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.
Hollow-Fiber MOF Membranes Could Cut Separation Costs, Energy Use
Researchers have developed a microfluidic technique for fabricating a new class of metal-organic framework (MOF) membranes inside hollow polymer fibers that are just a few hundred microns in diameter. The new fabrication process, believed to be the first to grow MOF membranes inside hollow fibers, could potentially change the way large-scale energy-intensive chemical separations are done.
Stanley Miller’s Forgotten Experiments, Analyzed
Stanley Miller, the chemist whose landmark experiment published in 1953 showed how some of the molecules of life could have formed on a young Earth, left behind boxes of experimental samples that he never analyzed. The first-ever analysis of some of Miller’s old samples has revealed another way that important molecules could have formed on early Earth.
Synthetic Aperture Sonar to Help Navy Hunt Sea Mines
Since World War II, sea mines have damaged or sunk four times more U.S. Navy ships than all other means of attack combined, according to a Navy report on mine warfare. New sonar research being performed by the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) could improve the Navy’s ability to find sea mines deep under water.
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.
March 1, 2008 -- Officials of Georgia Tech, Saint Joseph's Health System and Saint Joseph's Translational Research Institute (SJTRI) -- a division of Saint Josephs Health System -- have signed agreements designed to more rapidly move new treatments, therapies and products into clinical use with patients.
March 1, 2008 -- New technology is positioning an old injury-prevention program at the cutting edge of the poultry industry. The Ergonomic Work Assessment System (EWAS) tracks the positioning and arm movements of workers as they debone poultry; the idea is to identify and then avoid the factors leading to repetitive-stress injuries.
March 1, 2009 -- Scientists at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are laying the foundation for techniques that could do for ground-based imaging what the Hubble Space Telescope did for astronomy.
March 1, 2008 -- When a local company's rolling walker couldn't be sold in Wal-Mart stores because the box wouldn't fit on the shelves, the company came to the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) for help. A group led by GTRI senior research scientist Brad Fain solved the problem, reducing the volume of the cardboard box by 51 percent.