Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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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Improving nature's tools for digesting plastic

Enzymes found in nature can break down certain plastics, but not well enough to support industrial recycling and stem the scourge of plastic waste. Building on what nature has provided, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic ...

dateJun 13, 2018 in Biochemistry
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How a cell knows when to divide

How does a cell know when to divide? We know that hundreds of genes contribute to a wave of activity linked to cell division, but to generate that wave new research shows that cells must first grow large enough to produce ...

dateMay 23, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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Building with bottles

Powerful hurricanes and earthquakes have wreaked havoc in the United States and around the world in recent years, often leaving people stranded for months and even years without access to water, food, and shelter. A unique ...

dateMay 04, 2018 in Other
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