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laser communications

Laser-Based System Could Expand Space-to-Ground Communication

The project will miniaturize, space qualify and test a laser communications transceiver that could dramatically expand the bandwidth available for downlinking information from the...
batteryvideo

Sodium- and Potassium-Based Batteries Hold Promise for Cheap Energy Storage

From electric cars that travel hundreds of miles on a single charge to chainsaws as mighty as gas-powered versions, new products hit the market...
Disease Therapies

New Cell Manufacturing Research Facility will Change Approaches to Disease Therapies

The vision of making affordable, high-quality cell-based therapies available to hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide moved closer to reality June 6 with the...
Thin-film transistor

Research Charts the Way to More Reliable Carbon-based Microelectronics

Carbon nanotubes – cylindrical formations of carbon atoms with incredible strength and electrical conductivity – hold great promise for creating new micron-scale low-power electronic...
oxygen photosynthesis

Making the Oxygen We Breathe, a Photosynthesis Mechanism Exposed

Arguably, the greatest fueler of life on our planet is photosynthesis, but understanding its labyrinthine chemistry, powered by sunlight, is challenging. Researchers recently illuminated...
Aircraft Microbiomevideo

Aircraft Microbiome Much Like That of Homes and Offices

What does flying in a commercial airliner have in common with working at the office or relaxing at home? According to a new study, the...
quantum particles

Spooky Quantum Particle Pairs Fly Like Weird Curveballs

Curvy baseball pitches have surprising things in common with quantum particles described in a new physics study, though the latter fly much more weirdly. In fact,...
video

Robot Teaches Itself How to Dress People

More than 1 million Americans require daily physical assistance to get dressed because of injury, disease and advanced age. Robots could potentially help, but...
cell signaling process

Uncovering a Hidden Protein “Tail” that Puts the Brakes on Cell...

The mechanism, dubbed a “tail,” is part of a small protein known mostly for its role in attaching larger structures to the cell membrane....
wearable ringvideo

Wearable Ring, Wristband Allow Users to Control Smart Tech With Hand...

New technology created by a team of Georgia Tech researchers could make controlling text or other mobile applications as simple as “1-2-3.” Using acoustic chirps...
Ultrafast Compressionvideo

Ultrafast Compression Offers New Way to Get Macromolecules into Cells

By treating living cells like tiny absorbent sponges, researchers have developed a potentially new way to introduce molecules and therapeutic genes into human cells. The...
Oral Sodium Sensor

Flexible, Wearable Oral Sodium Sensor Could Help Improve Hypertension Control

For people who have hypertension and certain other conditions, eating too much salt raises blood pressure and increases the likelihood of heart complications. To...
Internet of Things

New Technologies are Helping Connect and Protect the Internet of Things

Every lobby, office, and hallway in the area could someday host numerous ­internet-connected sensors, cameras, or control systems as businesses begin to roll out...
HoneyBotvideo

Robot Designed to Defend Factories Against Cyberthreats

It’s small enough to fit inside a shoebox, yet this robot on four wheels has a big mission: keeping factories and other large facilities...
Semiconductors

A Future Colorfully Lit by the Mystifying Physics of Paint-On Semiconductors

Some novel materials that sound too good to be true turn out to be true and good. An emergent class of semiconductors, which could...
fuel cells

Turbocharging Fuel Cells with a Multifunctional Catalyst

The sluggishness comes from a chemical bottleneck, the rate of processing oxygen, a key ingredient that helps fuel cells, which are related to batteries,...
Self-Powered Low Energy Devices

New Insights Could Pave The Way For Self-Powered Low Energy Devices

Most people have felt that sting from grabbing a doorknob after walking across a carpet or seen how a balloon will stick to a...
Heart Failure

Deep Learning Can Now Help Prevent Heart Failure

In a paper published by the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), Georgia Tech’s School of Computational Science and EngineeringAssociate Professor Jimeng Sun and Ph.D....
Biometric Authentication

Real-Time Captcha Technique Improves Biometric Authentication

A new login authentication approach could improve the security of current biometric techniques that rely on video or images of users’ faces. Known as...
Alzheimer's

Data Detectives Shift Suspicions in Alzheimer’s from Usual Suspect to Inside...

The mass pursuit of a conspicuous suspect in Alzheimer’s disease may have encumbered research success for decades. Now, a new data analysis that has untangled evidence...