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Researchers Find That Frogs Can Quickly Increase Their Tolerance to Pesticides

Although there is a large body of research on pests evolving tolerances for the pesticides meant to destroy them, there have been considerably fewer studies on how non-target animals in these ecosystems may do the same.
16-Jul-2024 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Loss of Oxygen in Lakes and Oceans a Major Threat to Ecosystems, Society, and Planet

Oxygen is a fundamental requirement of life, and the loss of oxygen in water, referred to as aquatic deoxygenation, is a threat to life at all levels. In fact, in research recently published in Nature Ecology and Evolution, Rensselaer Polytechnic...
15-Jul-2024 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rensselaer Professor Receives $3.7 Million Grant for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Chunyu Wang, M.D., Ph.D., professor of biological sciences and chemistry and chemical biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been awarded a five-year grant of more than $3.7 million by the National Institutes of Health’s National...
18-Jun-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rensselaer Researchers Upend Theory About the Formation of the Milky Way Galaxy

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Heidi Jo Newberg, Ph.D., professor of astronomy; Tom Donlon, Ph.D., a visiting researcher at Rensselaer and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Alabama; and their team have recently published research...
6-Jun-2024 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rensselaer Researcher Sheds New Light on Circadian Rhythms

Circadian clocks, which drive circadian rhythms, are entwined with many essential systems in living things including plants, fungi, insects, and even humans. Because of this, disruptions to our circadian clocks are linked to higher disease rates in...
4-Jun-2024 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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National Science Board Elects First Industry Leader in 30 Years

Darío Gil, Ph.D., IBM Senior Vice President and Director of Research and a member of the Board of Trustees for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), has been elected chair of the National Science Board (NSB).
29-May-2024 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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RPI Builds Bridges to the Future During Bicentennial Commencement Weekend

From building the Brooklyn Bridge to sending humans to the moon, much has changed in the world since Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was founded 200 years ago in 1824. RPI honored its two centuries of driving technological progress during its...
21-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rensselaer Researcher Finds That Users Seek Out Echo Chambers on Social Media

We all know that communication encompasses so much more than words. Facial expressions, intonations, hand gestures, and more contribute to our expressiveness. However, in social media, these intricacies are lost.
9-May-2024 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Women in STEM Careers Face Bias

Women are excluded from promotions when firms look at potential, rather than proof, says Dr. Nishtha Langer, an associate professor in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
4-Aug-2022 12:45 PM EDT

Feeling Stressed? You’re More Likely To Procrastinate. A Neuroscientist Explains Why.

Alicia Walf from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers reasons why people procrastinate when stressed.
11-Jul-2022 2:05 PM EDT

Expert Says Financial Technologies Can Help Address Climate Change

“Financial technologies offer great promise to tackle climate change and provide pathways for developing sustainable economies,” says Aparna Gupta, co-director of the Center for Research toward Advancing Financial Technologies, the first-ever...
28-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT

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Founded in 1824 for the application of science to the common purposes of life, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the first technological research university in the United States. Today, it is recognized as a premier university, noted for its robust and holistic learning community that connects creativity with science and technology. RPI is dedicated to inventing for the future, from shaping the scientists, engineers, technologists, architects, and entrepreneurs who will define what’s next for humanity, to research that bridges disciplines to solve the world's toughest problems. Learn more at rpi.edu.