Rensselaer was one of 203 research universities invited to participate in the HHMI 2014 “Sustaining Excellence in Science Education for Research Universities Competition,” and is one of only 37 universities to be awarded a grant.
A new look at the early solar system introduces an alternative to a long-taught, but largely discredited, theory that seeks to explain how biomolecules were once able to form inside of asteroids.
The first scoop of soil analyzed by the analytical suite in the belly of NASA’s Curiosity rover reveals that fine materials on the surface of the planet contain several percent water by weight.
A computational model developed by Rensselaer researchers accurately simulates the complex twists of a short sequence of RNA as it folds into a critical hairpin structure known as a “tetraloop.”
A $480,000 gift from the Emily Landecker Foundation will establish the James P. Ferris Fellowship in Astrobiology.
A team of astrobiology researchers will use a series of nighttime flights on an airborne observatory to search newly born stars for the presence of precursors to life.
Nano-photonics expert Lin was cited by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for “pioneering and developing photonic crystals.”
Professor Angel García has been named the new head of the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy.