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How Mechanical Force Triggers Blood Clotting at the Molecular Scale

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Using a unique single-molecule force measurement tool, a research team has developed a clearer understanding of how platelets sense the mechanical forces they encounter during bleeding to initiate the cascading process that leads to blood clotting.
15-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Schizophrenia Simulator: When Chemistry Upends Sanity’s Balance

Schizophrenia goes hand in hand with brain chemicals out of kilter, and treatment options for a major symptom aren't great. Biomedical engineers data-mined the collective scientific knowledge about working memory disturbance to build a brain...
3-Aug-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Global Warming, a Dead Zone and Surprising Bacteria

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Climate change has focused attention on burgeoning oxygen minimum zones. Newly discovered SAR11 bacteria deplete nitrogen, an essential life nutrient, with implications for greenhouse gas and nutrient cycles.
1-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Monitoring Side-Channel Signals Could Detect Malicious Software on IoT Devices

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A $9.4 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) could lead to development of a new technique for wirelessly monitoring Internet of Things (IoT) devices for malicious software – without affecting the operation of the...
31-Jul-2016 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sex and Death Insights From a Mutant Roundworm

Suddenly, a roundworm overhauls an array of survival strategies all at once, and researchers suspect multiple mutations caused them. But they're surprised when they trace the sweeping changes back to one tiny mutation on a single gene. It's a great...
28-Jul-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Molten Storage and Thermophotovoltaics Offer New Solar Power Pathway

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A new wrinkle on an old technology – solid-state thermophotovoltaics (TPV) – could provide a high-efficiency alternative for directly converting high-temperature heat from concentrated solar thermal to utility-scale electricity.
26-Jul-2016 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Before Animals, Evolution Waited Eons to Inhale

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Time to smash the beaker when thinking about oxygen concentrations in water, at the time when animal life first evolved. Oceans stacked O2 here and depleted it there, as this novel model demonstrates. It may well toss a wrench into the way we have...
20-Jul-2016 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Light-Trapping 3-D Solar Cells Undergo Space Testing

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A novel three-dimensional solar cell design will soon get its first testing in space aboard the International Space Station. An experimental module containing 18 test cells was launched to the ISS on July 18, and will be installed on the exterior of...
18-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT 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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