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Older Entrepreneurs as Successful as Their Younger Counterparts, Study Reveals

From Steve Jobs to Mark Zuckerberg, the stories of prosperous, young innovators drive the American economic narrative. However, the truth is that older business entrepreneurs may be just as well suited to success. And older women are far more...
6-Apr-2020 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mechanical Engineers Develop Tumor Model that More Closely Mimics the Body

In research recently published in Acta Biomaterialia, a team of mechanical engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute demonstrated a new technique for creating an in vitro model for studying tumors that is more complex and, therefore, closer to...
2-Apr-2020 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Artificial Intelligence Can Help Some Businesses But May Not Work For Others

The temptation for businesses to use artificial intelligence and other technology to improve performance, drive down labor costs, and better the bottom line is understandable. But before pursuing automation that could put the jobs of human employees...
31-Mar-2020 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Advanced “Super-Planckian” Material Exhibits LED-Like Light When Heated

Since the late 19th century, scientists have understood that, when heated, all materials emit light in a predictable spectrum of wavelengths. Research published this week in Nature Scientific Reports presents a material that emits light when heated...
24-Mar-2020 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Studying Water’s Flow Will Help Preserve Access to Life-Sustaining Resource

Tens of thousands of reservoir and dam systems are being operated in communities across the United States, ensuring access to reliable sources of water. That access, however, isn’t a guarantee. Altered rainfall patterns driven by global warming,...
12-Mar-2020 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Immersive Civil Engineering Game to Be Used Across the Country

Without ever needing to step outside of a classroom, a college dorm room, or a quiet nook in a library, civil engineering students can now transport themselves into the field where they must take measurements, make observations, and understand the...
11-Mar-2020 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Virtual Bariatric Endoscopic Training Tool Being Developed To Improve Patient Safety

A team of engineers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, led by Suvranu De, the head of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, is developing a virtual reality-based training device that can help train medical...
10-Mar-2020 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NSF CAREER Award Supports Framework for Photons as Quantum Transistors

Physicist Esther Wertz has been awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award to investigate nanometer-scale metal structures that will control light at the quantum limit, one photon at a time. Her...
9-Mar-2020 12:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Helping Young Investors Stay Calm During Bear Market

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Rensselaer Team Seeks Alternative Approach to Controlling Viruses

20-Mar-2020 8:55 AM EDT

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18-Mar-2020 12:30 PM EDT

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27-Feb-2020 1:30 PM EST

Use of Naloxone To Combat the Opioid Overdose Epidemic Explored in New Book

Naloxone, a life-saving drug that can rapidly reverse the effects of opioid overdose, should be in every first-aid kit and medicine cabinet. That is the conclusion Nancy Campbell reached after years of research and dozens of interviews with...
26-Feb-2020 2:00 PM EST

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