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Bacteria May Be the Key To Understanding the Health of Aquatic Ecosystems

In a new project, a research team from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will build biosensors using bacteria that can sense and communicate levels of nutrients in a body of water with enhanced levels of sensitivity, scalability, and versatility. The...
14-Apr-2021 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Can Remote Workers Best Manage Work-Home Conflict?

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, remote workers are still struggling to find an efficient work-life balance. Timothy D. Golden, a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, offers research-based best practices for managing common...
5-Apr-2021 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In Certain Circumstances, Outsourcing Poses Risks to Vendors

Outsourcing routine tasks, like payroll, customer service, and accounting, offers well-known benefits to businesses and contributes to an economy in which entrepreneurial vendors can support industry and expand employment. However, new research from...
25-Mar-2021 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Polymerized Estrogen Provides Neuroprotection in Preclinical Testing

A novel form of polymerized estrogen developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute can provide neuroprotection when implanted at the site of a spinal cord injury — preventing further damage. This promising result, found in a preclinical model, was...
19-Mar-2021 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Not Just For Numbers: Anchoring Biases Decisions Involving Sight, Sound, and Touch

New research shows that the marketing communication technique of marketing is not limited to decisions that involve numbers, the use and understanding of which require high-level cognitive thinking. Anchoring also biases judgments at relatively low...
17-Mar-2021 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Are Lakes Emitting More Carbon Dioxide in a Warming World?

As the planet heats up, are lakes releasing more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere? With a prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant, researcher Kevin Rose will examine large-scale patterns in...
16-Mar-2021 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rise of Connected Autonomous Vehicles Will Require New Models for Managing Traffic

Future roads will likely carry autonomous vehicles that communicate with one another in a system where vehicles relay information — like destination, speed, or upcoming lane change — and then receive real-time feedback about decisions like route...
15-Mar-2021 12:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

To Reach Human-Level Intelligence, AI Systems Must Truly Understand Language

The original goal of human-like artificial intelligence was abandoned long ago in favor of less ambitious approaches, two cognitive scientists argue in a new book. If that initial vision is to be realized, they say, AI systems will require a full...
9-Mar-2021 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


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