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2008-07-23 16:26:46

New research from a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute suggests that if we want to carry out artificial computations, all we have to do is literally look around.

2008-07-16 06:00:00

By Larry Rulison, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 16--ALBANY -- A $1.6 billion deal between IBM Corp. and New York state was sealed with a cellphone call made to Lake George on Mother's Day. Gov.

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2008-05-19 00:25:00

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created an avatar for the popular virtual world “Second Life” with the limited ability to converse and reason. The interesting part is that Edd is completely controlled by a computer.

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2008-05-13 13:55:00

Even before Weixiao Huang received his doctorate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, his new transistor captured the attention of some of the biggest American and Japanese automobile companies. The 2008 graduate’s invention could replace one of the most common pieces of technology in the world—the silicon transistor for high-power and high-temperature electronics.

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2008-05-01 00:45:00

The latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary boasts 22,000 pages of definitions. While that may seem far from succinct, new research suggests the reference manual is meticulously organized to be as concise as possible — a format that mirrors the way our brains make sense of and categorize the countless words in our vast vocabulary.

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2008-04-30 11:31:11

The latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary boasts 22,000 pages of definitions. While that may seem far from succinct, new research suggests the reference manual is meticulously organized to be as concise as possible — a format that mirrors the way our brains make sense of and categorize the countless words in our vast vocabulary.

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2008-03-13 09:34:00

Scientists create robust quantum models to compare key characteristics of copper and CNTs

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2008-03-10 13:35:00

A group of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is engineering Second Life characters with the capacity to have beliefs and to reason about the beliefs of others.

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2008-02-20 10:40:00

New study paves way for using nanofluids in cameras, microdevices, and displays


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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