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When Boy Fish Build Castles to Impress Girl Fish, Boy Genes...

Call it instinct, but something, perhaps programs in their genes, compels some animals to behave in striking ways. Take boy fish who tirelessly build sand...
linchpins

Stripping the Linchpins From the Life-Making Machine Reaffirms Its Seminal Evolution

So audacious was Marcus Bray’s experiment that even he feared it would fail.In the system inside cells that translates genetic code into life, he...
Suicide Handshakes

‘Suicide Handshakes’ Kill Precursor T Cells that Pose Autoimmune Dangers

A person reaches out for a handshake; the other person takes their hand with two hands and tugs then dies as a consequence. That’s...
Hybrid Biofuel Cell

Cotton-Based Hybrid Biofuel Cell Could Power Implantable Medical Devices

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Korea University used gold nanoparticles assembled on the cotton to create high-conductivity electrodes that helped improve...
Methane fuel cells

Finally, a Robust Fuel Cell that Runs on Methane at Practical...

Fuel cells have not been particularly known for their practicality and affordability, but that may have just changed. There’s a new cell that runs...
elephant

How the Elephant Uses its Trunk to Eat

A new study demonstrates the physics that elephants use to feed themselves the massive quantities of leaves, fruit and roots needed to sustain their...
electronic sensors

New Chip Measures Multiple Cellular Responses to Speed Drug Discovery

Finding ways to improve the drug development process – which is currently costly, time-consuming and has an astronomically high failure rate – could have...
Renewable Electricity

New Material, Manufacturing Use Sun’s Heat for Cheaper Renewable Electricity

A Purdue University-led team that included researchers from Georgia Tech have developed a new material and manufacturing process that would make one way to...
3D printing

Origami, 3D Printing Merge to Make Complex Structures in One Shot

“What we have here is the proof of concept of an integrated system for manufacturing complex origami. It has tremendous potential applications,” said Glaucio H....
Multicellular Tissue

How Communication Among Cells Affects Development of Multicellular Tissue

By providing new information about the role of communication among cells, the research could lead to a better understanding of how multicellular organoids form...
microfluidic technology

Microfluidic Molecular Exchanger Helps Control Therapeutic Cell Manufacturing

Using microfluidic technology to advance the preparation of samples from the chemically complex bioreactor environment, the researchers have harnessed electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS)...
Transition metal dichalcogenides

Transition Metal Dichalcogenides Could Increase Computer Speed, Memory

Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) possess optical properties that could be used to make computers run a million times faster and store information a million...
Synthetic Organelle

Synthetic Organelle Shows How Tiny Puddle-Organs in our Cells Work

A couple of sugars, a dash of enzymes, a pinch of salt, a splash of polyethylene glycol, carefully arranged in watery baths. And researchers...
3D-printed tracheal splintsvideo

3D-Printed Tracheal Splints Used in Groundbreaking Pediatric Surgery

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has performed Georgia’s first-ever procedure to place 3D-printed tracheal splints in a pediatric patient. A cross-functional team of Children’s surgeons...
boron nitride

Boron Nitride Separation Process Could Facilitate Higher Efficiency Solar Cells

A team of semiconductor researchers based in France has used a boron nitride separation layer to grow indium gallium nitride (InGaN) solar cells that...
Traumatic brain injury

Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery via Petri Dish

Researchers in the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center have succeeded in reproducing the effects of traumatic brain injury and stimulating recovery in neuron cells grown...
Biodegradable Plastic Straw

UGA to Test First Fully Biodegradable Plastic Straw

New Materials Institute and the RWDC Environmental Stewardship Foundation will develop a fully biodegradable plastic straw thanks to an award from Singapore’s Temasek Foundation...
ants and robotsvideo

More Workers Working Might Not Get More Work Done, Ants (and...

For ants and robots operating in confined spaces like tunnels, having more workers does not necessarily mean getting more work done. Just as too...
Integrated Sensor

Integrated Sensor Could Monitor Brain Aneurysm Treatment

Implantation of a stent-like flow diverter can offer one option for less invasive treatment of brain aneurysms – bulges in blood vessels – but...
wireless communication devices

Merging Antenna and Electronics Boosts Energy and Spectrum Efficiency

By integrating the design of antenna and electronics, researchers have boosted the energy and spectrum efficiency for a new class of millimeter wave transmitters,...