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Wildfires Pollute Much More Than Previously Thought

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Wildfires are major polluters. Their plumes are three times as dense with aerosol-forming fine particles as previously believed. For the first time, researchers have flown an orchestra of modern instruments through brutishly turbulent wildfire...
13-Jun-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Robot Uses Deep Learning and Big Data to Write and Play Its Own Music

A marimba-playing robot with four arms and eight sticks is writing and playing its own compositions in a lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The pieces are generated using artificial intelligence and deep learning.
14-Jun-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mind Over Muscles: How the Brain Hinders Individual Muscle Control

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A new study explores common drive, the ability for your body to overcome the mind's willingness to collectively control muscles, rather than controlling them individually.
14-Jun-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Create 3-D Printed Tensegrity Objects Capable of Dramatic Shape Change

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A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a way to use 3-D printers to create objects capable of expanding dramatically that could someday be used in applications ranging from space missions to biomedical devices.
14-Jun-2017 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

'DNA Is a Bully' That Hustles Transcribers to Targets

"DNA is a bully." That's how researcher Jeffrey Skolnick sums up the dominant power of DNA motion among the forces acting upon transcription factors as they move through DNA's winding thickets to their target sites. He and Edmond Chow have...
12-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Transplant Technology Could Benefit Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

Combining a new hydrogel material with a protein that boosts blood vessel growth could improve the success rate for transplanting insulin-producing islet cells into persons with type 1 diabetes.
3-Jun-2017 10:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Better Mental Health: Public or Private College Students?

Using information gleaned from social media, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a mental health index for the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities. Their study looked at five years of data on Reddit,...
1-Jun-2017 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Combination of Features Produces New Android Vulnerability

A new vulnerability affecting Android mobile devices results not from a traditional bug, but from the malicious combination of two legitimate permissions that power desirable and commonly-used features in popular apps. The combination could result...
22-May-2017 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Firms Big and Small Can Benefit From Strategic Alliances

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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

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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