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The IBM Jeopardy! Challenge
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The Rensselaer community filled EMPAC for three nights to watch as Watson challenged Jeopardy's most famous champions. Rensselaer graduates David Ferrucci, the IBM lead scientist on the project, who earned his Ph.D. at Rensselaer, and Chris Welty, who earned all three of his degrees at Rensselaer and is a member of the IBM Watson algorithms team, served as panelists following the show. Tetherless World professors and artificial intelligence experts from Rensselaer joined in the commentary. Read more.

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Nathaniel Quillin, a sophomore dual majoring in computer science and computer and systems engineering, spent two semesters and two summers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center outside Houston.

He is a member of the research team that developed the first human-like robot to be sent to space. The robot, called Robonaut 2, or R2, was launched into orbit aboard Discovery. Read more.

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Liquid Pistons and "Nanoscoops"
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Cutting-edge nanoengineering research at Rensselaer has the potential to engender a new generation of applications for electronics and drug delivery.

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Liquid Pistons and "Nanoscoops"
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Developing Smarter Wind Turbine Blades
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Rensselaer researchers have developed a new technology to help dramatically lessen the impact of low and gusty winds on wind turbines.

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Developing Smarter Wind Turbine Blades
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Researchers Develop Coating That Kills MRSA on Contact
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Building on an enzyme found in nature, researchers have created a nanoscale coating that safely eradicates MRSA.

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Water Could Hold Answer to Graphene Nanoelectronics
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Do You See What I Mean?

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Researchers are using the emerging field of visualization to solve complex problems from architectural lighting to finding streets and power lines.

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Do You See What I Mean?
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