Latest Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Stories

2010-06-24 13:45:00

In the split second before foot meets ball, a soccer player’s body betrays whether a penalty kick will go left or right, according to recent research in cognitive science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

2010-06-21 11:53:45

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a simple new method for producing large quantities of the promising nanomaterial graphene.

2010-06-16 13:30:00

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new, ultra-simple method for making layers of gold that measure only billionths of a meter thick.

2010-05-10 11:42:12

New study will investigate the effects of microgravity on the formation of biofilms; could lead to safer and healthier space travel.

2010-03-01 15:29:20

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered a new method for predicting — with up to 99 percent accuracy — the fate of stem cells.

2010-02-25 13:14:40

In an effort to better understand the sleep-wake cycle and how it can go awry, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are taking a different approach than the traditional brain scans and sleep studies -- They are using mathematics.

2010-02-12 09:45:00

Olympic skeleton athletes will hit the ice next month in Vancouver, where one-hundredths of a second can dictate the difference between victory and defeat.

2010-02-10 11:40:00

At this very moment, tens of thousands of home computers around the world are quietly working together to solve the largest and most basic mysteries of our galaxy.

2009-11-30 04:00:00

GLASTONBURY, Conn., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- TopCoder®, Inc., today announced that Nicholas M. Donofrio has been named to the company's Board of Directors effective immediately.

2009-11-16 09:39:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 300 cyber-security celebrities, information security officers from industry and government, academics and students converged on Brooklyn Nov.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.