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Running roaches, flapping moths create a new physics of organisms

(Georgia Institute of Technology) Sand-swimming lizards, slithering robotic snakes, dusk-flying moths and running roaches all have one thing in common: They're increasingly being studied by physicists interested in understanding the shared strategies these creatures have developed to overcome the challenges of moving though their environments.

Rogue wave analysis supports investigation of the El Faro sinking

(Georgia Institute of Technology) A new analysis done to support the investigation into the 2015 sinking of the El Faro cargo ship has calculated the likelihood of a massive rogue wave during Hurricane Joaquin in October of that year -- and demonstrated a new technique for evaluating the probability of rogue waves over space and time.

Parents of Georgia Tech student killed by police speak out

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The family of a Georgia Institute of Technology student shot and killed by police in Atlanta over the weekend is questioning why campus officers did not try to disarm the knife-wielding computer engineering major with nonlethal force. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

As 'flesh-eating' Leishmania come closer, a vaccine against them does, too

(Georgia Institute of Technology) Boils the size of sand dollars, facial damage reminiscent of acid wounds, death by maiming of the liver and spleen. Leishmania parasites inflict suffering around the world that is the stuff of parables. Show More Summary

Engineering Research Center will help expand use of therapies based on living cells

(Georgia Institute of Technology) The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded nearly $20 million to a consortium of universities to support a new engineering research center (ERC) that will work closely with industry and clinical...Show More Summary

New research may improve communications during natural disasters

(Georgia Institute of Technology) Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are proposing a new way of gathering and sharing information during natural disasters that does not rely on the Internet.

AI uses less than two minutes of videogame footage to recreate game engine

(Georgia Institute of Technology) Game studios and enthusiasts may soon have a new tool at their disposal to speed up game development and experiment with different styles of play. Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed...Show More Summary

Was the primordial soup a hearty pre-protein stew?

(Georgia Institute of Technology) How proteins evolved billions of years ago, when Earth was devoid of life, has stumped many a scientist. A little do-si-do between amino acids and their chemical lookalikes may have done the trick. Evolutionary chemists tried it and got results by the boatload.

You and some 'cavemen' get a genetic checkup

(Georgia Institute of Technology) Evolution has weeded out genetic variants associated with diseases for millennia and propagated variants that protect against ailments, a comparative genetics study shows. But in the last 500 to 1,000 years that trend appears to have changed. Show More Summary

Spray-on electric rainbows: Making safer electrochromic inks

(Georgia Institute of Technology) A flick of a switch, and electrochromic films change their colors. Now they can be applied more safely and more commonly thanks to an innovative chemical process that makes them water soluble. They can be sprayed and printed, instead of being confined behind safety implements to handle volatile solvents and their toxic fumes.

Print no evil: Three-layer technique helps secure additive manufacturing

(Georgia Institute of Technology) Researchers have developed a three-layer system to verify that components produced using additive manufacturing have not been compromised by malicious activity or quality issues.

Defeating cyberattacks on 3-D printers

(Rutgers University) With cyberattacks on 3-D printers likely to threaten health and safety, researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Georgia Institute of Technology have developed novel methods to combat them, according to a groundbreaking study.

Skewing the aim of targeted cancer therapies

(Georgia Institute of Technology) The aim of targeted gene-based cancer therapies could often be skewed from the start. A widespread concept about how cells produce proteins proved incorrect 62 percent of the time in a new study in ovarian cancer cells on the relationship between RNA and protein levels.

Ants build sinking Eiffel Towers when trying to escape

(Georgia Institute of Technology) Fire ants use their bodies to construct Eiffel Tower-looking structures when they run into a tall obstruction while looking for food or escaping to new areas. A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology suggests that they build these structures without a leader or coordinated effort. The towers constantly sink and have to be rebuilt.

3-D Printed Models Could Improve Patient Outcomes in Heart Valve Replacements

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and the Piedmont Heart Institute are using new 3-D printing technologies to create heart valve models that mimic the look and feel of the real valves. Their aim is to improve the success...Show More Summary

3-D printed models could improve patient outcomes in heart valve replacements

(Georgia Institute of Technology) Heart valve models created with advanced 3-D printers could soon assist cardiologists in preparing to perform life-saving heart valve replacements.

Researchers Develop Microneedle Patch for Flu Vaccination

A National Institutes of Health-funded study led by a team at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University has shown that an influenza vaccine can produce robust immune responses and be administered safely with an experimental patch of dissolving microneedles.

Microneedle patches for flu vaccination prove successful in first human clinical trial

(Emory Health Sciences) A phase I clinical trial conducted by Emory University in collaboration with researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has found that influenza vaccination using Band-Aid-like patches with dissolvable...Show More Summary

Researchers develop microneedle patch for flu vaccination

(NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering) A National Institutes of Health-funded study led by a team at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University has shown that an influenza vaccine can produce robust immune responses and be administered safely with an experimental patch of dissolving microneedles. Show More Summary

Topsy-turvy motion creates light switch effect at Uranus

More than 30 years after Voyager 2 sped past Uranus, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are using the spacecraft's data to learn more about the icy planet. Their new study suggests that Uranus' magnetosphere, the region defined...Show More Summary

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