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Real-Time Captcha Technique Improves Biometric Authentication


A new login authentication approach could improve the security of current biometric techniques that rely on video or images of users’ faces. Known as Real-Time Captcha, the technique uses a unique “challenge” that’s easy for humans — but...
15-Feb-2018 9:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Data Detectives Shift Suspicions in Alzheimer's from Usual Suspect to Inside Villain


The pursuit of the usual suspect in Alzheimer's research may be distracting from a more direct culprit in the disease, according to a study that analyzed data from 51 published experiments. P-tau looked a good bit more culpable than amyloid-beta...
19-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Why Bees Soared and Slime Flopped as Inspirations for Systems Engineering

Honeybee behavior inspired a web hosting algorithm that saved significant costs. Nature can serve as a wonderful model for engineering, but it can also flop. Take slime mold: As a model for connectivity, it falls flat in comparison with classical...
16-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Hatchet Enzyme, Enabler of Sickness and of Health, Exposed by Neutron Beams


A pioneering glimpse at an enzyme inside elusive cell membranes elucidates a player in cell health but also in hepatitis C and in Alzheimer's. With neutron beams, researchers open a portal into the hidden world of intramembrane proteins, which a...
1-Feb-2018 3:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Neurons Get the Beat and Keep It Going in Drumrolls


Some of what researchers believed to be chaotic electrical potentials in neurons are turning out the be surprisingly orderly and rhythmic.
1-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Self-Assembled “Hairy” Nanoparticles Could Give a Double Punch to Cancer


“Hairy” nanoparticles made with light-sensitive materials that assemble themselves could one day become “nano-carriers” providing doctors a new way to simultaneously introduce both therapeutic drugs and cancer-fighting heat into tumors....
31-Jan-2018 9:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Disclosing Weaknesses Can Undermine Some Workplace Relationships


Sharing personal information with friends and family has long been held by researchers as a way to build rapport and healthy relationships. But between coworkers, that’s not always true.
30-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

One Giant Step Behind for Mankind


Researchers analyzed the archived mission reports from the Apollo moonwalks to see how well moonwalkers were able to stick to their expected timelines. On nearly every extravehicular activity, activities took longer than predicted to complete.
18-Jan-2018 3:00 PM EST 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

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

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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