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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

Studying Soil Behavior Under Pressure Could Save Millions of Dollars

Millions of dollars are spent fortifying dams to withstand earthquakes — but it may not be necessary. New research being conducted at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is examining whether or not that spending actually contributes to public safety.
9-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rensselaer Announces New Graduate Game Design Programs

Graduate programs in game design are coming to the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute next year.
5-Sep-2019 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Book Selected for the 2019-2020 Rensselaer “Community Read”

Humans 3.0: The Upgrading of the Species by Peter Nowak has been selected as the 2019-2020 “Community Read” at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
28-Aug-2019 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Prize-Winning, Student-Designed App Identifies Social Conditions Contributing to Mortality

The Phase 1 prototype of “MortalityMinder” identifies social determinants – including measures of health behavior, clinical care, the physical environment, and social and economic factors – that contribute to “deaths of despair” due to...
15-Aug-2019 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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