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Snakes and Snake-like Robots Show How Sidewinders Conquer Sandy Slopes

The amazing ability of sidewinder snakes to quickly climb sandy slopes was once something biologists only vaguely understood and roboticists only dreamed of replicating. By studying the snakes in a unique bed of inclined sand and using a snake-like...
7-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Discovery of a New Way to Make Foams Could Lead to Lightweight, Sustainable Materials

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Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new type of foam – called capillary foam – that solves many of the problems faced by traditional foams. The foam could be used to make lightweight, sustainable materials.
6-Oct-2014 10:20 AM EDT

Researchers Create Software for Google Glass That Provides Captions for Hard-of-Hearing Users

A team of Georgia Institute of Technology researchers has created speech-to-text software for Google Glass that helps hard-of-hearing users with everyday conversations. A hard-of-hearing person wears Glass while a second person speaks directly into...
2-Oct-2014 2:30 PM EDT

Lift Weights, Improve Your Memory

Here’s another reason why it’s a good idea to hit the gym: it can improve memory. A new Georgia Institute of Technology study shows that an intense workout of as little as 20 minutes can enhance episodic memory, also known as long-term memory...
1-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

New RFID Technology Helps Robots Find Household Objects

A research team has developed a new search algorithm that improves a robot’s ability to find and navigate to tagged objects. The team has implemented their system in a PR2 robot, allowing it to travel through a home and correctly locate different...
22-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Crowdsourcing Could Lead to Better Water in Rural India

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A three-continent research consortium is evaluating a novel environmental crowdsourcing technique for assessing water quality in India. The technique relies on 53-cent test kits and the nation’s ubiquitous mobile phone service.
17-Sep-2014 7:15 PM EDT

One-Minute Point-of-Care Anemia Test Shows Promise in New Study

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A simple point-of-care testing device for anemia could provide more rapid diagnosis of the common blood disorder and allow inexpensive at-home self-monitoring of persons with chronic forms of the disease.
11-Sep-2014 2:45 PM EDT

Sharks in Acidic Waters Avoid Smell of Food

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The increasing acidification of ocean waters caused by rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels could rob sharks of their ability to sense the smell of food, a new study suggests.
9-Sep-2014 9:00 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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