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2011-04-04 23:50:00

A new study reveals that a group of ancient enzymes adapted to substantial changes in ocean temperature and acidity during the last four billion years, providing evidence that life on Early Earth evolved from a much hotter, more acidic environment to the cooler, less acidic global environment that exists today.The study found that a group of ancient enzymes known as thioredoxin were chemically stable at temperatures up to 32 degrees Celsius (58 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than their modern...

2011-04-01 14:07:00

ATLANTA, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Chapter-Public Relations Society of What: America's Annual Conference This is the Southeast's premier day of professional development for the public relations industry at an affordable price. Now in its sixth year, the Annual Conference attracts more than 150 PR professionals....

2011-03-28 08:50:00

ATLANTA, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MedShape Solutions, the industry leader in innovative shape memory orthopedic devices, today announced that it has been named as a graduate of Georgia Tech's Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC). The company will be recognized at the 2011 ATDC Startup Showcase to be held Monday, May 9 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, where emerging technology company members and graduate members have the opportunity to exhibit their...

2011-03-23 07:00:00

ATLANTA, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Assent and its self-service patient check-in and patient education solution, the PatientPad®, today has been recognized as one of the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). TAG, the state's leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia's technology industry, annually names the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in the state....

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2011-03-22 09:16:44

A new "templated growth" technique for fabricating nanoribbons of epitaxial graphene has produced structures just 15 to 40 nanometers wide that conduct current with almost no resistance. These structures could address the challenge of connecting graphene devices made with conventional architectures "“ and set the stage for a new generation of devices that take advantage of the quantum properties of electrons. "We can now make very narrow, conductive nanoribbons that have quantum...

2011-03-21 11:49:00

ATLANTA, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioMEMS, Inc., an Atlanta-based medical technology company that has developed and is commercializing a proprietary wireless sensing and communication technology for the human body, today announced that it has been chosen as one of the Top 10 Innovative Technology Companies by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). TAG, the state's leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia's technology industry, will...

2011-03-21 07:42:00

ATLANTA, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Concurrent (Nasdaq: CCUR), a global leader in video, media data and advertising solutions, has earned a spot as one of Georgia's Top 10 Innovative Technology Companies by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110317/CL67141LOGO ) The state's leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia's technology industry, TAG, annually names the Top 10 Innovative Technology...

2011-03-09 14:30:00

ATLANTA, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Time: 7:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast 8 a.m. Opening Session Begins 4 p.m. Closing Session Ends (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110308/CL60927LOGO ) Overview: During the past six years, the PRSA-Georgia Chapter's Annual Conference has become known for its impressive line-up of presenters representing major corporations and cutting-edge small businesses; local and national non-profits, and...

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2011-03-09 09:55:00

For people, being touched can initiate many different reactions from comfort to discomfort, from intimacy to aggression. But how might people react if they were touched by a robot? Would they recoil, or would they take it in stride? In an initial study, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found people generally had a positive response toward being touched by a robotic nurse, but that their perception of the robot's intent made a significant difference. The research is being...

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2011-03-08 10:27:36

Getting someone's attention can be easy with a loud noise or a shout, but what if the situation calls for a little more tact? How can a robot use subtle cues to attract a human's notice and tell when it has captured it? In a preliminary study, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that they can program a robot to understand when it gains a human's attention and when it falls short. The research is being presented today at the Human-Robot Interaction conference in...


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