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Using Engineer-Developed Models to Disrupt Human Trafficking

Victims of human trafficking in the United States number in the thousands each year, but little is understood about the networks that perpetuate these crimes. Mathematical models designed by systems engineers could help researchers gain critical...
25-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Collaborative Hazard and Disaster Research Network Aims to Advance Innovation

A new grant from the National Science Foundation will support the creation of a national network of researchers in systems engineering seeking to develop innovative methods for mitigating, responding to, and learning from hazards and disasters.
24-Sep-2019 9:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Process for Making Ductile Glass Discovered by Rensselaer Researchers

23-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Integrated Imaging Technology Aims To Provide Real-Time Look at Cancer Treatment

If researchers could observe drug delivery and its effect on cancer cells in real time, they would be able to tailor treatment options with unprecedented specificity. An academic-industrial partnership between engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic...
18-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Algorithms Shown to Accelerate Biopharmaceutical Process

Biopharmaceuticals are necessary, life-saving tools. But the process for making them is time-consuming and costly, particularly when it comes to the process of purification — the removal of unwanted elements like proteins, viruses, and DNA.
17-Sep-2019 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Development of Real-Time Analysis of Power Grid Data Receives NSF Support

It often takes time for power system malfunctions to be found and fixed, at times leading to larger system failures. If operators could identify system disturbances as they happen and take action before they lead to large outages, the power grid...
13-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Semiconducting Material More Affected By Defects Than Previously Thought

A group of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and other universities has shown that crystal dislocation impacts the ability of halide perovskite to hold energy derived from light in the form of electrons.
12-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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From New York to Chile, Lead Contamination Project Develops Citizen Science

With support from the National Science Foundation, a team of researchers is developing a “citizen science” soil research project in Troy, New York and Tierra Amarilla, Chile that engages residents in greater understanding of contaminants in...
10-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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