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New Curriculum Emphasizing Student Well-being To Be Offered at Rensselaer

Last year, as the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute prepared to revamp the university’s core curriculum, students were surveyed about what course sequences they would be interested in. To...
21-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Improving Molecular Imaging using a Deep Learning Approach

Generating comprehensive molecular images of organs and tumors in living organisms can be performed at ultra-fast speed using a new deep learning approach to image reconstruction developed by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
6-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Carbon Capture Research Receives $3 Million from U.S. Department of Energy

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that a research project at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is one of eight in the nation recently selected to receive federal funding geared toward the development of “novel and enabling...
5-Mar-2019 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites


Making Flight Safer With the “Internet of Airplanes”

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute computer scientists Stacy Patterson and Carlos Varela have teamed up to develop a prototype framework, the “Virtual Sky” platform, to fuse and analyze flight sensor data correctly, reliably, and quickly. Virtual...
28-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


New NASA Research Consortium To Tackle Life’s Origins

NASA’s new Prebiotic Chemistry and Early Earth Environments (PCE3) Consortium, one of five cross-divisional research coordination networks with the NASA Astrobiology Program, aims to identify planetary conditions that might give rise to life’s...
14-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Earth First Origins Project Seeks To Replicate the Cradle of Life

The Earth First Origins project will uncover the conditions on early Earth that gave rise to life. by identifying, replicating, and exploring how prebiotic molecules and chemical pathways could have formed under realistic early Earth conditions.
14-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Big Data Approach Shown To Be Effective for Evaluating Autism Treatments

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute who developed a blood test to help diagnose autism spectrum disorder have now successfully applied their distinctive big data-based approach to evaluating possible treatments.
6-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Interdisciplinary Team Developing Virtual Reality Technology for Training and Assessment of Colorectal Surgeons

Colorectal surgery is a hands-on activity, but in recent years the effectiveness of traditional assessment methods in evaluating surgeons’ technical skills has been called into question. A team of collaborators with ties to Rensselaer Polytechnic...
4-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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