Latest Georgia Institute of Technology Stories

Controlling Silicon Evaporation Allows Scientists To Boost Graphene Quality
2011-09-23 04:36:17

  Growing graphene Scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology have for the first time provided details of their "confinement controlled sublimation" technique for growing high-quality layers of epitaxial graphene on silicon carbide wafers. The technique relies on controlling the vapor pressure of gas-phase silicon in the high-temperature furnace used for fabricating the material. The basic principle for growing thin layers of graphene on silicon carbide requires heating...

Turning Back The Clock On Adult Stem Cell Aging
2011-09-21 03:54:23

  Researchers have shown they can reverse the aging process for human adult stem cells, which are responsible for helping old or damaged tissues regenerate. The findings could lead to medical treatments that may repair a host of ailments that occur because of tissue damage as people age. A research group led by the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and the Georgia Institute of Technology conducted the study in cell culture, which appears in the September 1, 2011 edition of the...

Image 1 - Developmental Differences Controlled By Rapidly Evolving Genes
2011-09-19 10:15:28

  Genes essential to producing the developmental differences displayed by social insects evolve more rapidly than genes governing other aspects of organismal function, a new study has found. All species of life are able to develop in different ways by varying the genes they express, ultimately becoming different shapes, sizes, colors and sexes. This plasticity permits organisms to operate successfully in their environments. A new study of the genomes of social insects provides...

Image 1 - Underwater Laboratory Study May Help Manage Seaweed-eating Fish That Protect Coral
2011-09-18 06:51:09

  A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology is using the Aquarius underwater laboratory off the coast of Florida to study how the diversity of seaweed-eating fish affects endangered coral reefs. The research mission, which began Sept. 13, may provide new information to help scientists protect and even restore damaged coral reefs in the Caribbean. Led by Mark Hay, a Georgia Tech professor of biology, the 10-day mission includes two Ph.D. students and a...

2011-09-14 11:35:00

The National Logistics & Distribution Conference (NLDC) announces the appointment of Dr. John J. Coyle to the NLDC Board of Advisors. Dr. Coyle is director of corporate relations for the Center for Supply Chain Research and professor emeritus of Business Administration at Penn State University. NLDC is the premier educational event for senior level supply chain executives. The NLDC Board of Advisors assist in developing the annual conferenceâs theme, tracks and session topics...

2011-08-18 14:21:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Numerex (NASDAQ: NMRX) a leading single source provider of secure machine-to-machine (M2M) products and services, today announced the forthcoming international meeting of the Global Standards Collaboration Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Standardization Task force (GSC MSTF), which will be held on September 20-21, 2011, in Atlanta, Georgia. This meeting, organized by Numerex in collaboration with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), is hosted by...

2011-08-15 08:18:59

In the natural world, species that share the same ecosystem often compete for resources, resulting in the extinction of weaker competitors. A new computer model that describes the evolution of the Internet's architecture suggests something similar has happened among the layers of protocols that have survived -- and become extinct -- on the worldwide network. Understanding this evolutionary process may help computer scientists as they develop protocols to help the Internet accommodate new uses...

2011-08-05 18:30:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 240th Commencement celebration at Georgia Tech today, Ray Anderson, Founder and Chairman of Interface, Inc., was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for his work to secure a greener world for future generations and his championing of the business case for sustainability. Anderson, a 1956 alumnus who was described at the ceremony as "the greenest chief executive in America," joins the prestigious ranks of past honorary doctorate degree recipients such...

2011-08-05 10:20:52

Research has shown that sight, balance, and hearing in humans can be enhanced with the application of "white noise", or minute, random interference in the senses and this applies to the sense of touch as well. A special glove has been developed by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology which is designed to improve the wearer's sense of touch by applying a small vibration to the side of the fingertip. This improves the tactile sensitivity and motor performance, according to their...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.