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Gecko Adhesion Technology Moves Closer To Industrial Uses

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While human-made devices inspired by gecko feet have emerged in recent years, enabling their wearers to slowly scale a glass wall, the possible applications of gecko-adhesion technology go far beyond Spiderman-esque antics.
13-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Nanotexturing Creates Bacteria-Killing Spikes on Stainless Steel Surfaces

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By using an electrochemical etching process on a common stainless steel alloy, researchers have created a nanotextured surface that kills bacteria while not harming mammalian cells. If additional research supports early test results, the process...
12-Dec-2017 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Perking Up and Crimping the ‘Bristles’ of Polyelectrolyte Brushes

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A molecular-sized brush that looks like a shoe brush has properties with great potential for the materials industry and medicine, but polyelectrolyte brushes can be sensitive, and getting them to work right tricky. New research shows what can make...
12-Dec-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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 an ultrasonic sensor that allows amputees to control each of their prosthetic fingers...
11-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Cold Suns, Warm Exoplanets and Methane Blankets

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Three billion years ago, the sun shone weaker, but Earth stayed surprisingly warm. Carl Sagan thought a greenhouse effect must have been to thank. A model built on 359 chemical processes has finally arrived at scenarios with a reasonable chance of...
8-Dec-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

With the whirl of a thumb, Georgia Tech researchers have created technology that allows people to trace letters and numbers on their fingers and see the figures appear on a nearby computer screen. The system is triggered by a thumb ring outfitted...
29-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

When Physics Gives Evolution a Leg Up by Breaking One

With no biological program to drive it, nascent multicellular clusters adopt a lifecycle thanks to the physics of their stresses. The accidental reproduction drives them to evolve as multicellular life.
27-Nov-2017 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Imaging Technique Unlocks the Secrets of 17th Century Artists

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The secrets of 17th century artists can now be revealed, thanks to 21st century signal processing. Using modern high-speed scanners and the advanced signal processing techniques, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are peering through...
20-Nov-2017 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Brain-Like Computing Comes Closer in Big Artificial Intelligence Retina Project

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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

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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