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Into AfricaAdinkra Patterns, Biofuels, and Red Cards
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Professors and graduate fellows from Rensselaer; and students and faculty from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana furthered research on engaging minority students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, while a group of undergraduate engineering students measured the energy potential of agricultural waste as biofuels. Still another university researcher in Rwanda studied the effects of having plentiful pure water system on lifestyle in Rwanda.

Research at EMPAC
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A team of sophomore engineering students in the course Introduction to Engineering Design, under the supervision of CATS research engineer Glenn Saunders, has developed a bomb-disposing mobile robot called HAVEN (Hazardous Vessel Neutralizer).

The mobile robot, which stands about three feet tall, is placed over the explosive. Via remote control, the operator lowers HAVEN's clamp down over the lid of the explosive device or jar of hazardous substance.

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Measuring Earthquake Aftershocks in Chile
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A team of geophysicists led by Professor Steven Roecker traveled to Chile in March to study the scope and strength of aftershocks.

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Measuring Earthquake Aftershocks in Chile
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Renewable and Alternative Energy
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  • Sustainable solutions for staple crop production,
  • solar energy for schools in Haiti, and
  • novel “green” systems for air filtration.
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Renewable and Alterative Energy
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Water Could Hold Answer to Graphene Nanoelectronics
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A new method for using water to tune the band gap of the nanomaterial graphene.

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Water Could Hold Answer to Graphene Nanoelectronics
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Strides in Disease Prevention and Drug Development

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Ground breaking research in breast cancer, osteoporosis, and the purification of drug components.

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Strides in Disease Prevention and Drug Development
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