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Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls about 19,000 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.

The university is internationally recognized and ranked for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Global partnerships include campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo. 

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Une hélice de bateau incrustée de moules zébrées. Ces envahisseurs, présents dans le fleuve et dans nos lacs, sont transportés par l'activité humaine. (NPS/Flickr)

La propagation de la moule zébrée prouve que de petits envahisseurs peuvent causer de gros dégâts

Pour réduire et prévenir les dommages provoqués par les moules zébrées, il faut comprendre que les activités anthropiques sont la cause première de ces invasions biologiques.
A digital twin attempts to capture every aspect of a real thing, including up-to-the-moment changes. lambada/E+ via Getty Images

What are digital twins? A pair of computer modeling experts explain

A digital twin is to a computer model as live video is to a still photo. These virtual replicas can be used to understand and make predictions about a wide range of complex systems, including people.
The Deaf community, which includes hearing people as well as those who are deaf and hard of hearing, can be a big help to deaf children and their parents. Lauren A. Little/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images

Parents of deaf children often miss out on key support from the Deaf community

Families with deaf children often seek a lot of advice and help, but too rarely find the robust Deaf community in the US full of people with experience and expertise.
Most of us love chocolates, but child labor has been found involved in some of the production. Jupiterimages/The Image Bank via Getty Images

Some chocolate has a dark side to it – child labor

An anthropologist writes that despite best efforts, there is no guarantee that children may not have been exploited in the production process of chocolate.
In order to get funding from the National Institutes of Health, researchers now need a plan for sharing and managing their data. Exdez/Digital Vision Vectors via Getty Images

New data-sharing requirements from the National Institutes of Health are a big step toward more open science – and potentially higher-quality research

Starting in 2023, all research proposals funded by the NIH will need to include a data sharing and management plan. An expert on open science explains the requirements and how they might improve science.
Damaged radar arrays and other equipment is seen at a Ukrainian military facility outside Mariupol, Ukraine, Feb. 24, 2022. AP Photo/Sergei Grits

Russia invades Ukraine – 5 essential reads from experts

As war begins between Ukraine and Russia, a range of stories provides context to help readers understand the conflict.
Since becoming China’s top leader in late 2012, President Xi Jinping has centralized power to the point that it’s unclear when he’ll step down, or who might succeed him. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images AsiaPac via Getty Images

China has no plan for who will succeed Xi Jinping – leaving the nation and the world in uncertainty

In the past, the lack of a succession plan for China has led to political unrest in the country. If it happens again, it will also affect the world.
The Department of Justice indicted six officers of Russia’s GRU military intelligence service in October 2020 on charges of hacking and deploying malware. Andrew Harnik - Pool/Getty Images

Russia could unleash disruptive cyberattacks against the US – but efforts to sow confusion and division are more likely

Russia probably has the means to attack US electrical grids and otherwise create havoc but probably won’t go that far. Instead, watch for disinformation aimed at undermining the US and NATO.

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