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A honeybee cleans its eye with his hairy legs

Slow-Mo Video of Honeybees Reveals Hairy Secret to Their Cleanliness

With honeybee colony health wavering and researchers trying to find technological ways of pollinating plants in the future, a new Georgia Tech study looks at how the insects do their job and manage to stay clean.

According to the study, a honeybee can carry up to 30 percent of its body weight in pollen because of the strategic spacing of its nearly three million hairs. The hairs cover the insect’s eyes and entire body in various densities that allow efficient cleaning and transport. 

Spotlight

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Alumnus Shane Kimbrough Takes Final Spacewalk

Alumnus Shane Kimbrough will spend the day outside the International Space Station.

Men's Basketball Plays for NIT Title

Georgia Tech will play TCU for the NIT men's basketball title on Thursday.

Georgia Tech Hosts ACC InVenture Prize

Annual competition between colleges in the Atlantic Coast Conference focuses on student entrepreneurship.

Make Your Voice Heard: Graduate SGA Elections Underway

Graduate Student Government Association elections are now underway. Students can cast their votes at elections.gatech.edu.

Georgia Tech Hosts ACC InVenture Prize

Annual competition between colleges in the Atlantic Coast Conference focuses on student entrepreneurship.

Make Your Voice Heard: Graduate SGA Elections Underway

Graduate Student Government Association elections are now underway. Students can cast their votes at elections.gatech.edu.

Ease Back Into Classes with I <3 GT Week

SGA’s annual I <3 GT Week runs March 27–31, with free student events taking place all week.

Debate Team Takes Top Prize

Georgia Tech’s debate team emerged the overall winner (with the most cumulative points) at the Georgia Collegiate Varsity Debate Championship held...

Registrar Returns to Tech Tower

Beginning Monday, March 20, the Registrar’s office in the Savant Building will be closed as movers pack and move boxes and equipment.

Nearly Three Hundred Faculty Participate in Implicit Bias Workshops to Date

Nearly 300 faculty members, or nearly one-third of all tenured and tenure-track faculty at Tech, have attended an Implicit Bias Workshop. Among those...

How Do You Perform CPR? This Device Will Teach You

CPR+ is one six student inventions competing for Georgia Tech's InVenture Prize

The Path to Georgia Tech from the InVenture Challenge

After competing in Georgia Tech's K-12 InVenture Challenge some students decide to attend Tech.

Registration Now Open for the HealthTrails Challenge

Registration is open to participate in a health and well-being tracking competition sponsored by the University System of Georgia (USG).

The Week Ahead: March 13-17

If you’re already experiencing spring fever, get through the last week of classes before break by attending one of these re-energizing events.

An Improved Tool to Keep Patients, Doctors Safe

The CauteryGuard is one of the six finalists competing for the 2017 InVenture Prize

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GTPD Stresses Bicycle Safety, Security

GTPD emphasizes securing bicycles and operating them safely on campus.

U.S. News Ranks Georgia Tech’s Engineering Graduate Programs No. 7 Overall

Georgia Tech graduate programs in engineering, business rated highly again by U.S. News and World Report in 2018 rankings.

Make Your Voice Heard: Undergraduate SGA Elections Underway

Undergraduate Student Government Association elections are now underway. Undergraduate students can cast their votes at elections.gatech.edu.

Volunteers Wanted to Teach GT 1000 This Fall

Georgia Tech’s First-Year Seminar is taught entirely by faculty and staff volunteers, with upperclassmen students serving as team leaders (TLs).

The Week Ahead: March 6-12

This week, check out a series of conferences, competitions, and consultations. 

Stansbury Happy to Be Home at Tech

Director of Athletics Todd Stansbury always hoped to make it back to Tech but didn’t expect it to take so long.

Deadlines Approaching for Earth Day Award Nominations, Donation Drives

Earth Day at Georgia Tech will celebrate its 20th year in April, and part of the tradition is honoring those on campus doing outstanding...

Getting Ready for Atlanta United

Much like football games in the fall, the match will bring a lot of people unfamiliar with campus to Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech Wins Real Estate Visionary Award

Honor from the Atlanta Business Chronicle recognizes the development and continued success of Technology Square.

