Dynamic graph analytics tackle social media and other big data

November 6, 2014 -- Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are bringing graph analytics to bear on a range of data-related challenges, developing advanced technology that can help investigate social networks, surveillance intelligence, computer-network functionality, industrial control systems, and more.

Georgia Institute of Technology receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

November 4, 2014 - Georgia Tech announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. J. Carson Meredith, professor in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “Pollen-Based Assays of Intestinal Mucus Water Content and Rheology.”

Army collaboration produces new test station for missile warning system

October 22, 2014 -- Collaboration between the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and the Army Reprogramming Analysis Team (ARAT) has led to development of a new integrated support station (ISS) for testing software used in the Army's aircraft missile warning systems.

Researchers develop world’s thinnest electric generator

October 15, 2014 -- Researchers have reported the first experimental observation of piezoelectricity and the piezotronic effect in an atomically thin material, molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), resulting in a unique electric generator and mechanosensation devices that are optically transparent, extremely light, and very bendable and stretchable.

Snakes and snake-like robots show how sidewinders conquer sandy slopes

October 9, 2014 -- Researchers report that sidewinder snakes improve their ability to traverse sandy slopes by simply increasing the amount of their body area in contact with the granular surfaces they’re climbing. The information could help search-and-rescue robots traverse such sandy environments.

Automated imaging system looks underground to help improve crops

October 9, 2014 -- Researchers have developed an automated imaging technique for measuring and analyzing the root systems of mature plants. The work could help plant scientists improve food crops to help meet the needs of a growing world population.

Crowdsourcing could lead to better water in rural India

September 17, 2014 -- A research team from three continents is evaluating a novel environmental crowdsourcing technique for monitoring water quality in India. The technique relies on 53-cent test kits and the nation’s ubiquitous mobile phone service.

How Social Networks Can Turn Basic Science into Public Benefit

September 17, 2014 - Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Northwestern University are mapping the social networks of health and government workers in Bihar, India, to identify influential people who can strategically seed ideas about medical innovations that they hope to have adopted.

One-minute point-of-care anemia test shows promise in new study

September 12, 2014 -- A simple point-of-care testing device for anemia could provide more rapid diagnosis of the common blood disorder and allow inexpensive at-home self-monitoring of persons with chronic forms of the disease.

Platelet-Like Particles Augment Natural Blood Clotting for Treating Trauma

September 7, 2014 -- A new class of synthetic platelet-like particles could augment natural blood clotting for the emergency treatment of traumatic injuries – and potentially offer doctors a new option for curbing surgical bleeding and addressing certain blood clotting disorders without the need for transfusions of natural platelets.