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A Light Touch May Help Animals and Robots Move on Sand and Snow


Having a light touch can make a hefty difference in how well animals and robots move across challenging granular surfaces such as snow, sand and leaf litter. Research shows how the design of appendages – whether legs or wheels – affects the...
10-Oct-2015 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Predictive Model Could Help Guide Choices for Breast Cancer Therapies


Biomedical engineers have demonstrated a proof-of-principle technique that could give women and their oncologists more personalized information to help them choose options for treating breast cancer.
4-Oct-2015 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Liquid Cooling Moves onto the Chip for Denser Electronics


Using microfluidic passages cut directly into the backsides of production field-programmable gate array (FPGA) devices, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are putting liquid cooling right where it’s needed the most – a few hundred...
4-Oct-2015 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Disappearing Carbon Circuits on Graphene Could Have Security, Biomedical Uses


Using carbon atoms deposited on graphene, researchers have demonstrated a technique for creating dynamic patterns on graphene surfaces. The patterns could be used to make reconfigurable electronic circuits, which evolve over a period of hours before...
29-Sep-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

First Optical Rectenna – Combined Rectifier and Antenna – Converts Light to DC Current

Using nanometer-scale components, researchers have demonstrated the first optical rectenna, a device that combines the functions of an antenna and a rectifier diode to convert light directly into DC current.
24-Sep-2015 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nano-Mechanical Study Offers New Assessment of Silicon for Next-Gen Batteries


A detailed nano-mechanical study of mechanical degradation processes in silicon structures containing varying levels of lithium ions offers good news for researchers attempting to develop reliable next-generation rechargeable batteries using...
24-Sep-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

4-D Technology Allows Self-Folding of Complex Objects

Using components made from smart shape-memory materials with slightly different responses to heat, researchers have demonstrated a four-dimensional printing technology that allowed creation of complex self-folding structures.
21-Sep-2015 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Paper Tubes Make Stiff Origami Structures


From shipping and construction to outer space, origami could put a folded twist on structural engineering. Researchers have developed a new “zippered tube” configuration that makes paper structures stiff enough to hold weight yet can fold flat...
4-Sep-2015 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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