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Exposure to early evening sunlight in spring creates teenage night owls
In the spring, later sunset and extended daylight exposure delay bedtimes in teenagers, according to researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Lighting Research Center (LRC).
Researchers Using Science To Decode the Secrets of Olympic Skeleton Sliding
(PhysOrg.com) -- 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.
Shuttle to carry 'Constrained Vapor Bubble' experiment to International Space Station
An experimental heat transfer system designed by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is scheduled to depart Earth aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. Astronauts will install the system into a laboratory of the International ...
Predicting the fate of stem cells
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered a new method for predicting - with up to 99 percent accuracy - the fate of stem cells.
Lack of morning light keeping teenagers up at night
The first field study on the impact of light on teenagers' sleeping habits finds that insufficient daily morning light exposure contributes to teenagers not getting enough sleep.
Nanotech in Space: Experiment To Weather the Trials of Orbit
Novel nanomaterials developed at Rensselaer were sent into orbit on Nov. 16 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis.
Seafloor Fossils Provide Clues on Climate Change
Deep under the sea, a fossil the size of a sand grain is nestled among a billion of its closest dead relatives. Known as foraminifera, these complex little shells of calcium carbonate can tell you the sea level, temperature, ...
Nanotech in Space: Rensselaer Experiment To Weather the Trials of Orbit
(PhysOrg.com) -- Novel nanomaterials developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are scheduled to blast off into orbit on November 16 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis.
Measuring the Immeasurable: New Study Links Heat Transfer, Bond Strength of Materials
(PhysOrg.com) -- The speed at which heat moves between two materials touching each other is a potent indicator of how strongly they are bonded to each other, according to a new study by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic ...
Greenlighting a greener world (w/ Video)
Just a few years ago, most conversations Christian Wetzel had about his research began with a quick explanation of LEDs.