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March 3, 2015 1:30PM - The Image Permanence Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology has received a $399,825 grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation and Access Research and Development program in support of "Digital Image Correlation to Determine Shape Deformation of Paper Based Collections due to Relative Humidity and Temperature Variation." This three-year project...
March 2, 2015 10:29AM - Rochester Institute of Technology was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, for technology that could improve treatment of hearing loss. RIT received initial funding of $615,412, part of a $3 million, five-year project for "Enabling Microsystem Technologies for Advanced Drug...
February 18, 2015 4:27PM - Gabrielle Gaustad, an assistant professor at Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), has received the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award from the National Science Foundation to study the implications of material scarcity and criticality on future clean energy technologies. The CAREER Program is an NSF-wide activity that...
February 6, 2015 10:28AM - A cluster of young, pulsating stars discovered in the far side of the Milky Way may mark the location of a previously unseen dark-matter dominated dwarf galaxy hidden behind clouds of dust. A team, led by Sukanya Chakrabarti from Rochester Institute of Technology, analyzed near-infrared data collected by the European Southern Observatory's...
February 2, 2015 4:14PM - Circulating oxygen-rich blood through artificial organs and tissues is a bioengineering conundrum without an easy answer. The problem is in the plumbing. Biomedical teams around the world are working on different solutions to the problem of creating a synthetic vascular system. Scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester...
January 30, 2015 11:13AM - Rochester Institute of Technology is among the leaders of a consortium named as one of three finalists in the country competing for a multimillion-dollar federal investment in a regional photonics center. The application from the Research Foundation for the State University of New York, which includes RIT, University of Rochester, SUNY Polytechnic,...
December 23, 2014 10:46AM - Responding to the national demand for workers highly trained in cybersecurity, Rochester Institute of Technology will use a multimillion-dollar federal grant to establish a CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service program. The National Science Foundation has awarded RIT a five-year, nearly $4 million grant that will allow the university to become part of this...
December 1, 2014 9:01AM - 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 of swarms of particles released from a canister and controlled by a laser. These floating lenses would be larger, cheaper...