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IBM's Watson heads to school

The Jeopardy champ's college application has been accepted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Big Blue proudly reports.

By January 30, 2013


Scientist's $40 microwave zaps better heat-to-power materials

Rensselaer researchers say sulfur-doped and microwave-cooked nanomaterials could lead to refrigerators with no moving parts or cars that make electricity from waste heat.

By January 18, 2012


Carbon nanotube carpet darkest thing ever made

Scientists from Rice University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute figured out a way to trap light efficiently with nanotubes; 99.955 percent of the light that hits gets absorbed.

By January 22, 2008


Ex-pro athlete uses tweets to track down house-trashing teens

Brian Holloway learned on Twitter that his house was being used by hundreds of teens for an unauthorized party and used their tweets to identify those he thinks are responsible for $20,000 in damage.

By September 18, 2013


Curiosity findings show 2 percent of Mars soil contains water

The first analysis of soil dug up by the Curiosity rover reveals new insights into the red planet's propensity for retaining water beneath its surface.

By September 26, 2013


Judge steps down in patent lawsuit filed over Apple's Siri

In a new lawsuit that claims Apple's virtual personal assistant is infringing on already developed patent technology, the judge recuses himself because of "interest" in the tech company.

By October 24, 2012


'Blue' expands to Hulu too, spreading beyond YouTube

The popular Fox-backed YouTube channel WIGS expands for broader appeal, and Google's video site is happy to be a launching pad sending sophisticated content -- and ad dollars -- elsewhere.

By June 18, 2013


'Graphene foam' sensor sniffs out bombs

This porous material is far more sensitive than the current sensors used by bomb squads to identify gases from nitrogen-based explosives. It also detects leaks of dangerous industrial gases.

By November 28, 2011


College grads find economy improving, but slowly

Newly minted bachelor's degrees in hand, college graduates are finding that there are more jobs to be had, particularly in engineering and technology.

By May 9, 2011


Ranking the top game-design colleges

Now college students can make video games for fun and profit. This list tells you where to go to learn about game design.

By March 1, 2010