Research News

February 14, 2018 2:53PM - A new simulation of supermassive black holes-the behemoths at the centers of galaxies-uses a realistic scenario to predict the light signals emitted in the surrounding gas before the masses collide, said Rochester Institute of Technology researchers. The RIT-led study represents the first step toward predicting the approaching merger of supermassive black holes...
February 7, 2018 3:54PM - James Winebrake, dean of Rochester Institute of Technology's College of Liberal Arts and an expert on the environmental impact of transportation, is among a team of experts who are applauding the shipping industry's decision to burn cleaner oil beginning in 2020. Their study, published in Nature Communications, finds that cleaner shipping fuels...
January 26, 2018 4:16PM - 3D printing has taken hold at RIT. Across the university, people are influencing how the technology will evolve beyond manufacturing processes to everyday usage-from the development and use of new materials such as copper inks to new forms of artwork and the use of 3D-printed models in math classes. Here are...
January 16, 2018 4:21PM - An associate professor of history at Rochester Institute of Technology has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support 12 months of full-time study about the effects of polio in France, from 1920 to 1980. "After Jonas Salk developed his injectable polio vaccine in the mid-1950s, most Western...
December 6, 2017 4:36PM - Rochester Institute of Technology astrophysicist Jeyhan Kartaltepe will be one of the first scientists to use NASA's James Webb Space Telescope soon after it launches in spring 2019. The Webb telescope is regarded by many as the powerful successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, with sensitive infrared detectors designed to peer...