Marine protected areas might not be enough to help overfished reefs recover
Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs.
Oliver Brand Assumes Top Post at Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology
Oliver Brand, a professor in the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named executive director of the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN), one of nine interdisciplinary research institutes (IRIs) at Georgia Tech.
Multiple UAVs Perform Autonomous Formation Flight
In one of the first autonomous demonstrations, the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has successfully commanded three fully autonomous, collaborating UAVs. The machines flew in close formation at the same altitude, separated by approximately 50 meters as they executed figure-eight patterns.
BlackForest Aggregates Threat Information to Warn of Possible Cyber Attacks
Researchers have developed a new open source intelligence gathering system designed to create a picture of developing threats. BlackForest complements other GTRI systems designed to help corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations battle increasingly-sophisticated threats to their networks.
Improved Telemedicine System Connects Doctors to Autism Patients in Rural Georgia
A recently improved telemedicine system at Marcus Autism Center, which was optimized by scientists at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and Cisco Systems, Inc., is now a showcase for providers of telemedicine.
Agile Aperture Antenna Tested on Aircraft to Survey Ground Emitters, Maintain Satellite Connection
The Georgia Tech Research Institute’s software-defined, electronically-reconfigurable Agile Aperture Antenna (A3) has now been tested on the land, sea and air. Department of Defense representatives were in attendance during a recent event where two of the low-power devices, which can change beam directions in a thousandth of a second, were demonstrated in an aircraft during flight tests.
April 29, 2008 -- New research shows that when water is confined to a small space, it behaves like a gel. Then, when shaken, it becomes fluidic and exhibits the same structural and mechanical properties as water in a bottle. The study "“ the first to use an atomic force microscope to measure the viscosity of confined fluids "“ revealed that these liquids can respond and modify their viscosity based on environmental changes.
April 23, 2008 -- Researchers have developed an improved organic light emitting diode (OLED) sealing process to reduce moisture intrusion and improve device lifetime. They are using advanced ion assisted deposition to deposit a high-density, pinhole-free thin silicon oxynitride (SiON) film on the OLED surface. The process can be completed at room temperature, which keeps the organic material intact.
April 16, 2008 -- Researchers have developed novel atomic force microscopy probes that can quickly and simultaneously measure biomolecule or material properties including adhesion, stiffness, elasticity and viscosity, in addition to the standard AFM topography scan.
April 9, 2008 -- New research shows that delivering molecules within aggregates of embryonic stem cells via biodegradable microspheres enhances the efficiency and purity of differentiation.
Research Horizons Winter/Spring 2008 -- The Georgia Tech Research Institute’s (GTRI) Huntsville Research Laboratory (HRL) has observed a major anniversary: 30 years of service at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., supporting U.S. Army missile technology.
Research Horizons Winter/Spring 2008 -- Engineers from the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are participating in the development of a statewide system that will connect existing radio communications systems in most Georgia counties and certain state agencies to an Internet protocol (IP)-based network.
March 7, 2008 -- Researchers have developed a new, low-cost material for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants and other generators of the greenhouse gas. Produced with a simple one-step chemical process, the new material has a high capacity for absorbing carbon dioxide – and can be reused many times.
March 5, 2008 -- Researchers now have a possible solution for the one in three adults who fail to take their medicines as prescribed by their doctors, as well as for everyone else who occasionally forgets: a sensor necklace that records the exact time and date when specially-designed pills are swallowed, and reminds the user if any doses are being missed.
Research Horizons Winter/Spring 2008 -- When Georgia Tech President Wayne Clough broke ground on the first building of the new Biotechnology Complex in May 1998, the shovel heralded more than just new brick and glass. The four new structures built around the quadrangle became the physical manifestations of one of the most dramatic changes in Georgia Tech’s nearly 125-year history: the convergence of bioscience and engineering.
Research Horizons Magazine Winter/Spring 2008 -- The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University is the only academic department in the United States to host three National Institutes of Health (NIH) centers focused on nanomedicine.