...
18-Dec-2019 2:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Some Online Shoppers Willing to Try New Systems, But Wary of Workplace Delivery

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...
16-Dec-2019 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Project Aims to Improve Efficiency of Evaporation and Condensation in Critical Processes

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...
11-Dec-2019 11:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

Refueling Satellites in Space, With the Help of a Robot

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...
10-Dec-2019 9:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

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    Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences

    Artificial Intelligence, Semantic Web, Internet, Big Data, Machine Learning, technology policy
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    Department Head, Biomedical Engineering

    Autism, Autism diagnosis, Autism Treatment And Research, Big Data, big data and medicine
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