Hair Spacing Keeps Honeybees Clean During Pollination

A honeybee can carry up to 30 percent of its body weight in pollen because of the strategic spacing of its nearly three million hairs.

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The Electric Sands of Titan

Particles that cover the surface of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, are “electrically charged.”

NASA Chooses Georgia Tech For New Solar System Research Project

A Georgia Tech-led research project is one of four chosen by NASA to broaden knowledge of the Solar System.

From the Butterfly's Wing to the Tornado: Predicting Turbulence

Remember the adage about a flapping butterfly's wing triggering a tornado? Physicists are getting better at predicting the wiles of turbulence.

Bringing Augmented Reality to Warehouses

PickAR uses augmented reality so warehouses can process orders more efficiently.

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Radiation from Nearby Galaxies Helped Fuel First Monster Black Holes, Says Study

Study suggests how first massive black holes grew so quickly after the birth of the universe.

Understanding What’s Happening Inside Liquid Droplets

Georgia Tech researchers are studying how unstable toroidal droplets evolve.

Chiral Metamaterial Produces Record Optical Shift Under Incremental Power Modulation

Researchers have demonstrated an optical metamaterial whose chiroptical properties in the nonlinear regime produce a significant spectral shift.

Once Overlooked, Uninitialized-Use ‘Bugs’ May Provide Portal for Hacker Attacks

New Georgia Tech research has determined that simple memory errors in Linux can be reliably exploited by hackers.

How Protein Misfolding May Kickstart Chemical Evolution

Abnormal folding of proteins may help explain the emergence of life.

Triboelectric Nanogenerators Boost Mass Spectrometry Performance

Researchers have harnessed triboelectric nanogenerators to improve the sensitivity of mass spectrometers.

Jim Green comes to Georgia Tech
The Search for Life in the Solar System

Scientists are getting ready to take giant leaps in their search for life in our solar system.

Fast Company Names Georgia Tech to List of Most Innovative Companies in Education

Fast Company magazine named the Georgia Institute of Technology to its annual “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list in the education sector.

Simulated Ransomware Attack Shows Vulnerability of Industrial Controls

Cybersecurity researchers have developed a new form of ransomware that was able to take over control of a simulated water treatment plant.

Alexis Noel
How A Frog Made a Dream Come True

Alexis Noel, who figured out why a frog's tongue is sticky, reflects on a busy week with media.

Cholera Bacteria Stab and Poison Enemies so Predictably

The actions of bacteria locked in battle are nearly as calculable as a chemical reaction.

Looking for Entangled Atoms in a Bose-Einstein Condensate

Using a Bose-Einstein condensate composed of sodium atoms, Georgia Tech researchers have observed a sharp magnetically-induced quantum phase...

Reversible Saliva Allows Frogs to Hang on to Next Meal

A frog's saliva changes three times in milliseconds as it snares food with its tongue.

Finding Credibility Clues on Twitter

Words of millions of people on social media have considerable information about an event’s credibility

New Techniques Allow Greater Control of Smartwatches

College of Computing researchers control smartwatches with breaths and taps.

Georgia Tech Hosts ACC InVenture Prize

Annual competition between colleges in the Atlantic Coast Conference focuses on student entrepreneurship.

Thailand's ambassador to U.S. visits Georgia Tech

Visit focused on learning best practices for startup support at the Institute's Advanced Technology Development Center

Honeywell Joins Georgia Tech Internet-of-Things Research Center

Honeywell becomes the 19th company to join Georgia Tech's Internet-of-Things research center

CauteryGuard Wins the InVenture Prize

InternBlitz took home second place, while CauteryGuard also scored the People’s Choice Award.

How Do You Perform CPR? This Device Will Teach You

CPR+ is one six student inventions competing for Georgia Tech's InVenture Prize

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Better Bars Eliminate Barriers to Physical Therapy for Children

Gaitway is one of six inventions competing for Georgia Tech’s 2017 InVenture Prize

Bringing Augmented Reality to Warehouses

PickAR uses augmented reality so warehouses can process orders more efficiently.

