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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

Uniform “Hairy” Nanorods Have Potential Energy, Biomedical Applications


Materials scientists have developed a new strategy for crafting one-dimensional nanorods from a wide range of precursor materials. Based on a cellulose backbone, the system relies on the growth of block copolymer “arms” that help create a...
14-Sep-2016 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Yes, Computing Genetic Ancestors Is Super Accurate


For decades, geneticists have used programs to compute back through tens of millions of years of mutations to ancestral genes. Are the algorithms really working? A novel lab physical benchmark says: Yes, and how!
12-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Fabric Uses Sun and Wind to Power Devices


Fabrics that can generate electricity from physical movement have been in the works for a few years. Now researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have taken the next step, developing a fabric that can simultaneously harvest energy from both...
13-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

AVIA Provides Systematic Test and Evaluation for Autonomy Systems


Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have created an assessment tool for systematically stimulating and testing the logic of fully autonomous systems while they are under development – before they reach the operational test...
7-Sep-2016 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Mechanical Force Triggers Blood Clotting at the Molecular Scale


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


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

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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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