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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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Ge Wang Named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

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).
3-Dec-2019 12:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

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...
25-Nov-2019 12:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Technique Aims to Improve Imaging of Cells

In research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute developed and demonstrated a new technique for fluorescence lifetime imaging of tissue and cells in a fast and comprehensive...
13-Nov-2019 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Investigation of Oceanic “Black Carbon” Uncovers Mystery in Global Carbon Cycle

An unexpected finding published today in Nature Communications challenges a long-held assumption about the origin of oceanic black carbon, an important element in the global carbon cycle and climate change.
7-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Research Aims To Make Technologies for Controlling Blood Sugar More Accessible

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have been working on two fronts to perfect continuous blood glucose monitor and insulin pump technologies: they are developing algorithms to create a closed-loop system that can effectively operate...
6-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Online Gamers Provide Real-World Lessons in Critical Teamwork

Recent work by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is demonstrating how data from online games can help provide meaningful insights.
5-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Atomic-Level Analysis of Bone Aims to Predict and Lessen Fractures in Diabetics

Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will use novel measurement techniques to observe — at the atomic level — the effect Type I diabetes has on bone and how medication could lessen the risk of fracture.
4-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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