An Easier Way to Apply for Internships

InternBlitz streamlines the internship application process. The invention is up for the InVenture Prize.

An Improved Tool to Keep Patients, Doctors Safe

The CauteryGuard is one of the six finalists competing for the 2017 InVenture Prize

Creating a Safer Cane

The Capable Cane is one of six competing for Georgia Tech’s 2017 InVenture Prize. The finale takes place Wednesday night at the Ferst Center for the...

Chick-fil-A to Open Innovation Center in Tech Square

Chick-fil-A is the 15th company to open an innovation center in Tech Square.

President’s Cybersecurity Commission Releases Report

Annie Antón, professor and chair of the School of Interactive Computing, served on the Commission on Enhancing National Security.

Colliding Privacy, Democracy and Technology?

The Institute for Information Security and Privacy at Georgia Tech examines emerging cyber threats for 2017.

Amazon Web Services Joins Georgia Tech’s Internet of Things Research Center

The Georgia Tech Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies has expanded to include Amazon Web Services.

Turning Ideas into Successful Startups

The 20 teams participating in this year’s Startup Summer programs will demonstrate their products Tuesday at the Fox Theatre

Georgia Institute of Technology selects Jennifer Bonnett to head the Advanced Technology Development Center

Bonnett, a seasoned technology sector veteran, will shape the vision for the future of Georgia’s statewide technology startup incubator.

Micro C announces successful early-seed round capital raise

Savannah-based medical device startup has a developed an all-in-one, hand-held X-ray and digital camera for surgeons.

Chris Downing to head Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2)

Chris Downing, a 28-year Georgia Tech veteran, selected to lead the future of Institute’s economic development and innovation mission.

Lockheed Martin Sells Real Estate to Georgia Tech

Four buildings on 52 acres going from Lockheed to Georgia Tech in Cobb County real estate deal.

U.S. Energy Secretary Visit Highlights Georgia Tech’s Energy Collaborations

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz visited the Georgia Institute of Technology Tuesday, May 24.

Hair Spacing Keeps Honeybees Clean During Pollination

A honeybee can carry up to 30 percent of its body weight in pollen because of the strategic spacing of its nearly three million hairs.

China's Severe Winter Haze Tied to Climate Change

China's severe winter air pollution problems may be worsened by changes in atmospheric circulation prompted by climate change.

Black hole
Radiation from Nearby Galaxies Helped Fuel First Monster Black Holes, Says Study

Study suggests how first massive black holes grew so quickly after the birth of the universe.

Brake Dust May Cause More Problems Than Blackened Wheel Covers

Though tailpipe emissions could fall in the years ahead as more zero-emission vehicles hit the streets, one major source of highway air pollution...

Four-Stroke Engine Cycle Produces Hydrogen from Methane and Captures CO2

Researchers have developed a modular reactor able to generate hydrogen at lower temperatures than existing processes.

Advanced Materials Power Next-Generation Molecular Separations

Researchers have identified opportunities for scalable membrane materials.

A Fertilizer Dearth Foiled Animal Evolution for Eons?

Evolution's genesis moment: Phosphorus, oxygen and the explosion of new, diverse life

Climate Change: Potentially Good News on Methane and Peat Carbon

Soil carbon stored in peat bogs may not convert to greenhouse gasses in the face of global warming.

Simple Processing Technique Could Cut Cost of Organic PV and Wearable Electronics

A simple solution-based processing technique could help reduce the cost of polymer solar cells.

Game Theory Shows How Tragedies of the Commons Might be Averted

Georgia Tech researchers have developed a theory to unite the study of behavior and its effect on the environment.

Was the Secret Spice in Primal Gene Soup a Thickener?

Searching for the origins of life, researchers add thickener to the broth

Unique Bacterial Chemist in the War on Potatoes

A bacterial warrior the only one of its kind? This enzyme is "wacko" in the ways it breaks down a poison related to TNT.

Addressing Environmental Challenges with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

NSF funding to link technologies from Georgia Tech, Smithsonian and IBM to study environment.

Optimization Technique Identifies Cost-Effective Biodiversity Corridors

A new optimization technique could help conservation biologists choose the most cost-effective ways of connecting isolated populations of rare,...

