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2009-03-18 09:22:35

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new technique for growing slimmer copper nanorods, a key step for advancing integrated 3-D chip technology.

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2009-01-21 16:39:42

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered a new method for controlling the nature of graphene, bringing academia and industry potentially one step closer to realizing the mass production of graphene-based nanoelectronics.

2009-01-06 14:59:15

Two children have a seizure. One child never has another seizure. Twenty years later, the other child has a series of seizures and is diagnosed with epilepsy. A study being led by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is looking at what could possibly happen in the development of these two children that would lead to such extreme variations in their neurologic health.

2008-12-20 22:49:51

The Southern Star Observation Wheel, a giant Australian Ferris wheel patterned on the London Eye, opened for business Saturday. The wheel, in the Docklands section of Melbourne, has 21 glass capsules, giving riders a comprehensive view, The Age reported.

2008-12-18 11:00:16

A revolution in energy-efficient, environmentally-sound, and powerfully-flexible lighting is coming to businesses and homes, according to a paper in latest special energy issue of Optics Express, the Optical Society's (OSA) open-access journal.

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2008-11-24 13:50:00

A team of researchers has set out to calculate the power of a dolphin’s thrust by using digital video and millions of tiny bubbles.

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2008-11-04 13:33:08

Solar panels may gain a boost in ability to capture the sun’s rays thanks to a newly developed reflective coating.

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2008-09-22 16:16:21

New miniature image-capturing technology powered by water, sound, and surface tension could lead to smarter and lighter cameras in everything from cell phones and automobiles to autonomous robots and miniature spy planes.

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2008-08-30 10:35:00

Forward-facing eyes allow animals to 'see through' the clutter in the world.

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2008-08-11 11:04:31

Rensselaer researcher is using fluid mechanics to help athletes sharpen strokes.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.