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Making Safer Chemicals
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Chemicals in pharmaceutical drugs can obviously save lives. But as more and stronger chemicals have been introduced, our basic knowledge of the broader health impact of all these chemicals has not kept up with the rapid pace of innovation. Read more.

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Members of a student club at Rensselaer have created a unique 360-degree video chronicling a weather balloon's 89,777-foot ascent into space.
The Rensselaer Students for the Exploration and Development of Space club launched their high-atmosphere balloon in late January. The balloon carried a payload of three high-definition video cameras and GPS equipment.
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Ulcer-Causing Bacteria Baffled by Mucus
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A new study demonstrates how introducing certain polymers into the environment makes it significantly more difficult for H. pylori and other microorganisms to coordinate.

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Ulcer Causing Bacteria Baffled by Mucus
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Nanowiggles
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Scientists have used the capabilities of one of the world's most powerful university-based supercomputers to uncover the properties of a promising form of graphene.

 
Nanowiggles
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First Physical Evidence of Tobacco in a Mayan Container
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Researchers use ultra-modern chemical analysis technology at Rensselaer to analyze ancient Mayan pottery for proof of tobacco use.

 
Mayan Vase
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Creating Safer Flying Systems
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Rensselaer computer scientist Carlos Varela has received seed funding from the U.S. Air Force to help make flight data as updated, active, and accurate as possible.

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Creating Safer Flying Systems
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