Climate Change May Extend Ozone Season in the Southeastern U.S.

Extreme weather conditions associated with climate change may extend the ozone season in the Southeastern United States.

Carbon Molecular Sieve Membranes Cut Energy Use in Hydrocarbon Separations

A carbon-based molecular sieve membrane could dramatically reduce the energy required to separate a class of hydrocarbon molecules.

Solar Power to the People

Twenty-three Georgia Tech students take "Progress and Service" to a health clinic in Haiti — and bring a lot of lessons home.

Global Warming, a Dead Zone and Mysterious Bacteria

While global warming shrinks ice caps, it's expanding “oxygen minimum zones,” where newly discovered bacteria are depleting waters of nitrogen,...

Molten Storage and Thermophotovoltaics Offer New Solar Power Pathway

Thermophotovoltaic technology could directly convert heat from solar thermal to electricity.

Before Animals, Evolution Waited Eons to Inhale

Animal evolution may have sputtered in sparse, uneven ocean oxygen. New model offers insights for probability of complex life on exoplanets.

An Easier Way to Apply for Internships

InternBlitz streamlines the internship application process. The invention is up for the InVenture Prize.

Likelihood of Dieting Success Lies Within Your Tweets

Georgia Tech researchers have determined that attitudes expressed on social media can predict dieting success.

Finding Credibility Clues on Twitter

Words of millions of people on social media have considerable information about an event’s credibility

New Techniques Allow Greater Control of Smartwatches

College of Computing researchers control smartwatches with breaths and taps.

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Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter To Receive the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage

The former president and first lady are the first couple to receive the Georgia Tech award.

Musical Table Teaches Basics of Computer Programming

A musical, interactive tabletop teaches the basics of computer coding.

Social Media Could Take Only a Fraction of Users’ Time With New Georgia Tech Method

A new visualization technique from the Georgia Institute of Technology could help users end the time-consuming habit of continually checking social...

White House Highlights Georgia Tech-Created Computer Science Teaching Tool

The White House highlights EarSketch, a Georgia Tech project that teaches coding to diverse audiences through music.

Actually, Men and Women Don’t Communicate Differently, at Least In Writing

Study explores the communication differences, and perceived differences, between men and women.

Economist's Research Reveals Poverty Should Be Measured by More than Income

New research from Georgia Tech economist Shatakshee Dhongde shows there are multiple components of poverty that more accurately describes a household...

New Fabric Uses Sun and Wind to Power Devices

New fabric can simultaneously harvest energy from both sunshine and motion

Solar Power to the People

Twenty-three Georgia Tech students take "Progress and Service" to a health clinic in Haiti — and bring a lot of lessons home.

The Social Media Profile of the Black Lives Matter Movement

Study examines 29 million tweets surrounding four recent Black Lives Matter events.

SEISE Tool Uses Semantic Gaps to Detect Website Promotional Attacks

Researchers have developed a new technique for identifying promotional infections of websites operated by government and educational organizations.

Lower Income Families Less Likely to Use Online Learning Tools

Low-income parents are less likely to access free online educational resources or, when they do, they do so less effectively because of differences...

Georgia Tech Research Finds Fan Communities Are Reshaping the Social Web for the Better

In a new study, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have found that one successful online community could serve as a model to help make the...

Henry Sauermann
Significant Portion of Postdoc Researchers Eye Non-Academic Careers, Study Shows

Aspiring research faculty aren't the only students pursuing a postdoc.

Project Seeks to Improve Interim, Online Communication between Cubans and Rest of World

A new effort called “Cuba Intercambio” is underway to help Cubans more freely access the Internet.

Professor touts keys to international community development success

On a campus known for new technologies and scientific breakthroughs, one professor applies the principles of innovation to the process of community...

Banning Words on Instagram Doesn’t Help – It Makes It Worse

The pro-eating disorder community outsmarted Instagram censors in order to continue sharing content.

HEALTH AND MEDICINE

Tech Researchers Suggest Better Route to FDA-Approved Drugs

A new study proposes more microbial engineering for drugs based on plant alkaloids.

