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Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute Awarded NSF Grant to Educate Undergraduates

Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI) has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant aimed at training undergraduate students, particularly veterans, in the fundamental principals of advanced manufacturing science and technology...
4/22/2014 9:30 AM EDT

Counterfeit Contraceptives Found in South America


A survey of emergency contraceptive pills in Peru found that 28 percent of the batches studied were either of substandard quality or falsified. Many pills released the active ingredient too slowly. Others had the wrong active ingredient. One batch...
4/17/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Fish From Acidic Ocean Waters Less Able to Smell Predators


Fish living on coral reefs where carbon dioxide seeps from the ocean floor were less able to detect predator odor than fish from normal coral reefs, according to a new study.
4/10/2014 12:00 PM EDT

Researchers Determine How Mechanical Forces Affect T-Cell Recognition and Signaling


Researchers have developed a new understanding of the T-cell recognition process by describing how T-cell receptors use mechanical contact – the forces involved in their binding to antigens – to make decisions about whether or not the cells they...
4/7/2014 9:35 PM EDT

Seeing Double: New Study Explains Evolution of Duplicate Genes


From time to time, living cells will accidentally make an extra copy of a gene during the normal replication process. Throughout the history of life, evolution has molded some of these seemingly superfluous genes into a source of genetic novelty,...
4/7/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Personal Touch Signature Makes Mobile Devices More Secure


Georgia Tech researchers have developed a new security system that continuously monitors how a user taps and swipes a mobile device. If the movements don’t match the owner’s tendencies, the system recognizes the differences and can be programmed...
4/7/2014 11:00 AM EDT

Self-Assembled Silver Superlattices Create Molecular Machines with Hydrogen-Bond “Hinges” and Moving “Gears”


A combined computational and experimental study of self-assembled silver-based structures known as superlattices has revealed an unusual and unexpected behavior: arrays of gear-like molecular-scale machines that rotate in unison when pressure is...
4/4/2014 11:00 AM EDT

Tiny Wireless Sensing Device Alerts Users to Telltale Vapors Remotely


Researchers have developed a small electronic sensing device that can alert users wirelessly to the presence of chemical vapors in the atmosphere. The technology, which could be manufactured using familiar aerosol-jet printing techniques, is aimed...
4/3/2014 11:00 AM EDT

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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.
4/11/2011 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.
7/17/2009 10:20 AM EDT

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