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You’ll Never Dance Alone with This Artificial Intelligence Project

Project allows people to get move with a computer-controlled dancer, which “watches” the person and improvises its own moves based on prior experiences. When the human responds, the computerized figure reacts again, creating an impromptu dance...
28-Apr-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers List “Seven Chemical Separations to Change the World”

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Researchers are suggesting seven energy-intensive separation processes they believe should be the top targets for research into low-energy purification technologies. Beyond cutting energy use, improved techniques for separating chemicals from...
27-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

It Takes More Than Peer Pressure to Make Large Microgels Fit In

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Researchers believe they've solved the mystery of how oversized microgels shrink to fit colloidal crystals, and what they've learned could also have implications for biological systems made up of soft organic particles not unlike the polymer...
26-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Missing Links Brewed in Primordial Puddles?

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How easily did life arise on Earth, how likely is it on other planets? A new experiment strongly supports the idea that very early life coding molecules, ancestors of RNA and DNA, arose in primordial puddles with relative ease and speed, and not...
25-Apr-2016 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cellphone Principles Help Microfluidic Chip Digitize Information on Living Cells

Phone calls and text messages reach you wherever you are because your phone has a unique identifying number that sets you apart from everybody else on the network. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are using a similar principle to...
20-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Contrarian Dance of DNA

A piece of DNA’s movements are often counterintuitive to those of objects in our everyday grasp.  A rod of rubber, for example: Bend it until its ends meet, and you can count on the elastic tension to snap it back straight when you let go. When...
20-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Technique Could Improve Detection of Concealed Nuclear Materials

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Researchers have demonstrated proof of concept for a novel low-energy nuclear reaction imaging technique designed to detect the presence of “special nuclear materials” – weapons-grade uranium and plutonium – in cargo containers arriving at...
14-Apr-2016 8:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

El Niño’s Warm Water Devastates Coral Reefs in Pacific Ocean

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Researchers visited Christmas Island, the world's largest coral atoll, to measure the effects of El Nino. Eighty percent of the coral is dead.
14-Apr-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Ryan Budget Plan Is Right for America, Says Georgia Tech Economist

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Christine Ries, professor of economics at Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, offers her views on why Representative Paul Ryan’s budget plan is moving the debate in the right direction.
11-Apr-2011 9:05 AM EDT

Expert in Jakarta and Singapore to Discuss Bombings

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Justin Hastings, assistant professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech is in Jakarta and available to discuss Friday's bomb attacks. Hasting's expertise is in terrorism, rogue states, nuclear armament and Southeast Asia.
17-Jul-2009 10:20 AM EDT

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