The Rochester Institute of Technology, (RIT) was established in 1829 as a private university in Henrietta, New York. Today, RIT has over 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Notable departments include: The Department of Imaging Science, Microelectronics Engineering, Information Technology and the Institute of Technology. RIT is a world-class institute with an international presence.
'Smart dust' technology could reshape space telescopes
Telescope lenses someday might come in aerosol cans. Scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory are exploring a new type of space telescope with an aperture made ...
'Grapes of Wrath': Stomping out grape disease one vineyard at a time
Cracking the genetic code of a common disease affecting grape production could improve vineyard management and help protect the multibillion-dollar industry that includes raisins, juice, jam/jelly, fresh grapes, grape-seed ...
RIT engineering team designs online math and science activities for K-12 community
What teacher has not heard students challenge, "Why do I need math? Why am I learning this? I'm never going to use it."
Dynamics of tears: A cure for dry eye could be a blink away
A treatment for dry eye—a burning, gritty condition that can impair vision and damage the cornea—could some day result from computer simulations that map the way tears move across the surface of the eye.
New tracking system measures distribution hazards on products and packages
Packaging and distribution of goods is a multi-billion dollar industry. Yet damage to goods while in transit has a financial impact on companies and consumers, also in the millions of dollars, according to ...
Rwandan teens learn mapping skills with smart phones and tablet PCs
A few hundred teenagers in Rwanda are about to walk out of their science classrooms and map their world using smart phones and tablet computers provided by two scientists from Rochester Institute Technology.
Starting from scratch: RIT program teaches first-year students how to learn
Starting college on the right foot—and in the right frame of mind—can make the difference between completing a bachelor's degree and dropping out in the first or second year of school.
Study explains decades of black hole observations
(Phys.org) —A new study by astronomers at NASA, Johns Hopkins University and Rochester Institute of Technology confirms long-held suspicions about how stellar-mass black holes produce their highest-energy ...
Team develops advanced video and image processing
Rapid developments in satellite and sensor technologies have increased the availability of high-resolution, remotely sensed images faster than researchers can process and analyze the data manually.
New semiconductor research may extend integrated circuit battery life tenfold
(Phys.org)—Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology, international semiconductor consortium SEMATECH and Texas State University have demonstrated that use of new methods and materials for building integrated circuits ...
Scientists decode three bacterial strains common to grapevines and sugarcane
Scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology have published the whole genome sequence of bacteria associated with Jamaican sugarcane and Riesling grapevines in the September and November issues of the Journal of Bacteriology, a publ ...
Advanced manufacturing venture highlights region's economic prospects
Printed electronics and related advanced manufacturing technologies have the potential to be a $45 billion global industry, according to business analysts.
Sweeping X-ray imaging survey of dying stars is 'uncharted territory'
The death throes of dying stars are the focus of a sweeping new survey using NASA's Chandra X-ray satellite observatory.
RIT leads development of next-generation infrared detectors
Cheaper, larger and better infrared detectors grown on silicon wafers could give more scientists access to infrared astronomy and further spur the hunt for exoplanets and the study of the universe's acceleration. Closer to ...
A young star flaunts its X-ray spots in McNeil's Nebula
(Phys.org) -- X-ray observations have revealed something curious about the young star that illuminates McNeil's Nebula, a glowing jewel of cosmic dust in the Orion constellation: The object is a protostar ...