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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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2011-03-07 11:05:45

When people communicate, the way they move has as much to do with what they're saying as the words that come out of their mouths. But what about when robots communicate with people? How can robots use non-verbal communication to interact more naturally with humans? Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found that when robots move in a more human-like fashion, with one movement leading into the next, that people can not only better recognize what the robot is doing, but they can...

2011-02-25 15:15:54

By studying seismographs from the earthquake that hit Chile last February, earth scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found a statistically significant increase of microearthquakes in central California in the first few hours after the main shock. The observation provides an additional support that seismic waves from distant earthquakes could also trigger seismic events on the other side of the earth. The results may be found online in the journal Geophysical Research...

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2011-02-21 09:45:00

A group of chemical compounds used by a species of tropical seaweed to ward off fungus attacks may have promising antimalarial properties for humans. The compounds are part of a unique chemical signaling system that seaweeds use to battle enemies "“ and that may provide a wealth of potential new pharmaceutical compounds. Using a novel analytical process, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found that the complex antifungal molecules are not distributed evenly across the...

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2011-01-17 10:38:09

Researchers are using inexpensive components from ordinary liquid crystal display (LCD) projectors to control the brain and muscles of tiny organisms, including freely moving worms. Red, green and blue lights from a projector activate light-sensitive microbial proteins that are genetically engineered into the worms, allowing the researchers to switch neurons on and off like light bulbs and turn muscles on and off like engines. Use of the LCD technology to control small animals advances the...

2011-01-15 00:00:43

Women leaders, including CTS Business Development Manager Cara Turano, from Atlanta's top companies join the ranks of WIT's leadership development program graduates in December graduation ceremonies Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 13, 2011 Women in Technology is announcing today its newest graduates for the 2010 Executive Coaching and Careers in Action Leadership Foundations programs. WIT's Executive Coaching combines individual coaching and small-group training to help technology women in...

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2010-12-27 08:21:25

By Abby Vogel Robinson, Georgia Institute of Technology Researchers have developed a microfluidic device that automatically orients hundreds of fruit fly and other embryos to prepare them for research. The device could facilitate the study of such issues as how organisms develop their complex structures from single cells -- one of the most fascinating aspects of biology. Scientists know that among an embryo's first major developments is the establishment of its dorsoventral axis, which runs...

2010-12-16 14:31:17

The South could pay less for its electricity in 20 years than is currently projected if strong public policies are enacted to spur renewable energy production and use, according to a report released today by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Duke University. The 190-page report, "Renewable Energy in the South," builds on a short policy brief released last summer and provides an in-depth assessment of the scope of renewable energy resources in the South and their economic...

2010-12-16 11:58:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today that Marci McCarthy, President and CEO, has been featured as a contributor in CLIMB: Leading Women In Technology Share Their Journeys To Success. The book, a Women in Technology (WIT) publication, features more than 60 profiles of leaders influencing Atlanta's business, academic and technology landscapes, including Women of the Year in...

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2010-12-15 11:07:28

Interactions between proteins are at the heart of cellular processes, and those interactions depend on the interfaces where the direct physical contact occurs. A new study published this week suggests that there may be roughly a thousand structurally-distinct protein-protein interfaces "“ and that their structures depend largely on the simple physics of the proteins. Believed to be the first systematic study of the nature of the protein-protein interfaces, the research could help...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'