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It’s a small change that makes a big difference. Researchers have developed a method that uses a one-degree change in temperature to alter the color of light that a semiconductor emits. 
To raise the performance level of music ensembles, beginning in spring 2017, the Department of Arts  in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences will offer private music lessons for instrumentalists and singers.
To infect its victims, influenza A heads for the lungs, where it latches onto sialic acid on the surface of cells. So researchers created the perfect decoy: A carefully constructed spherical nanoparticle coated in sialic acid lures the influenza A virus to its doom.
As signs of autumn such as falling leaves and cool weather days can be found across the Rensselaer campus, the university will be buzzing with activity as thousands of Rensselaer families are expected to visit Oct. 21-23 to celebrate Family Weekend. 
Faculty and graduate students from the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications at Rensselaer and Boston University were awarded a U.S. patent titled “Sensory Lighting System and Method for Characterizing an Illumination Space.”