CauteryGuard Wins the InVenture Prize

InternBlitz took home second place, while CauteryGuard also scored the People’s Choice Award.

China's Severe Winter Haze Tied to Climate Change

China's severe winter air pollution problems may be worsened by changes in atmospheric circulation prompted by climate change.

Empathy from the Sick May be Critical to Halting Disease Outbreaks

A little empathy can go a long way toward ending infectious disease outbreaks.

How Do You Perform CPR? This Device Will Teach You

CPR+ is one six student inventions competing for Georgia Tech's InVenture Prize

Bars
Better Bars Eliminate Barriers to Physical Therapy for Children

Gaitway is one of six inventions competing for Georgia Tech’s 2017 InVenture Prize

An Improved Tool to Keep Patients, Doctors Safe

The CauteryGuard is one of the six finalists competing for the 2017 InVenture Prize

Creating a Safer Cane

The Capable Cane is one of six competing for Georgia Tech’s 2017 InVenture Prize. The finale takes place Wednesday night at the Ferst Center for the...

Stem Cell Treatment May Restore Vision to Patients with Damaged Corneas

A new cell sorting technique may help restore vision for persons with damaged corneas.

Brake Dust May Cause More Problems Than Blackened Wheel Covers

Though tailpipe emissions could fall in the years ahead as more zero-emission vehicles hit the streets, one major source of highway air pollution...

Study Reveals Complication Predictors in Children with Crohn’s Disease

Researchers have identified biological signatures in pediatric patients with Crohn’s disease to predict whether they will develop complications.

Likelihood of Dieting Success Lies Within Your Tweets

Georgia Tech researchers have determined that attitudes expressed on social media can predict dieting success.

Team Demonstrates Digital Health Platform for Department of Veterans Affairs

A public-private team has developed a proof-of-concept digital health platform for the Department of Veterans Afffairs.

Microgel Composite Could Overcome Fibrin Blockade to Accelerate Healing

Researchers have combined microgels with robust polymer networks to create a new repair material.

Biophysics Plays Key Role in Immune System Signaling, Response

Understanding the biophysical cues provided by pathogenic particles may help fine tune vaccines.

Genomics Technique Could Accelerate Detection of Foodborne Bacterial Outbreaks

A new testing methodology could accelerate the diagnosis of foodborne bacterial outbreaks.

Secret Phenotypes: Disease Devils in Invisible Details

Computers viewing tiny traits could reveal previously invisible underpinnings of horrible diseases.

Catching Molecular Dances in Slow Motion by Adding White Noise

Counterintuitive addition of noise to AFM instrument requiring quiet boosts its performance

Punching Cancer With RNA Knuckles

Eye-popping reduction of tumors achieved with help of siRNA inside targeted delivery gel.

Strength Test for Platelets

Testing platelet strength with microfluidic device could help diagnose bleeding disorders

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Questions Students Should Ask During Campus Visits

Many students will be visiting colleges this spring. Rick Clark, director of Undergraduate Admission at Georgia Tech, shares how students can ask better questions – and better follow-up questions – to gain deeper information about each college.

Students often ask: “What is...

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Rick Clark

Rick Clark

Director of Undergraduate Admission at Georgia Tech

Vaccines: Safe, Effective and A Critical Public Good

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is an environmental lawyer and a vaccine critic. In a recent Q&A with Science magazine, he said there is “an explosion in neurodevelopmental...

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Joshua Weitz

Joshua Weitz

Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Sam Brown

Sam Brown

Associate Professor

Tech+knowledge+Y: The Secret Language of Science Fiction

The next Star Wars movie, Rogue One, comes to theaters this weekend, rocketing science fiction back to the top of the box office. “Science fiction” is the most popular way of describing the genre, but it’s not a one-size-fits-all term. Those inside the field use their own...

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Lisa Yaszek

Lisa Yaszek

Professor, Associate Chair
School of Literature, Media and Communication, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts 

Computer generated rendering of hyperbolic space
Physicist and mathematician-artists create multi-colored virtual reality experience of hyperbolic geometry.
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Meet some of our students who represent the beautiful balance of technology and the arts.
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Tech Student is behind the scenes of Academy Award-nominated film Hidden Figures.