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Running Roaches, Flapping Moths Create a New Physics of Organisms

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. Georgia Tech School of Physics Assistant Professor Simon Sponberg has published a new article on the role of physics in animal locomotion.

 

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Students Come Together in Response to Campus Unrest

Campus protests on Sept. 18 spurred some students to wonder how they could bring the community together in response.

Rogue Wave Analysis Supports Investigation of the El Faro Sinking

A new analysis of the potential for rogue waves could help shipping companies understand the risks.

Campus Community Mourns Loss of Scout Schultz

Scout Schultz, an undergraduate student, died on campus Saturday. Schultz was shot during an incident with campus police.

As 'Flesh-Eating' Leishmania Come Closer, a Vaccine Against Them Does, Too

A potentially deadly parasite that can ulcerate skin, nose, mouth and organs could someday meet its match in an experimental vaccine that has now...

Landing a Job around the World

Tech will host its first Global Internship Fair on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.

Students Come Together in Response to Campus Unrest

Campus protests on Sept. 18 spurred some students to wonder how they could bring the community together in response.

Mastering Communication, Leadership with Techmasters

The Toastmasters chapter at Georgia Tech — known as Techmasters — gives the campus community an outlet for improving public speaking skills, enjoying...

Campus Community Mourns Loss of Scout Schultz

Scout Schultz, an undergraduate student, died on campus Saturday. Schultz was shot during an incident with campus police.

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Georgia Tech 34 in the U.S.

U.S. News & World Report annual best college rankings lists Georgia Tech at 34th overall.

Threat of Severe Weather Postpones Campus Safety Day

Hurricane Irma impacts scheduling of 2017 Campus Safety Day

Fall Continues Flurry of Construction

This fall, look for construction to wrap up on a few long-term projects, for short-term projects to take shape, and for new work to begin.

GTPD Offering New ‘Smart and Safe’ Courses

Free safety classes updated to reflect Campus Carry.

Getting Intentional about International Education

For those who want to make international interest a part of their degrees, the International Plan (IP) offers a comprehensive way to do that.

Planners Wanted for Women's Leadership Conference

Applications are now being accepted to help plan the 18th annual Georgia Tech Women's Leadership Conference

Supporting Students’ Entrepreneurial Spirit

Georgia Tech has helped launch nearly 70 student startups since 2014 through CREATE-X programs.

Student Government Seeks to Fill Undergraduate, Graduate Positions

SGA has open seats available for students in the Schools of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, History and Sociology, and Architecture, and for members-...

City of Atlanta, Georgia Tech Expand Research Partnership for Smart City Initiatives

Georgia Tech will study and analyze data coming from motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and transit on North Avenue.

4 Ways to Not Be Overwhelmed By Engagement Week

On Wednesday, Aug. 30, and Thursday, Aug. 31, representatives from student groups will be on hand to talk about their group’s mission, goals, and...

Tech in DC: Intersecting Science and Policy

Georgia Tech grads are finding that a background in engineering is quite useful — and welcome in Washington, DC.

Students Wanted to Make ‘Bits of Good’

For students who can code, or want to get better at it, and also want to make a difference in the local community, Bits of Good lets you do just that.

Engineers Without Borders Use Skills to Improve Communities Worldwide

Students from any major are invited to join Engineers Without Borders at Georgia Tech (EWB-GT), a local chapter of an international group that...

6 Interesting Classes Students Are Taking This Fall

Georgia Tech courses are plentiful and varied. Here's a closer look at six courses being offered this semester.

Hispanic Students Sought for Admission Recruitment

The Hispanic Recruitment Team (HRT) works closely with Undergraduate Admission, playing an important role in the recruitment process by helping...

Georgia Tech Joins adidas' Roster of Collegiate Partnerships

Georgia Tech Athletics will wear adidas beginning in July of 2018.

Rogue Wave Analysis Supports Investigation of the El Faro Sinking

A new analysis of the potential for rogue waves could help shipping companies understand the risks.

Running Roaches, Flapping Moths Create a New Physics of Organisms

Researchers are interested in the strategies creatures have developed to overcome the challenges of moving though their environments.

As 'Flesh-Eating' Leishmania Come Closer, a Vaccine Against Them Does, Too

A potentially deadly parasite that can ulcerate skin, nose, mouth and organs could someday meet its match in an experimental vaccine that has now...

Engineering Research Center Will Help Expand Use of Therapies Based on Living Cells

A $20 million engineering research center will help expand the uses of cell-based therapies.

