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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

Engineered “Sand” May Help Cool Electronic Devices

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Baratunde Cola would like to put sand into your computer. Not beach sand, but silicon dioxide nanoparticles coated with a high dielectric constant polymer to inexpensively provide improved cooling for increasingly power-hungry electronic devices.
12-Jul-2016 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Robot Helps Study How First Land Animals Moved 360 Million Years Ago

When early terrestrial animals began moving about on mud and sand 360 million years ago, the powerful tails they used as fish may have been more important than scientists previously realized. That’s one conclusion from a new study of African...
4-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Understanding Rogue Ocean Waves May Be Simple After All

An international team of scientists has developed a relatively simple mathematical explanation for the rogue ocean waves that can develop seemingly out of nowhere to sink ships and overwhelm oil platforms with walls of water as much as 25 meters...
16-Jun-2016 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Tiny Mirror Improves Microscope Resolution for Studying Cells

A tiny mirror could make a huge difference for scientists trying to understand what’s happening in the micron-scale structures of living cells.
14-Jun-2016 7:05 PM 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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