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The NFL Draft Is Hard

The NFL Draft, pro football's annual guessing game, is this weekend. There's no doubt you'll hear about "can't-miss prospects" and potential "busts."

An interactive visualization designed by researchers in the School of Interactive Computing illustrates just how fleeting the career of a professional football player can be and how difficult it can be for teams to differentiate between the superstars and those who never land on a roster.

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Georgia Tech Students Meet Big Boi from Outkast

Antwan Patton, better known as Big Boi, suprised a class of Georgia Tech students who have been studying his music all semester long.

Water, Water Everywhere

In the world of water research, underserved communities provide the ultimate learning ground for undergrads.

The Science of Defecation Could Produce Better Medicine for Constipation

All mammals "go" in the same amount of time, and the new findings could lead to medical advances.

“First Arrival” Hypothesis in Darwin’s Finches Gets Some Caveats

Researchers have extended the hypothesis for how early arriving species gain an ecosystem advantage through adaptive radiation.

What Not to Wear: Commencement Edition…and Other Tips For Your Graduation Day

For those who are still scrambling for the picture-perfect Commencement attire, here are some tips to help out.

The Week Ahead: April 24–30

The spring semester is coming to a close – Monday and Tuesday are the final instructional class days, Wednesday is a reading period, and Thursday...

Atlanta United Takes Pitch April 30

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

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Celebrating Science

Georgia Tech researchers talk about the upcoming March for Science Atlanta and the importance of science in society

Employees Share Tips for Trying Transit

As commuters around metro Atlanta cope with the loss of a piece of I-85, many are now considering alternatives to driving alone in their cars.

The Week Ahead: April 17–23

Get inspired by Ideas 2 Serve final projects, learn how to manage money during a personal finance workshop, or enjoy live music at the High Museum of...

Tech Goes Green for its 20th Annual Earth Day Celebration

Join Georgia Tech on April 21 in celebration of Earth Day 2017. Stop by Tech Green between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for free organic popcorn, a clothing...

Nearly 300 Students Honored at the 23rd Annual Tower Awards

Of the more than 1,200 students eligible to receive a 2017 Tower Award, nearly 300 gathered for the annual recognition ceremony, hosted by OMED:...

Kimbrough Reflects on Six Months in Space

Astronaut Shane Kimbrough talks about six month mission aboard the International Space Station.

Join the Club: Epic Intentions

Epic Intentions serves as an interdisciplinary society of Georgia Tech volunteers whose purpose is to aid local nonprofits, social enterprises, and...

Ferst Drive to Close through Friday

Ferst Drive will close to vehicular traffic from April 10–14 for repairs as steam line construction progresses along the corridor.

The Week Ahead: April 10-16

Celebrate graduates, enjoy live theater, learn more about undergraduate research, and attend a free picnic — all in one week at Tech.

Graduating Students Get Weeklong Celebration with Grad Week

Grad Week, April 7–14, is meant to let graduating students reminisce about their time at Tech and enjoy a few last events together as students.

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Students Pitch to Potential Investors at Round One

Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi) represents one of Tech’s premier co-ed professional business fraternity. Learn more about the organization and their events...

Register to attend 2017 ATDC Startup Showcase

The Advanced Technology Development Center’s 2017 ATDC Startup Showcase is May 11.

The Week Ahead: April 3–9

As Spring rolls in, enjoy the first week of April by checking out some of these multicultural events.

GTPD Leads the Way in Law Enforcement Use of Social Media

GTPD recognized with "Top Cop" Award for innovative social media use.

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Achieve Your Goals with the Center for Academic Success

As the semester progresses, students may struggle to find the best study techniques. Midterm exams present a challenge and can leave unprepared...

Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, UVA Win at ACC InVenture Prize

Students from Georgia Tech won the People’s Choice Award. The University of Virginia team took home the top prize.

Georgia Tech Hosts ACC InVenture Prize

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

Water, Water Everywhere

In the world of water research, underserved communities provide the ultimate learning ground for undergrads.

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Controlling a Robot is Now as Simple as Point and Click

New technique allows users to control a remote robot by pointing and clicking on a screen.

Swarms of Autonomous Aerial Vehicles Test New Dogfighting Skills

Researchers recently pitted two swarms of autonomous aircraft against one another.

College of Sciences Professor Appointed to Top Role in Search for Gravitational Waves

Laura Cadonati is elected as the first-ever deputy spokesperson of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.

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Celebrating Science

Georgia Tech researchers talk about the upcoming March for Science Atlanta and the importance of science in society

Behind the Iron Curtain: How Methane-Making Microbes Kept the Early Earth Warm

A new study shows how methane may have warmed the early Earth.

Landslides on Ceres Reflect Hidden Ice

Massive landslides, similar to those found on Earth, are occurring on the asteroid Ceres.

Kimbrough Reflects on Six Months in Space

Astronaut Shane Kimbrough talks about six month mission aboard the International Space Station.

Georgia Tech Researcher Honored with Alan T. Waterman Award

Georgia Tech researcher Baratunde Cola has been recognized by the National Science Foundation.

New 3-D Printing Method Creates Shape-Shifting Objects

A team of researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology and two other institutions has developed a new 3-D printing method to create objects that...

Creating the Next in Robotics

A recap of several new robotics projects at Georgia Tech

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The Women of Georgia Tech Robotics

A profile of 10 female roboticists

Warped Reality: Virtual Trip to Hyperbolic Space

Anyone can experience hyperbolic space in this colorful virtual reality program co-created by a Georgia Tech applied mathematician

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.

Siemens Opens Innovation Center in Tech Square

The German conglomerate is the 16th company to open an innovation center at Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, UVA Win at ACC InVenture Prize

Students from Georgia Tech won the People’s Choice Award. The University of Virginia team took home the top prize.

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.

“First Arrival” Hypothesis in Darwin’s Finches Gets Some Caveats

Researchers have extended the hypothesis for how early arriving species gain an ecosystem advantage through adaptive radiation.

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.

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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.

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.

Nationwide Wave of Change Coming to Role of College and University Presidents

The role and expectations of the college president are undergoing substantial change, according to a new report.

When It Comes to Size, Sound Matters in Ads

Ads with lower pitches in voices or music lead consumers to infer larger product size, according to new research by Georgia Institute of Technology...

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...

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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.

HEALTH AND MEDICINE

Water, Water Everywhere

In the world of water research, underserved communities provide the ultimate learning ground for undergrads.

Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, UVA Win at ACC InVenture Prize

Students from Georgia Tech won the People’s Choice Award. The University of Virginia team took home the top prize.

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

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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

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

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Can Energy Ever be Truly Green?
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The Two Key Questions of Trump's Tax Proposal
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Tech is known for helping students launch their careers. Read about where a few Spring graduates are headed.
The evolution of sports equipment is taught as part of a class called Materials Science and Engineering of Sports (MSE 4803R).
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Gary Schuster reflects on time at Tech and his latest honor.
Celebrating Science
Georgia Tech scientists, researchers, and students talk about celebrating the role of science and March for Science Atlanta.