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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 Real-Time Captcha, the technique uses a unique “challenge” that’s easy for humans — but...
15-Feb-2018 9:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Data Detectives Shift Suspicions in Alzheimer's from Usual Suspect to Inside Villain

The pursuit of the usual suspect in Alzheimer's research may be distracting from a more direct culprit in the disease, according to a study that analyzed data from 51 published experiments. P-tau looked a good bit more culpable than amyloid-beta...
19-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Why Bees Soared and Slime Flopped as Inspirations for Systems Engineering

Honeybee behavior inspired a web hosting algorithm that saved significant costs. Nature can serve as a wonderful model for engineering, but it can also flop. Take slime mold: As a model for connectivity, it falls flat in comparison with classical...
16-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Hatchet Enzyme, Enabler of Sickness and of Health, Exposed by Neutron Beams

A pioneering glimpse at an enzyme inside elusive cell membranes elucidates a player in cell health but also in hepatitis C and in Alzheimer's. With neutron beams, researchers open a portal into the hidden world of intramembrane proteins, which a...
1-Feb-2018 3:35 PM EST Add to Favorites


Neurons Get the Beat and Keep It Going in Drumrolls

Some of what researchers believed to be chaotic electrical potentials in neurons are turning out the be surprisingly orderly and rhythmic.
1-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Self-Assembled “Hairy” Nanoparticles Could Give a Double Punch to Cancer

“Hairy” nanoparticles made with light-sensitive materials that assemble themselves could one day become “nano-carriers” providing doctors a new way to simultaneously introduce both therapeutic drugs and cancer-fighting heat into tumors....
31-Jan-2018 9:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Disclosing Weaknesses Can Undermine Some Workplace Relationships

Sharing personal information with friends and family has long been held by researchers as a way to build rapport and healthy relationships. But between coworkers, that’s not always true.
30-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


One Giant Step Behind for Mankind

Researchers analyzed the archived mission reports from the Apollo moonwalks to see how well moonwalkers were able to stick to their expected timelines. On nearly every extravehicular activity, activities took longer than predicted to complete.
18-Jan-2018 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The human brain's computational might in a machine, the dream of computer engineers, comes a step closer thanks to new nanomaterials. Georgia Tech researchers are creating next-gen neuron-mimmicking "memristors" to underly processing "neuristors."
28-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT


An alliance between two companies isn’t automatically a “win-win,” but managers can take steps to ensure the best outcomes from strategic partnerships.
21-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST


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


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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