Archive for the ‘Systems’ Category
June 18, 2012 — Professor Tim Lieuwen will become executive director of Georgia Tech’s Strategic Energy Institute, where he expects to be a “systems integrator” bringing together the many elements of Georgia Tech science, engineering, computing and policy research to address the planet’s most pressing energy challenges.
June 18, 2012 — GTRI researchers have developed a prototype automated pavement crack detection and sealing system. In road tests, the system was able to detect cracks smaller than one-eighth-inch wide and efficiently fill cracks from a vehicle moving at a speed of three miles per hour.
May 29, 2012 — Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have developed a prototype system that uses advanced imaging technology and a robotic cutting arm to automatically debone chicken and other poultry products.
May 18, 2012 — Researchers have developed a novel technology that could change how industry designs and casts complex, costly metal parts. This new casting method makes possible faster prototype development times, as well as more efficient and cost-effective manufacturing procedures.
May 17, 2012 — Listening to squawks and other chicken “vocalizations” using digital signal processing techniques may help farmers better manage growing conditions, contributing to both healthier birds and more productive poultry operations.
May 16, 2012 — Researchers are automating some of the processes by which computer-based designs are turned into real world entities, developing techniques that fabricate building elements directly from digital designs, and allowing custom components to be manufactured rapidly and at low cost.
May 9, 2012 — Georgia Tech received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to design a net-zero energy warehousing and distribution system for vaccines and drugs in developing countries.
March 29, 2012 — A lake’s ecological traits influence how zooplankton Daphnia dentifera evolve to survive epidemics of a yeast parasite Metschnikowia bicuspidate. A new study suggests Daphnia populations evolve enhanced resistance or susceptibility to infection depending on the nutrient concentration and predation levels in the lake.
February 27, 2012 — A new study led by Georgia Tech provides further evidence of a relationship between melting ice in the Arctic regions and widespread cold outbreaks in the Northern Hemisphere. The study’s findings could improve seasonal forecasting of snow and temperature anomalies across northern continents.
February 26, 2012 — Uncertainty affects the accuracy with which measurements can be made in quantum physics. To reduce this uncertainty, physicists have learned to “squeeze” certain measurements. Researchers are now reporting a new type of measurement that can be squeezed to improve precision.