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August 9, 2017 9:39AM - Research underway at RIT advances a new kind of sensing technology that captures data with better precision than currently possible and promises cheaper, smaller and lighter sensor designs. Mishkat Bhattacharya, a theoretical physicist at RIT, is investigating new precision quantum sensing solutions for the U.S. Department of the Navy's Office of Naval...
RIT/NTID awarded $2.6 million for first large-scale study of language outcomes in young, deaf adults
August 8, 2017 11:03AM - Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf has received a $2.6 million, five-year award from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) to study the neurological, linguistic and behavioral outcomes for deaf individuals after childhood. It is the first study of...
August 7, 2017 2:34PM - Rochester Institute of Technology student Elizabeth Pattie understands how research impacts lives. Her mother lives with multiple sclerosis-one of the reasons Pattie is compelled to continue making inroads in the fields of immunology and disease treatment using pharmaceuticals. Her project, "Targeted Molecular Imaging Agents to Visualize Breast Cancer," was among more...
August 3, 2017 8:37AM - Tara Snyder '17 (biomedical sciences) planned to go to medical school until her sophomore year at RIT. She had started volunteering on the pediatric floors at the Golisano Children's Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., and realized that she would rather pursue medical research and then go to nursing school and specialize in pediatrics. "I...
July 27, 2017 10:30AM - A researcher from Rochester Institute of Technology has received a $149,000 collaborative research grant from the National Science Foundation to study the environmental effects of energy storage on the electricity grid. Over the past 10 years, the energy storage industry has grown rapidly, enabling energy produced by wind, water and solar power...
Seeing the Light: Researchers seek to improve solar cell technology using new materials and nanowires
July 27, 2017 10:05AM - Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are expanding solar cell technology using nanowires to capture more of the sun's energy and transform it into usable electricity. Comparable to ultra-thin blades of grass, nanowires added to today's conventional materials are capable of capturing more light and can be cost-effective solutions for adopting...
Wire revolution: RIT wins Department of Energy award to improve wiring for advanced electric equipment
July 18, 2017 2:41PM - Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are working with corporate and government partners to develop more efficient, durable and cost-effective carbon nanotube technology in electronic components and systems that now use copper wiring. "Depending on how bold a perspective you want to give, what we are embracing is a wire revolution," said...
June 30, 2017 2:35PM - Writing has been around since cavemen used rocks to scribble on walls. Ink and paper became the norm, and later, words were most commonly written on a typewriter. Today, writing is normally done on a computer keyboard or smart phone, or voicing words into another recording device. But converting those digital words...