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COVID-19 Model Inspired by Gas-Phase Chemistry Predicts Disease Spread

A COVID-19 transmission model inspired by gas-phase chemistry is helping the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) forecast COVID-19 deaths across the country. Developed by Yunfeng Shi, an associate professor of materials science and...
21-Oct-2020 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Evidence of Broadside Collision With Dwarf Galaxy Discovered in Milky Way

Astrophysicists announced today that a 3-billion year old merger between a dwarf galaxy and the Milky Way produced a series of telltale shell-like formations of stars in the vicinity of the Virgo constellation, the first such “shell structures”...
20-Oct-2020 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rensselaer, GE Research, Cleerly, and Cornell Partner With NIH To Improve Cardiac CT Diagnosis

With the support of a $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, an academic-industrial collaboration between General Electric Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Cleerly,...
13-Oct-2020 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Could Plastic-Eating, Silk-Producing Bacteria Be a New Ally in the Fight Against Waste?

With the support of a new National Science Foundation grant, a team of engineers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will explore a potentially transformative idea: genetically engineering a microorganism that “eats” petroleum-based plastic...
30-Sep-2020 11:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Urgent Need To Re-Examine Hazard Mitigation

With many people stuck inside for months on end, the built environment has played a significant role in the COVID-19 pandemic. With support from a new National Science Foundation grant, a team of engineers and social scientists will study the ways...
22-Sep-2020 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Consumers Value Difficult Decisions Over Easy Choices

In a paper co-authored by Gaurav Jain, an assistant professor of marketing in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer, researchers found that disfluency, or the difficulty for an individual to process a message, increases people’s attitudes...
17-Sep-2020 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Biometric Data, Algorithms To Unlock Key Information About Circadian Clock

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute anticipate a future in which a combination of smart wearables and algorithms assess each person’s circadian rhythm and provide personalized feedback as to what light, sleep, and work schedule would...
16-Sep-2020 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

To Meet Future Wireless Needs, Spectrum Sharing Policies Need an Upgrade

With the support of a new National Science Foundation grant, Alhussein Abouzeid, a professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will develop a series of mathematical models that will help optimize...
8-Sep-2020 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rensselaer Experts Available To Provide Perspective on Hurricane Season

With hurricane season already underway and projected to be active, communities throughout the U.S. are trying to balance disaster preparation amid an unprecedented public health crisis. While significant attention is rightly being given to COVID-19,...
22-Jul-2020 11:50 AM EDT

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