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Robotic Cleaning Technique Could Automate Neuroscience Research


For scientists listening in on the faint whispers of brain neurons, a first-ever robotic technique for cleaning the tiny devices that record the signals could facilitate a new level of automation in neuroscience research. That could accelerate the...
25-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds “Lurking Malice” in Cloud Hosting Services


A study of 20 major cloud hosting services has found that as many as 10 percent of the repositories hosted by them had been compromised – with several hundred of the “buckets” actively providing malware. Such bad content could be challenging...
18-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Achieving Ultra-Low Friction Without Oil Additives


Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new process for treating metal surfaces that has the potential to improve efficiency in piston engines and a range of other equipment.
11-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Was the Secret Spice in Primal Gene Soup a Thickener?


A little goo will do to get RNA and DNA to progress toward self-replication. Could some abundant ingredient have helped the precursors of genes become life molecules? Another indicator that little drama may have been necessary in chemical evolution.
5-Oct-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Unique Bacterial Chemist in the War on Potatoes

An eccentric enzyme known so far only to exist in a single type of bacterium breaks down a toxin related to TNT and pesticides with counterintuitive moves.
29-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Big Data NSF Grant to Address Environmental Challenges


Soon scientists and the public will have the chance to easily test hypotheses about America’s ecological challenges with the help of an ensemble of technologies, including artificial intelligence.
28-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Wireless, Freely Behaving Rodent Cage Helps Scientists Collect More Reliable Data


The EnerCage (Energized Cage) system is created for scientific experiments on awake, freely behaving small animals. It wirelessly powers electronic devices and sensors traditionally used during rodent research experiments, but without the use of...
28-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Optimization Technique Identifies Cost-Effective Biodiversity Corridors


A new optimization technique could help conservation biologists choose the most cost-effective ways of connecting isolated populations of rare, threatened and endangered species living in protected areas.
27-Sep-2016 3:05 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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