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New Approach Could Reduce Human Health Impacts of Electric Power Generation

By combining information about power plant operation with real-time air quality predictions, researchers have created a new capability to minimize the human health effects of air pollution resulting from electric power generating facilities.
12-Aug-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Georgia Tech Finds 11 Security Flaws in Popular Internet Browsers Using New Analysis Method

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Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing developed a new cyber security analysis method that discovered 11 previously unknown Internet browser security flaws.
13-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Sol-Gel Capacitor Dielectric Offers Record-High Energy Storage

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Using a hybrid silica sol-gel material and self-assembled monolayers of a common fatty acid, researchers have developed a new capacitor dielectric material that provides an electrical energy storage capacity rivaling certain batteries, with both a...
29-Jul-2015 9:05 PM EDT

Why Alfred Hitchcock Grabs Your Attention

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The movies of Alfred Hitchcock have made palms sweat and pulses race for more than 65 years. Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have now learned how the Master of Suspense affects audiences’ brains. Their study measured brain activity...
27-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Smart Hydrogel Coating Creates “Stick-slip” Control of Capillary Action

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Coating the inside of glass microtubes with a polymer hydrogel material dramatically alters the way capillary forces draw water into the tiny structures, researchers have found. The discovery could provide a new way to control microfluidic systems,...
27-Jul-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Ultra-Thin Hollow Nanocages Could Reduce Platinum Use in Fuel Cell Electrodes

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A new fabrication technique that produces platinum hollow nanocages with ultra-thin walls could dramatically reduce the amount of the costly metal needed to provide catalytic activity in such applications as fuel cells.
21-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Finding the Origins of Life in a Drying Puddle

Anyone who’s ever noticed a water puddle drying in the sun has seen an environment that may have driven the type of chemical reactions that scientists believe were critical to the formation of life on the early Earth.
19-Jul-2015 7:05 PM EDT

Encryption Made Easier: Just Talk Like a Parent

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A Georgia Institute of Technology researcher has created an easier email encryption method – one that sounds familiar to parents who try to outsmart their 8-year-old child. The new technique gets rid of the complicated, mathematically generated...
2-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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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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