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Before Animals, Evolution Waited Eons to Inhale


Time to smash the beaker when thinking about oxygen concentrations in water, at the time when animal life first evolved. Oceans stacked O2 here and depleted it there, as this novel model demonstrates. It may well toss a wrench into the way we have...
20-Jul-2016 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Light-Trapping 3-D Solar Cells Undergo Space Testing


A novel three-dimensional solar cell design will soon get its first testing in space aboard the International Space Station. An experimental module containing 18 test cells was launched to the ISS on July 18, and will be installed on the exterior of...
18-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Engineered “Sand” May Help Cool Electronic Devices


Baratunde Cola would like to put sand into your computer. Not beach sand, but silicon dioxide nanoparticles coated with a high dielectric constant polymer to inexpensively provide improved cooling for increasingly power-hungry electronic devices.
12-Jul-2016 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Robot Helps Study How First Land Animals Moved 360 Million Years Ago

When early terrestrial animals began moving about on mud and sand 360 million years ago, the powerful tails they used as fish may have been more important than scientists previously realized. That’s one conclusion from a new study of African...
4-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Understanding Rogue Ocean Waves May Be Simple After All

An international team of scientists has developed a relatively simple mathematical explanation for the rogue ocean waves that can develop seemingly out of nowhere to sink ships and overwhelm oil platforms with walls of water as much as 25 meters...
16-Jun-2016 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Tiny Mirror Improves Microscope Resolution for Studying Cells

A tiny mirror could make a huge difference for scientists trying to understand what’s happening in the micron-scale structures of living cells.
14-Jun-2016 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Eastern U.S. Needs “Connectivity” to Help Species Escape Climate Change


For plants and animals fleeing rising temperatures, varying precipitation patterns and other effects of climate change, the eastern United States will need improved “climate connectivity” for these species to have a better shot at survival.
13-Jun-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

National Roadmap for Advanced Cell Manufacturing Shows Path to Cell-Based Therapeutics


An industry-driven consortium has developed a national roadmap designed to chart the path to large-scale manufacturing of cell-based therapeutics for use in a broad range of illnesses including cancer, neuro-degenerative diseases, blood and vision...
11-Jun-2016 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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


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


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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