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    6-Dec-2018 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 704983

New Book by Rensselaer Faculty Member Explores History of “Closed Worlds”

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Lydia Kallipoliti, assistant professor in the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has authored The Architecture of Closed Worlds: Or, What is the Power of Shit? in collaboration with Storefront for Art and Architecture.

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5-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 704801

Salt-Evolved Zooplankton Grow Too Slowly To Block Salt-Induced Algal Blooms

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Salt-adapted freshwater zooplankton grow 65 percent slower than regular zooplankton. Their slow growth cascades down the food chain in environments polluted with the most commonly found salt, triggering algal blooms.

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3-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704203

Research Focuses on a New Frontier in Circadian Rhythms

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

A new frontier in the science of circadian rhythms – whose disruption is linked to major diseases like cancer and diabetes – suggests a previously unknown mechanism at work in our daily biological cycle.

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19-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 704116

Geochemist E. Bruce Watson Recognized for Eminence in Mineralogical Research

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

The Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) has recognized E. Bruce Watson, a geochemist and Institute Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with its highest honor, the Roebling Medal, bestowed for scientific eminence in the broad field of mineralogical science.

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16-Nov-2018 9:25 AM EST

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Article ID: 703989

World’s Biggest Student-Led Cybersecurity Games Announce Winners of CSAW 2018

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A team of four computer science students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) once again took home top honors at the 15th anniversary edition of Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW), the world’s largest student-run cyber security event.

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14-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST

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Article ID: 703304

Biocatalysis Expert Richard Gross Recognized for Economical Environmental Chemical Advances

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The American Chemical Society (ACS) has recognized biocatalysis expert Richard Gross with the 2019 ACS Award for Affordable Green Chemistry, bestowed for outstanding scientific discoveries or chemistries that lay the foundation for cost-competitive environmentally friendly products or manufacturing processes that are less expensive than existing alternatives.

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2-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 703206

Naturally Occurring “Batteries” Fueled Organic Carbon Synthesis on Mars

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A natural “battery” of briny liquids and volcanic minerals may have produced Mars’ organic carbon, according to new analysis of three Martian meteorites by a team including researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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1-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Professor James Hendler Named a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration

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James Hendler, the Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web, and Cognitive Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been selected by the National Academy of Public Administration for inclusion in its 2018 Class of Academy Fellows.

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30-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 702883

Delivering Pressure with an Unconventional Crystal Interface

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The use of pressure to alter semiconductor properties is showing increasing promise in applications such as high-performance infrared sensors and energy conversion devices.

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26-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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    26-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702793

U.S. Department of Education Awards $900,000 for Engineering Ph.D. Fellowships

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The U.S. Department of Education (DoE) 2018 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program has awarded Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute nearly $900,000 to support an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in aeronautical engineering and mechanical engineering.

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25-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT

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