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New Research in Origami Metamaterials Promises Wide Implications

New research by the Georgia Institute of Technology and Northwestern Engineering expands the understanding of origami structures, opening possibilities for mechanical metamaterials to be used in soft robotics and medical devices.
27-Jul-2020 5:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Membrane Technology Could Cut Emissions and Energy Use in Oil Refining

New membrane technology developed by a team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Imperial College London, and ExxonMobil could help reduce carbon emissions and energy intensity associated with refining crude oil. Laboratory...
15-Jul-2020 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ozone Disinfection Could Allow Safe Reuse of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

A new study shows that ozone gas, a highly reactive chemical composed of three oxygen atoms, could provide a safe means for disinfecting certain types of personal protective equipment that are in high demand for shielding health care personnel from...
8-Jul-2020 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

‘SlothBot in the Garden’ Demonstrates Hyper-Efficient Conservation Robot

For the next several months, visitors to the Atlanta Botanical Garden will be able to observe the testing of a new high-tech tool in the battle to save some of the world’s most endangered species. SlothBot, a slow-moving and energy-efficient robot...
17-Jun-2020 7:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Redesigning Hand Sanitizer and Donating 7,000 Gallons to Fight Covid-19

Notice how hand sanitizer has made a comeback? It was running out, but this charitable initiative helped revive it by tapping into ethyl alcohol and FDA approval.
15-Jun-2020 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

This Supernova in a Lab Mimics the Cosmic Blast’s Splendid Aftermath

(Study publishes 6/17/20. No embargo.) Mystery enshrouds the birth of swirls typical for supernova remnants like the Crab Nebula. A new "supernova machine" may help solve it.
15-Jun-2020 1:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Spontaneous Formation of Nanoscale Hollow Structures Could Boost Battery Storage

An unexpected property of nanometer-scale antimony crystals — the spontaneous formation of hollow structures — could help give the next generation of lithium ion batteries higher energy density without reducing battery lifetime. The reversibly...
9-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Chemotherapy and Cancer Gang up to Cause a Neurological Side Effect, Study Says

Chemotherapy has been the lone suspect in a neurological ailment, but cancer also appears to be to blame. The havoc they wreak together is much more than additive.
8-Jun-2020 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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COVID-19 big picture: For many years, Pinar Keskinocak has studied how society and the nation handle pandemics.

23-Mar-2020 10:25 AM EDT

Planes, Trains, Automobiles: Experts to Round Out Your Holiday Travel Stories

18-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST

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U.S. Carbon and Pollution Emissions Policies are ‘Up in the Air’

Tangles in courts and in Congress threaten emissions-related energy regulations and incentives. If these are lost, carbon emissions are projected to climb, and the fight against health-damaging ozone may lose traction, allowing it to resurge, too....
24-Oct-2019 4:30 PM EDT

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Getting New Medical Treatments to Patients Can be Harder Than Landing on Mars

It takes about 10 years and $100 million to get a new medical device to market - $1 billion for a new drug. Most new solutions fail. The biggest foils are not the science or pre-clinical trials but the lack of finances, market miscalculation, bad...
18-Sep-2019 11:40 AM EDT

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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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