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Laughing Gas May Have Helped Warm Early Earth and Given Breath to Life

Laughing gas and the mystery of Carl Sagan's Faint Young Sun Paradox: When the sun shone dimmer an eon ago, Earth remained warm in spite of it likely thanks to a mix of greenhouse gases. Biogeochemists have now shown how N20, known today for its use...
20-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

More Workers Working Might Not Get More Work Done, Ants (and Robots) Show

For ants and robots operating in confined spaces like tunnels, having more workers does not necessarily mean getting more work done. Just as too many cooks in a kitchen get in each other’s way, having too many robots in tunnels creates clogs that...
15-Aug-2018 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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This Matrix Delivers Healing Stem Cells to Injured Elderly Muscles

Muscles of the elderly and of patients with Duchene muscular dystrophy have trouble regenerating. A new nanohydrogel with muscle stem cells has boosted muscle growth in mouse models while protecting the stem cells from immune reactions that usually...
15-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Help Close Security Hole in Popular Encryption Software

Cybersecurity researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have helped close a security vulnerability that could have allowed hackers to steal encryption keys from a popular security package by briefly listening in on unintended “side...
9-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

World’s Fastest Creature May Also be One of the Smallest

Ask most people to identify the fastest animal on Earth and they’ll suggest a cheetah, falcon or even a sailfish. To that list of speedy animals, Georgia Institute of Technology assistant professor Saad Bhamla would like to add the Spirostomum...
7-Aug-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Integrated Sensor Could Monitor Brain Aneurysm Treatment

A multi-university research team has demonstrated proof-of-concept for a highly flexible and stretchable sensor that could be used to monitor repair of brain aneurysms treated with new flow diverters.
1-Aug-2018 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Previously Overlooked “Coral Ticks” Weaken Degraded Reefs

A previously overlooked predator— a thumbnail-sized snail—could be increasing the pressure on coral reefs already weakened by the effects of overfishing, rising ocean temperatures, pollution and other threats.
26-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Material Formed from Crab Shells and Trees Could Replace Flexible Plastic Packaging

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have created a material derived from crab shells and tree fibers that has the potential to replace the flexible plastic packaging used to keep food fresh.
19-Jul-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Brain-Like Computing Comes Closer in Big Artificial Intelligence Retina Project

The human brain's computational might in a machine, the dream of computer engineers, comes a step closer thanks to new nanomaterials. Georgia Tech researchers are creating next-gen neuron-mimmicking "memristors" to underly processing "neuristors."
28-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT

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How Firms Big and Small Can Benefit From Strategic Alliances

An alliance between two companies isn’t automatically a “win-win,” but managers can take steps to ensure the best outcomes from strategic partnerships.
21-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST

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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

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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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