Driving Cassini: Doctoral Student Controls Spacecraft in Mission’s Final Days

Michael Staab is one of three people authorized to send commands to Cassini spacecraft.

New Research May Improve Communications During Natural Disasters

New research from Georgia Tech Research demonstrates the ability to gather and share data during natural disasters during internet outages.

Was the Primordial Soup a Hearty Pre-Protein Stew?

Proteins are tough to make outside a living cell, so how did their components evolve on pre-life Earth? Perhaps easier than thought.

Tech in DC: Intersecting Science and Policy

Georgia Tech grads are finding that a background in engineering is quite useful — and welcome in Washington, DC.

You and Some 'Cavemen' Get a Genetic Health Check

Evolution has improved upon the genetic foundations of human health ... but could that have changed?

Georgia Tech Opens Robotics Lab to the World

The nation’s first remote robotics lab, the Robotarium, opens.

Eclipse Reflections from the Experts

Faculty members provide their thoughts on witnessing the solar eclipse.

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Researchers Use Eclipse Data to Create Musical Composition

Composition uses sounds to symbolize the movements of the sun and moon and the gradual darkness they will produce during Monday's eclipse.

New Robotics Lab Allows Anyone to Control the Machines

Researchers can upload their own code, then watch Georgia Tech robots carry out the experiment.

Print No Evil: Three-Layer Technique Helps Secure Additive Manufacturing

Researchers have developed a three-layer technique for protecting the additive manufacturing (3-D printing) process.

Skewing the Aim of Targeted Cancer Therapies

The aim of targeted gene-based cancer therapies could be skewed from the start more often than not, a new study shows.

Searching for Science in the Solar Darkness

Scientists have long used eclipses to learn more about the sun and the Earth.

How to Watch the Solar Eclipse at Georgia Tech

Here are some tips on protecting your eyes and enjoying the solar eclipse experience at Georgia Tech.

Going with the Flow

On their entrepreneurial quest to make drinking water safe for all, two new Tech alumnae stand as testimony to the gumption and perseverance...

Climbing Stairs Just Got Easier with Energy-Recycling Steps

Energy-recycling stairs developed to store a user’s energy during descent and return energy to the climber during ascent.

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Cross Discusses State of American Science

Georgia Tech’s executive vice president for research meets with national media to discuss federal funding and scientific research.

Companies selected for new Tech Square-based venture firm

Engage Ventures is an early-stage venture firm created by Georgia Tech and 10 leading global companies.

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It's Gonna Be a Bright, Sunshiny Day

Atlanta startup Quest Renewables helps power Atlanta’s new football stadium with technology developed at Georgia Tech.

Delta Officially Opens New Advanced Manufacturing Facility at Georgia Tech

New advanced manufacturing facility to allow collaboration between Delta and Georgia Tech.

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Cross Discusses State of American Science

Georgia Tech’s executive vice president for research meets with national media to discuss federal funding and scientific research.

Boeing, Georgia Tech Unveil New Research Center

The Boeing Manufacturing Development Center works to implement automation in industrial applications.

Startups Have a New Way to ‘Engage’ With Companies, Georgia Tech

Engage Ventures is accepting applications for the three-month program, which is supported by the country’s largest companies.

Georgia Tech launches $1 million retail technology initiative at ATDC

Gift will fully fund the retail technology startup initiative through 2022.

Innovation Soars at The Hangar in Tech Square

Delta’s global innovation center in Georgia Tech’s Technology Square works to improve operations and the customer experience.

A Bipartisan Approach to Cyber

Rep. Tom Graves, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema hold panel discussion at Georgia Tech to talk about cybersecurity policy and technical challenges.

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

As 'Flesh-Eating' Leishmania Come Closer, a Vaccine Against Them Does, Too

A potentially deadly parasite that can ulcerate skin, nose, mouth and organs could someday meet its match in an experimental vaccine that has now...

New Research May Improve Communications During Natural Disasters

New research from Georgia Tech Research demonstrates the ability to gather and share data during natural disasters during internet outages.

Was the Primordial Soup a Hearty Pre-Protein Stew?

Proteins are tough to make outside a living cell, so how did their components evolve on pre-life Earth? Perhaps easier than thought.

Eclipse Reflections from the Experts

Faculty members provide their thoughts on witnessing the solar eclipse.

total eclipse
Researchers Use Eclipse Data to Create Musical Composition

Composition uses sounds to symbolize the movements of the sun and moon and the gradual darkness they will produce during Monday's eclipse.

Searching for Science in the Solar Darkness

Scientists have long used eclipses to learn more about the sun and the Earth.

