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Making the Oxygen We Breathe, a Photosynthesis Mechanism Exposed

Oxygen photosynthesis has to be the greatest giver of life on Earth, and researchers have cracked yet another part of its complex and efficient chemistry. The more we know about it, the better we may be able to tweak photosynthesis, if it comes...
11-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Aircraft Microbiome Much Like That of Homes and Offices, Study Finds

What does flying in a commercial airliner have in common with working at the office or relaxing at home? According to a new study, the answer is the microbiome – the community of bacteria found in homes, offices and aircraft cabins.
6-Jun-2018 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Biomaterial Particles Educate Immune System to Accept Transplanted Islets

By instructing key immune system cells to accept transplanted insulin-producing islets, researchers have opened a potentially new pathway for treating type 1 diabetes. If the approach is ultimately successful in humans, it could allow type 1...
4-Jun-2018 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

I Saw That. Brain Mechanisms Create Confidence About Things Seen

At the threshold of what we call consciousness is a brain function that makes you feel confidently aware that you are actually seeing what you see. Psychologists at Georgia Tech have observed mechanisms involved in making it work.
4-Jun-2018 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Spooky Quantum Particle Pairs Fly Like Weird Curveballs

Those particles that can be in two places at the same time and are not just particles but also waves appear to move in even weirder ways than previously thought. Theoretical physicists at Georgia Tech applied extreme computing power for a week to...
4-Jun-2018 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


New Frontiers Beckon Math and Biology in Multimillion Dollar NSF-Simons Project

As in relativity and quantum mechanics, the combined forces of math and physics have shifted many scientific paradigms and shattered human perceptions of reality over the centuries. Now, a $30 million is conjoining theoretical mathematics and...
29-May-2018 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites


In Child-Crippling Mucolipidosis IV, Drug Shows Hope in Lab Cultures

Medicine offers no treatment for children crippled by mucolipidosis IV, which hits them in the first year of life and gradually becomes fatal. But researchers battling it with limited means at their disposal have captured a glimmer of hope in lab...
29-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Shining a Light on Toxic Chemicals Curbs Industrial Use

A team of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology wondered whether federal regulators can persuade companies to abandon toxic chemicals by simply highlighting that information.
23-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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

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

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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