OneBusAway App Now Tracks MARTA Trains in Real Time
The mobile app OneBusAway, which tracks public transportation in real time, now includes arrival times for MARTA trains in addition to the MARTA buses and Georgia Tech shuttles already featured in the app.
Single Chip Device to Provide Real-Time 3-D Images from Inside the Heart and Blood Vessels
Researchers have developed the technology for a catheter-based device that would provide forward-looking, real-time, three-dimensional imaging from inside the heart, coronary arteries and peripheral blood vessels. With its volumetric imaging, the new device could better guide surgeons working in the heart.
Silicon-Germanium Chip Sets New Speed Record
A research collaboration has demonstrated the world's fastest silicon-based device to date. The investigators operated a silicon-germanium (SiGe) transistor at 798 gigahertz (GHz) fMAX, exceeding the previous speed record for silicon-germanium chips by about 200 GHz.
Solar-Induced Hybrid Fuel Cell Produces Electricity Directly from Biomass
Researchers have developed a new type of low-temperature fuel cell that directly converts biomass to electricity with assistance from a catalyst activated by solar or thermal energy. The hybrid fuel cell can use a wide variety of biomass sources, including starch, cellulose, lignin – and even switchgrass, powdered wood, algae and waste from poultry processing.
Researchers Hijack Cancer Migration Mechanism to “Move” Brain Tumors
One factor that makes glioblastoma cancers so difficult to treat is that malignant cells from the tumors spread throughout the brain by following nerve fibers and blood vessels to invade new locations. Now, researchers have learned to hijack this migratory mechanism, turning it against the cancer by using a film of nanofibers thinner than human hair to lure tumor cells away.
Ballistic Transport in Graphene Suggests New Type of Electronic Device
Using electrons more like photons could provide the foundation for a new type of electronic device that would capitalize on the ability of graphene to carry electrons with almost no resistance even at room temperature – a property known as ballistic transport.
February 5, 2014 — Using electrons more like photons could provide the foundation for a new type of electronic device that would capitalize on the ability of graphene to carry electrons with almost no resistance even at room temperature – a property known as ballistic transport.
February 4, 2014 – Scientists have engineered a microchip coated with blood vessel cells to learn more about the conditions under which nanoparticles accumulate in the plaque-filled arteries of patients with atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of myocardial infarction and stroke.
January 23, 2014 – Using a novel high-throughput screening process, scientists have for the first time identified molecules with the potential to block the accumulation of a toxic eye protein that can lead to early onset of glaucoma.
January 22, 2014 — Georgia Tech was one of the first nodes in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) I-Corps program, which helps faculty members commercialize research discoveries. Twelve teams of researchers have now gone through the program.
January 22, 2014 — Researchers have produced an advanced web-based tool that lets physically separated participants collaborate on model-based systems engineering projects. The program utilizes open-source software components to allow users to visualize a system’s potential expense alongside its performance, reliability and other factors.
January 22, 2014 – During the last North American ice age, large numbers of icebergs calved from the North American ice sheet and plunged into the North Atlantic Ocean. Scientists have thought that these iceberg surges disrupted a key ocean circulation pattern, but a new study found little evidence of a disruption during some of the major iceberg surges.
January 16, 2014 — Georgia Tech researchers have begun a project to develop information that military resource planners can use to optimize energy consumption depending on mission needs and local conditions.
As scientists forecast the impacts of climate change, one missing piece of the puzzle is what will happen to the carbon in the soil and the microbes that control the …
January 15, 2014 – Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with Georgia Tech, debuted a new solar car concept earlier this month at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas. The car is continuing its media tour this week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
January 14, 2014 — A new patent mapping system that considers how patents cite one another may help researchers better understand the relationships between technologies – and how they may come together to spur disruptive new areas of innovation.