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Researchers Discover Mayans Used Tobacco
2012-01-12 06:24:24

A recent discovery by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University at Albany proves the Ancient Mayans used tobacco.

2011-12-10 02:07:42

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new method to design antibodies aimed at combating disease.

Scientists Make Key Discovery About Early Earth's Atmosphere
2011-12-01 04:55:26

Scientists in the New York Center for Astrobiology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have used the oldest minerals on Earth to reconstruct the atmospheric conditions present on Earth very soon after its birth.

Foiling The Plan Of A Cyberbully
2011-11-28 05:20:07

Recent, highly-publicized cases of online bullying, or cyberbullying, are getting considerable attention from parents, teachers, school administrators and academic experts, along with state and federal agencies, who are seeking effective prevention.

Researching Graphene Nanoelectronics For A Post-silicon World
2011-11-10 13:47:09

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers use supercomputer to study effects of stacking graphene nanoribbons.

Sweet Spots For The Formation Of Complex Organic Molecules In The Galaxy
2011-11-03 04:54:28

Scientists within the New York Center for Astrobiology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have compiled years of research to help locate areas in outer space that have extreme potential for complex organic molecule formation.

2011-10-11 14:04:40

DNA and protein sequencing have forever transformed science, medicine, and society.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.