Researchers at Rensselaer and Rice University have created the darkest material ever made by man. The material, a thin coating comprised of low-density arrays of loosely vertically aligned carbon nanotubes, absorbs more than 99.9 percent of light and one day could be used to boost the effectiveness and efficiency of solar energy conversion, infrared sensors, and other devices. Read More
Rensselaer’s 2008 Undergraduate Research Forum showcased research projects conducted in many areas of science and engineering. Each school of the Institute was represented in one of two categories applied design research or theoretical research.
Individual students and teams created a poster display of their project and gave explanations to a panel of judges, made up of faculty from each of the schools.
Two theoretical physicists describe the motion of interstellar shock waves violent events associated with the birth of stars and planets.
A new biochip could eliminate animal testing in chemicals, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals industries.
Discovery furthers the push to develop healing uses for a deadly virus.
New technology could enable innovative cancer treatment techniques and antibacterial coatings.
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