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Physics: It's What's Happening Inside Your Body Right Now

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Using a model blood vessel system built on a polymer microchip, researchers have shown that the relative softness of white blood cells determines whether they remain in a dormant state along vessel walls or enter blood circulation to fight...
5-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

For This Nanocatalyst Reaction, One Atom Makes a Big Difference

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Combining experimental investigations and theoretical simulations, researchers have explained why platinum nanoclusters of a specific size range facilitate the hydrogenation reaction used to produce ethane from ethylene. The research offers new...
25-Jan-2016 3:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Reconfigurable Origami Tubes Could Find Antenna, Microfluidic Uses

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Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, may soon provide a foundation for antennas that can reconfigure themselves to operate at different frequencies, microfluidic devices whose properties can change in operation – and even heating and...
27-Jan-2016 9:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Shows Large Variability in Abundance of Viruses that Infect Ocean Microorganisms

Marine microorganisms play a critical role in capturing atmospheric carbon, but a new study finds much less certainty than previously believed about the populations of the viruses that infect these important organisms.
21-Jan-2016 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Research Center Will Develop Consistent Manufacturing Processes for Cell-Based Therapies

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A $15.7 million grant from the Atlanta-based Marcus Foundation has helped launch a new Georgia Institute of Technology research center that will develop processes and techniques for ensuring the consistent, low-cost, large-scale manufacture of...
19-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Demonstrate Basics of Nucleic Acid Computing Inside Cells

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Using strands of nucleic acid, scientists have demonstrated basic computing operations inside a living mammalian cell. The research could lead to an artificial sensing system that could control a cell’s behavior in response to such stimuli as the...
18-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

“Bursting” Cells Gain the Brain’s Attention for Life-or-Death Decisions

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Using optogenetics and other technology, researchers have for the first time precisely manipulated the bursting activity of cells in the brain's thalamus, tying the alerting behavior to the sense of touch.
13-Jan-2016 9:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Lab to Give Nation’s Researchers Remote Access to Robots

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The Georgia Institute of Technology is building a new lab that will allow roboticists from around the country to conduct experiments remotely. Researchers from other universities, as well as middle and high school students, will schedule...
14-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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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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