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Men in Same-Sex Couples Suffer Earnings Decline When Preventative HIV-Medicine Is Available

When expensive medicines that are proven to prevent HIV acquisition are available through employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI), annual earnings for men in same-sex couples decline and part-time employment increases. The labor market effects are...
17-Aug-2022 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rensselaer Boasts New State-of-the-Art X-Ray Diffractometer To Support Regional Scientific and Technological Research

Thanks to a $304,084 Major Research Instrumentation award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is now home to a state-of-the-art single-crystal X-ray diffractometer. The grant was awarded to a team of faculty...
15-Aug-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rensselaer Researchers to Address Big Data Challenges

Dr. Yangyang Xu, assistant professor of mathematical sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has received a $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research challenges associated with distributed big data in machine...
11-Aug-2022 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Prediction of Human Movement During Disasters To Allow For More Effective Emergency Response

The COVID-19 pandemic, bigger and more frequent wildfires, devastating floods, and powerful storms have become unfortunate facts of life. With each disaster, people depend on the emergency response of governments, nonprofit organizations, and the...
10-Aug-2022 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rensselaer Researchers Receive $350k Grant To Explore Cellular Mechanisms Linked to Cancer

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Scott Forth, assistant professor of biological sciences, and Peter Kramer, professor of mathematical sciences, have received a $359,572 grant  from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a better...
3-Aug-2022 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rensselaer Researchers Propose an Affordable and Sustainable Alternative to Lithium-Ion Batteries

Concerns regarding scarcity, high prices, and safety regarding the long-term use of lithium-ion batteries has prompted a team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to propose a greener, more efficient, and less expensive energy...
2-Aug-2022 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Computer Science and Physics Departments Appoint New Leaders

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s School of Science has appointed two new department heads. Mohammed Zaki now leads the Department of Computer Science and Gyorgy Korniss leads the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy. The...
28-Jul-2022 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cold Temperatures Paved the Way for T. Rex

About 201 million years ago, volcanic eruptions covered an area roughly the size of South America in lava as Pangaea started to split. The Earth was changed. In the years that followed, 40% of all four-legged land animals were wiped out in the End...
20-Jul-2022 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Women in STEM Careers Face Bias

Women are excluded from promotions when firms look at potential, rather than proof, says Dr. Nishtha Langer, an associate professor in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
4-Aug-2022 12:45 PM EDT

Feeling Stressed? You’re More Likely To Procrastinate. A Neuroscientist Explains Why.

Alicia Walf from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers reasons why people procrastinate when stressed.
11-Jul-2022 2:05 PM EDT

Expert Says Financial Technologies Can Help Address Climate Change

“Financial technologies offer great promise to tackle climate change and provide pathways for developing sustainable economies,” says Aparna Gupta, co-director of the Center for Research toward Advancing Financial Technologies, the first-ever...
28-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT

Rensselaer Scholar Conducts First Sociological Analysis of Lead Residue in Soil; Available During National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

26-Oct-2021 8:40 AM EDT

Companies Big and Small Can Benefit From a Clear Remote Work Strategy

22-Oct-2021 11:05 AM EDT

Metal-Breathing Bacteria Could Transform Electronics, Biosensors, and More

28-Jun-2021 11:30 AM EDT

Space Debris Recently Struck the ISS. This Small Device Could Stop it From Happening Again

1-Jun-2021 2:30 PM EDT

A Neuroscientist’s Guide to Managing Post-COVID-19 Anxiety When Returning to Work

17-May-2021 9:55 AM EDT

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