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Surveys Reveal Significant Shifts in Consumer Behavior During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered how people shop, how much they buy, the trips they take outside their homes, and the number of tele-activities — like work, medicine, and education — that have become commonplace. These changes...
1-Jul-2020 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NSF Grant Supports Search for Plastic Polymer That Can Be Broken Down and Reused

With the support of a grant from the National Science Foundation, chemical engineers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute aim to develop a new polymer that can replace polystyrene, a commonly used plastic that is inexpensive and easy to make —...
30-Jun-2020 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Designer Peptides Show Potential for Blocking Viruses, Encourage Future Study

Chemically engineered peptides, designed and developed by a team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, could prove valuable in the battle against some of the most persistent human health challenges. The team’s findings, recently...
26-Jun-2020 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

$2.3 Million Grant Will Support Development of Virtual Operating Room Team Training

A new $2.3 million grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health will support a research effort led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to develop a virtual operating room team...
24-Jun-2020 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Supply Chain Expert Reveals Methodology Behind Bordeaux Pricing Model

M. Hakan Hekimoğlu, an assistant professor in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his co-author, Burak Kazaz of Syracuse University, have developed a robust and highly accurate pricing model for Bordeaux wine...
23-Jun-2020 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New System of Infrared Sensors Maintains Privacy While Keeping Patients Safe

Short of cameras, there are few tools at the disposal of health care providers or loved ones to remotely monitor patient safety within hospitals and assisted living care facilities. A new system of infrared sensors, developed at Rensselaer...
22-Jun-2020 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

From COVID-19 to Lead Poisoning, Health Crises Expose Racist Policies and Practices

The manner in which the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare racist and systemic inequalities in the United States has parallels in other environmental health threats, such as lead exposure, according to an essay written for the online magazine...
19-Jun-2020 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Measuring a Tiny Quasiparticle Is a Major Step Forward for Semiconductor Technology

A team of researchers led by Sufei Shi, an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has uncovered new information about the mass of individual components that make up a promising quasiparticle,...
19-Jun-2020 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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