rpi http://wamc.org en The Best Of Our Knowledge #1230 http://wamc.org/post/best-our-knowledge-1230 <p>Studying the origins of life can have some benefits. &nbsp;Scientists have been able to search for clues to beginnings of life down to the cellular level. And then they narrowed the search down even further.</p><p>Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, our Astrobiology series continues with a look at the study of our DNA with this molecular biochemistry...and how this study has resulted in some new and unexpected advances in medicine.</p><p>We'll also spend an academic minute studying another type of DNA...the building blocks of flowers.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Bob Barrett 87961 at http://wamc.org RensCo Chamber First Tenant At Proctor's Troy http://wamc.org/post/rensco-chamber-first-tenant-proctors-troy <p></p><p>A Troy landmark has a new lease on life and a new tenant.</p><p>Proctor's was built in the early 20th century for vaudeville performances by Capital District entrepreneur Frederick F. Proctor, who built another theater with his name in nearby Schenectady. The theater flourished for decades, but closed in 1977. The city of Troy acquired the property through foreclosure a year later.</p><p>In the early 2000s, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute acquired the building, hoping to use it partially for office space while keeping the theater.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:46:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 84781 at http://wamc.org RensCo Chamber First Tenant At Proctor's Troy The Best Of Our Knowledge #1221 http://wamc.org/post/best-our-knowledge-1221 <p>The search for life on Mars has gotten a lot of press over the past few years with probes and remote control explorers roaming the red planet for signs and clues.&nbsp; But research is also done on meteorites that were found in one of the most barren environments on OUR planet.</p><p>Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, our Astrobiology series continues with the search for and study of microbial life on Mars, that may have hitched a ride to Earth.</p><p>We'll also spend an academic minute with some Earth bound microbes that are a little gassy.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Bob Barrett 83480 at http://wamc.org It's on! 2nd Annual Mayor's Cup Pits RPI Against Union http://wamc.org/post/its-2nd-annual-mayors-cup-pits-rpi-against-union <p></p><p></p><p>It's on! The second annual Mayor's Cup Game will pit two of the Capital Region's toughest men's hockey teams against one another.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:53:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 81914 at http://wamc.org It's on! 2nd Annual Mayor's Cup Pits RPI Against Union The Best Of Our Knowledge #1216 http://wamc.org/post/best-our-knowledge-1216 <p>OK, so how’s this new year been treating you so far?&nbsp; Here at TBOOK central when we get into the first few cold days of January our thoughts almost always drift off to…SUMMER CAMP! But instead of sack races and soggy sheets, this camp involved lofty goals and big ideas.</p><p>Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, our Astrobiology series goes to camp…the sixth annual Exxon-Mobile Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp.</p><p>We'll also spend an academic minute keeping our eyes peeled for a stray super nova or two.</p><p></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Bob Barrett 80974 at http://wamc.org Video Game Industry Booming In Northeast http://wamc.org/post/video-game-industry-booming-northeast <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>I don&rsquo;t know much about video games. I&rsquo;m not much for playing them. But I nodded my head as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute sophomore Jon Ota described to me the video game he and his fellow classmates created.</p> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Jessica Bloustein Marshall 75477 at http://wamc.org Video Game Industry Booming In Northeast Move Over, Watson! http://wamc.org/post/move-over-watson <p></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:44:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 74944 at http://wamc.org Move Over, Watson! Making Lake George the Smartest Water Body in the World http://wamc.org/post/making-lake-george-smartest-water-body-world <p></p><p></p><p>A new scientific research project is bringing together IBM, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Fund for Lake George to assure the ecological and economic future of Lake George and create the “smartest” lake in the world. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 68084 at http://wamc.org Making Lake George the Smartest Water Body in the World Project Formed to Make Lake George the Smartest Lake in the World http://wamc.org/post/project-formed-make-lake-george-smartest-lake-world <p></p><p></p><p>IBM, RPI and the Fund for Lake George are partnering for a unique research project to ensure the ecological and economic future of Lake George. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 00:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 68041 at http://wamc.org Project Formed to Make Lake George the Smartest Lake in the World 6/14/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/61413-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC's Ray Graf and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain. Joe Donahue moderates.</p><p>Topics include:<br>Syria<br>RPI<br>Local parks and playgrounds<br>Superman</p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 67011 at http://wamc.org