Research News

October 10, 2014 1:00PM - Cracking the genetic code of a common disease affecting grape production could improve vineyard management and help protect the multibillion-dollar industry that includes raisins, juice, jam/jelly, fresh grapes, grape-seed extract and oil, vinegar and wine. A Rochester Institute of Technology scientist and an RIT alumnus are close to completing the genetic blueprint,...
September 9, 2014 1:00AM - Rochester Institute of Technology is recognized in several categories for educational quality and value in the 2015 edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges. Since U.S. News began ranking colleges in 1983, RIT has consistently been listed among the top regional universities. RIT leaders anticipate moving to the national...
August 13, 2014 3:00PM - Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) and Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences are the recipients of a new research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the lifecycle environmental impacts of fullerene-based materials-a form of engineered nanomaterials used in solar cells, drug delivery systems...
July 22, 2014 2:00PM - Sarah White wants a career at NASA-working on robotics to send to Mars. In the meantime, the second-year electrical engineering student at Rochester Institute of Technology is researching an encoded directional system for MILPET (Machine Intelligence Lab Personal Electronic Transporter), an autonomous robot that offers congenial assistance to visitors while roaming the...
July 10, 2014 10:00AM - Stars forming like a string of blue pearls along two elliptical galaxies could be the result of a galactic merger, according to an international team of astronomers. The structure could reveal rare insights about elliptical galaxies. Scientists from Rochester Institute of Technology helped analyze data from the Hubble Space Telescope showing elliptical...