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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, (RPI) was established in 1824 in Troy, New York. RPI was founded on the principle of bringing the science of technology to the common needs of mankind. Today, RPI is on the cutting edge of Nanotechnology, materials science and is credited with many firsts in its 180+ years existence. RPI educates tomorrows leaders in science and technology in the world-wide marketplace. RPI is the first leading institution to offer an undergraduate degree in Video Game Design. RPI publishes reports on research, newsletters and conducts educational seminars.

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A silent search for dark matter

Results from its first run indicate that XENON1T is the most sensitive dark matter detector on Earth. The sensitivity of the detector—an underground sentinel awaiting a collision that would confirm a hypothesis—stems ...

dateAug 22, 2017 in General Physics
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Mass spectrometry for general use

Customs officials want to detect contraband. Doctors want to know how quickly a patient is metabolizing a therapeutic drug. And suppliers of organic products, from nutritional supplements to honey, want to know their raw ...

dateJul 06, 2017 in Analytical Chemistry
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Proteins that can take the heat

Ancient proteins may offer clues on how to engineer proteins that can withstand the high temperatures required in industrial applications, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of ...

dateMar 30, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Road salt alternatives alter aquatic ecosystems

Organic additives found in road salt alternatives—such as those used in the commercial products GeoMelt and Magic Salt—act as a fertilizer to aquatic ecosystems, promoting the growth of algae and organisms that eat algae, ...

dateFeb 28, 2017 in Ecology
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50 year-old protein volume paradox resolved

Durable proteins make life possible in the crushing depths of the ocean, and may have evolved in life below the surface of ice-bound oceanic exo-planets. These proteins stay folded - allowing them to perform their function—under ...

dateFeb 10, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Zooplankton rapidly evolve tolerance to road salt

A common species of zooplankton—the smallest animals in the freshwater food web—can evolve genetic tolerance to moderate levels of road salt in as little as two and a half months, according to new research published online ...

dateJan 06, 2017 in Ecology
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