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Star Falling into a Black Hole

Cosmic Slurp: Researchers Predict Signs of Black Holes Swallowing Stars

Using theoretical and computer-based approaches, researchers are trying to predict the dynamics of how black holes devour stars.
Neuromorphic computing3

Neuromorphic Computing "Roadmap" Envisions Analog Path to Simulating Human Brain

Georgia Tech researchers have published a "roadmap" that details techniques that could make it possible to build a practical neuromorphic computer to mimic human cognition.
Damselfishes

Fish From Acidic Ocean Waters Less Able to Smell Predators

Fish living on coral reefs where carbon dioxide seeps from the ocean floor were less able to detect predator odor than fish from normal coral reefs, according to a new study.
LatentGesture

Personal Touch Signature Makes Mobile Devices More Secure

A new security system continuously monitors how a user taps and swipes a mobile device.
Soojin Yi

Seeing Double: New Study Explains Evolution of Duplicate Genes

Researchers have shown that a process called DNA methylation can shield duplicate genes from being removed from the genome during natural selection. The redundant genes survive and are shaped by evolution over time, giving birth to new cellular functions.

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Cosmic Slurp

Fish losing survival instinct in acidic oceans, study says

The Heartbleed Bug Goes Even Deeper Than We Realized -- Here's What You Should Do

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Campus News

Captioning on Glass Demonstrates at Convergence Innovation Competition

Convergence Innovation Competition Winners Address Connectedness of Everyday Life

"Captioning On Glass" won two awards during the 10th annual competition.
Andrew Burch

CEISMC Camps Keep Burch Busy Year Round

Burch oversees Georgia Tech’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) summer camps for kids
Faculty & Staff Honors Luncheon

2014 Faculty and Staff Institute Honors List

Recognizing outstanding performance on behalf of Georgia Tech
An Ethnographic Study of Georgia Tech

Class Notes: Surveying Student Stereotypes through Ethnography

An Honors Program class studies what Tech students think of each other.
2014 ACC Clean Energy Challenge Winners

Department of Energy Awards $100K to Tech Team in Clean Energy Competition

Tech came out on top of teams from seven other universities.

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Climate change: what we don’t know

This past week, there have been several essays and one debate that provide some good perspectives on what we don’t know about climate change, and whether we should be alarmed.

It is gratifying to see leading scientists and thinkers ‘stepping off the reservation’ to provide interpretations...

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Judith Curry

Judith Curry

Chair and Professor
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Sciences

Cute idea, but getting ‘See-Through’ hood to ‘work’ is the hard part

I saw a nice concept over on Mashable in this article, Land Rover’s ‘See-Through’ Hood Shows the Road Under Your Wheels.  Here’s the video (which is the key part):

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Blair MacIntyre

Blair MacIntyre

Associate Professor
School of Interactive Computing, College of Computing
Director, Augmented Environments Lab

The Difficult Search in the Indian Ocean

Searchers listening for the pinger aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are entering their final days of hope. The pinger's batteries are expected to die very soon, even though there are better indications that searchers are getting closer. This is day 31 and batteries are supposed to last 30-45...

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Annalisa Bracco

Annalisa Bracco

Associate Professor
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Sciences