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Incorporating Solar Harvesting Into the Side of Buildings Could Enhance Energy Sustainability

If builders could incorporate solar harvesting into the siding of a building, the amount of energy from the grid that a structure would need may significantly decrease. In research published recently in Renewable Energy, a team of researchers from...
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Consumer Behavior Has Shifted Significantly During Pandemic, Survey Reveals

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about an increase in telework and online commerce, and a significant decrease in the number of personal trips people are making. Understanding the effects of these rapid changes on the economy, supply chains, and...
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New Algorithms Could Reduce Polarization Driven By Information Overload

As the volume of available information expands, the fraction a person is able to absorb shrinks. To break this cycle, computer scientists say we need new algorithms that prioritize a broader view over fulfilling consumer biases.
30-Jul-2020 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NIH Grant Supports Development of AI Tools To Identify High-Risk COVID-19 Patients

With COVID-19 still spreading in the United States, where it has already killed more than 140,000 people, improved screening and treatment options are critically important for high-risk patients with comorbidities, such as diabetes, pulmonary...
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Metal-Breathing Bacteria Could Transform Electronics, Biosensors, and More

When the Shewanella oneidensis bacterium “breathes” in certain metal and sulfur compounds anaerobically, the way an aerobic organism would process oxygen, it produces materials that could be used to enhance electronics, electrochemical energy...
28-Jul-2020 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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In Cell Studies, Seaweed Extract Outperforms Remdesivir in Blocking COVID-19 Virus

In a test of antiviral effectiveness against the virus that causes COVID-19, an extract from edible seaweeds substantially outperformed remdesivir, the current standard antiviral used to combat the disease. The research is the latest example of a...
24-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Stephanie Loveless Named New Director of Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer

Stephanie Loveless has been named the new director of the Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, which stewards the philosophy and practices of sonic awareness pioneered by the late Pauline Oliveros.
20-Jul-2020 1:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Common FDA-Approved Drug May Effectively Neutralize Virus That Causes COVID-19

A common drug, already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), may also be a powerful tool in fighting COVID-19, according to research published this week in Antiviral Research.
15-Jul-2020 12:15 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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How precautionary buying could create larger challenges in a disaster

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Helping Young Investors Stay Calm During Bear Market

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Rensselaer Team Seeks Alternative Approach to Controlling Viruses

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