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Improving Flood Predictions in Developing Nations

When deadly floodwaters devastated Pakistan in early September, Georgia Institute of Technology Professor Peter Webster and Research Associate Kristofer Shrestha weren’t surprised. They had forecasted the disaster ten days in advance using a new hydrological model developed on campus. Webster … Read more

Device Helps Children with Disabilities Access Tablets

Imagine not being able to touch a touch-screen device. Tablets and smartphones—with all their educational, entertaining and social benefits—would be useless. Researchers at Georgia Tech are trying to open the world of tablets to children whose limited mobility makes it … Read more

Clays on Mars: More Plentiful Than Expected

A new study co-authored by the Georgia Institute of Technology indicates that clay minerals, rocks that usually form when water is present for long periods of time, cover a larger portion of Mars than previously thought. In fact, Assistant Professor … Read more

Capstone Design Teams Show Creativity and Promise

The winners of Fall’s Capstone Design Expo have been announced, with all projects demonstrating innovation and ingenuity. The best overall project, as determined by judges’ scores, was a training aid to help tennis players identify racket contact and improve swing … Read more

Georgia Tech Power Cell Among Top 10 Physical Science Breakthroughs in 2012

A power cell that directly converts mechanical energy to chemical energy – which can then be stored and converted to electrical energy – has been selected as one of 2012’s top breakthroughs in the physical sciences by Physics World magazine. … Read more

Researchers Contribute to Instrument for Remotely Measuring Hurricane Intensity

A device designed by engineers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is part of the Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD), an experimental airborne system developed by the Earth Science Office at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. Known … Read more

Study Examines Role of “Helpful” Scientists in the Success of Others

Researchers are typically judged by their ability to frequently publish papers in high-impact journals that are subsequently cited by other studies. This measure of productivity encapsulates an individual’s output that is personally beneficial. But a new study highlights the role … Read more

Georgia Tech Impact Highlighted at University System Forum

Georgia Tech’s role in helping to strengthen the economic base of rural Georgia and in creating new companies and industries in the state was highlighted at the University System of Georgia’s inaugural forum on economic development, held December 3, 2012 … Read more

Rhodes Scholar Shows ‘Compassion through Computation’

From her high school bedroom in Memphis, Tenn., Joy Buolamwini realized she could change the world with technology as she created a website for the Ethiopian Embassy in the Ivory Coast. This was one of the first times, but certainly … Read more

Georgia Tech Collaborates with GE, Ford on Alternative Fuel Vehicle Research

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering with GE and Ford Motor Co. to study ways to add greater efficiencies to electric driving and charging performance. GE recently announced its plans to purchase 2,000 new Ford C-MAX Energi … Read more