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MIT provost returns to alma mater RPI as next presidentNovember 30, 2021 -
The provost of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who completed his bachelor’s degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is returning to the New York school as its next president.
Need for Larger Space Telescope Inspires Lightweight Flexible Holographic LensNovember 11, 2021 -
Inspired by a concept for discovering exoplanets with a giant space telescope, a team of researchers is developing holographic lenses that render visible and infrared starlight into either a focused image or a spectrum. The experimental method, detailed in an article appearing today in Nature Scientific Reports, could be used to create a lightweight flexible lens, many meters in diameter, that could be rolled for launch and unfurled in space.
Michigan struggles to find snowplow drivers as labor shortages loomNovember 11, 2021 -
Scientists like Rick Relyea, executive director of the Darrin Fresh Water Institute in New York, think that reducing the amounts of salt will be the best way to reduce the harm it causes the environment.