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Asteroid

Asteroid “Time Capsules” May Help Explain How Life Started on Earth

In popular culture, asteroids play the role of apocalyptic threat, get blamed for wiping out the dinosaurs – and offer an extraterrestrial source for...
spacecraftvideo

Successful SpaceX Launch Clears Way for Historic Georgia Tech Spacecraft

They clapped when it cleared the launch pad. They oohed in awe as the booster rockets separated, then roared when the pair landed in...
Optical Rectennas

Researchers Boost Efficiency and Stability of Optical Rectennas

The research team that announced the first optical rectenna in 2015 is now reporting a two-fold efficiency improvement in the devices — and a...
climate change

Using Data Mining to Make Sense of Climate Change

Big data and data mining have provided several breakthroughs in fields such as health informatics, smart cities and marketing. The same techniques, however, have...
transistor

Nanostructured Gate Dielectric Boosts Stability of Organic Thin-Film Transistors

The new structure gives thin-film transistors stability comparable to those made with inorganic materials, allowing them to operate in ambient conditions – even underwater....
Mud Crabsvideo

‘Hide or Get Eaten,’ Urine Chemicals Tell Mud Crabs

Psssst, mud crabs, time to hide because blue crabs are coming to eat you! That’s the warning the prey get from the predators’ urine...
hepatitis C

Emory Researchers and Colleagues Receive $1.2 Million Grant for Hepatitis C...

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.2 million grant over four years to a team of researchers to study the elimination of hepatitis...
Throat Remedies

Want to Beat Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs? Rethink Strep Throat Remedies

It’s time to develop alternatives to antibiotics for small infections, according to a new thought paper by scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and...
Metallic Nanocrystals

Project Will Provide Reaction Kinetics Data for Deterministic Synthesis of Metallic...

In the solution-based process, precursor chemicals adsorb to nanocrystal seeds before being reduced to atoms that fuel growth of the nanocrystals. The kinetics data...
Copper Elpasolite Mineral

Neutrons Track Quantum Entanglement in Copper Elpasolite Mineral

A research team including Georgia Institute of Technology professor Martin Mourigal used neutron scattering at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to study copper elpasolite, a...
brain data

WWII Code-Breaking Techniques Inspire Interpretation of Brain Data

By statistically analyzing clues intercepted through espionage, computer science pioneers in the 1940s were able to work out the rules of the Enigma code, turning...
Gecko Adhesion

Gecko Adhesion Technology Moves Closer To Industrial Uses

A gecko scampering up a wall or across a ceiling has long fascinated scientists and encouraged them to investigate how to harness lizard’s mysterious...
Piezoelectric Tiles

Piezoelectric Tiles Light the Way for Kennedy Space Center Visitors

New technology that could be used in self-powered smart cities of the future will soon be demonstrated at the NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Visitor...
ultrasonic sensorvideo

The Force is Strong: Amputee Controls Individual Prosthetic Fingers

Luke Skywalker’s bionic hand is a step closer to reality for amputees in this galaxy. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created...
cell membranes

Detect Membrane Changes with Neutrons

Drugs can alter the structure of cell membranes.This can affect the effectiveness of the drugs or cause unwanted side effects. So far, however, these...
Wearable Computing Ringvideo

Wearable Computing Ring Allows Users to Write Words and Numbers with...

With the whirl of a thumb, Georgia Tech researchers have created technology that allows people to trace letters and numbers on their fingers and...
Carpal tunnel syndrome

New Micro-Invasive Technique for Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A patient at the Emory Orthopaedics and Spine Center recently became the first in Georgia to receive treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome with the...
Organic semiconductors

Breakthrough Could Launch Organic Electronics Beyond Cellphone Screens

The research, published Nov. 13 in the journal Nature Materials, focuses on organic semiconductors, a class of materials prized for their applications in emerging...
organic electronics

Advancing the Path to Organic Electronics Beyond Cell Phone Screens

A discovery by an international team of researchers from Princeton University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Humboldt University in Berlin points the way...
wheat

Genome of Wheat Ancestor Sequenced

Sequencing the bread wheat genome has long been considered an almost insurmountable task, due to its enormous size and complexity. Yet it is vitally...