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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

SAPH-ire Helps Scientists Prioritize Protein Modification Research

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Researchers have developed a new informatics technology that analyzes existing data repositories of protein modifications and 3D protein structures to help scientists identify and target research on “hotspots” most likely to be important for...
28-Jun-2015 6:05 PM EDT

Georgia Tech Receives Nearly $2 Million for Naval Research to Bolster Cyber Defense

Georgia Tech receives $2 million in grants for naval research to improve national security and also the functional safety and resiliency of automotive or industrial control systems, which are increasingly connected to the wider world through...
24-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Can Heat Be Controlled as Waves?

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A progress article published June 23 in the journal Nature Materials describes recent developments and predicts future advances in phonon wave interference and thermal bandgap materials -- approaches to controlling heat transfer.
23-Jun-2015 10:05 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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