How to Watch the Solar Eclipse at Georgia Tech

Here are some tips on protecting your eyes and enjoying the solar eclipse experience at Georgia Tech.

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It's Gonna Be a Bright, Sunshiny Day

Atlanta startup Quest Renewables helps power Atlanta’s new football stadium with technology developed at Georgia Tech.

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Ants Build Sinking Eiffel Towers When Trying to Escape

Ants build Eiffel-Tower looking structures, despite having no leader or coordinated plan.

Wildfires Pollute Much More Than Previously Thought

Data from flights through wildfire plumes reveal three times the officially noted levels for fine particles

Smoke from Wildfires Can Have Lasting Climate Impact

Researchers have found that carbon particles released into the air from burning trees and other organic matter are much more likely than previously...

Horsley Applies SPP Background Towards Water Works Founding

A company founded by Georgia Tech students is pioneering a new model for helping rural communities in developing countries maintain — and sustain —...

Rising Temperatures Threaten Stability of Tibetan Alpine Grasslands

A warming climate could affect the stability of alpine grasslands in Asia's Tibetan Plateau.

“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.

Robot Uses Deep Learning and Big Data to Write and Play its Own Music

A marimba-playing robot with four arms and eight sticks is writing and playing its own compositions in the School of Music.

Social Media Study Identifies Mental Health Culture at Top-Ranked Campuses

Using social media, researchers create a mental health index for country's top-ranked colleges.

New Georgia Tech Research May Help Combat Abusive Online Comments

Researchers at Georgia Tech have found a more cost-effective way for internet communities to moderate abusive content.

A Bipartisan Approach to Cyber

Rep. Tom Graves, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema hold panel discussion at Georgia Tech to talk about cybersecurity policy and technical challenges.

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.

HEALTH AND MEDICINE

As 'Flesh-Eating' Leishmania Come Closer, a Vaccine Against Them Does, Too

A potentially deadly parasite that can ulcerate skin, nose, mouth and organs could someday meet its match in an experimental vaccine that has now...

Engineering Research Center Will Help Expand Use of Therapies Based on Living Cells

A $20 million engineering research center will help expand the uses of cell-based therapies.

You and Some 'Cavemen' Get a Genetic Health Check

Evolution has improved upon the genetic foundations of human health ... but could that have changed?

Skewing the Aim of Targeted Cancer Therapies

The aim of targeted gene-based cancer therapies could be skewed from the start more often than not, a new study shows.

Going with the Flow

On their entrepreneurial quest to make drinking water safe for all, two new Tech alumnae stand as testimony to the gumption and perseverance...

Climbing Stairs Just Got Easier with Energy-Recycling Steps

Energy-recycling stairs developed to store a user’s energy during descent and return energy to the climber during ascent.

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B.S. in Neuroscience Takes Off at Georgia Tech

Vibrant research community at Tech offers array of undergrad research opportunities.

Unique 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 standard medical imaging and new 3-D printing technologies...

Microneedle Patches for Flu Vaccination Successful in First Human Clinical Trial

Small skin patches with dissolvable microneedles could allow self-administration of the influenza vaccine.

Thwarting Metastasis by Breaking Cancer’s Legs with Gold Rods

Metastasis virtually halted in human in vitro cultures via gold nanorod photothermal therapy

Drug Design Strategy Boosts the Odds Against Resistance Development

A new drug design strategy could boost the odds against developing antibiotic resistance.

Mind Over Muscles: How the Brain Hinders Individual Muscle Control

A new study explores the role of "common drive" when controlling muscles.

Researchers Uncover New Instruction Manual to Repair Broken DNA

Researchers have discovered how the Rad52 protein is a crucial player in RNA-dependent DNA repair.

New Transplant Technology Could Benefit Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

Combining a new hydrogel material with a protein that boosts blood vessel growth could improve the success rate for transplanting insulin-producing...

Social Media Study Identifies Mental Health Culture at Top-Ranked Campuses

Using social media, researchers create a mental health index for country's top-ranked colleges.

Researchers Find New Source of Dangerous Electrical Instability in the Heart

Researchers have discovered a fundamentally new source of electrical instability in the heart that can lead to dangerous rhythms.

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.

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Tech celebrates retiring employees with the annual retirement dinner at the end of the month
Faculty Staff Art Show
The Office of the Arts is presenting the first Arts@Tech Faculty and Staff Art Exhibit
A Georgia Tech alum oversees construction of Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Atlanta's newest sports an entertainment venue, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, has been constructed with the help of many Yellow Jackets.
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After being closed for renovation for more than a year, Georgia Tech’s most recognizable landmark reopened this summer