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2010-09-27 07:26:45

Using optically dense, ultra-cold clouds of rubidium atoms, researchers have made advances in three key elements needed for quantum information systems "“ including a technique for converting photons carrying quantum data to wavelengths that can be transmitted long distances on optical fiber telecom networks. The developments move quantum information networks "“ which securely encode information by entangling photons and atoms "“ closer to a possible prototype system....

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2010-09-20 09:52:55

Electronic biosensing technology could facilitate new era of personalized medicine Writer: John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology The multi-welled microplate, long a standard tool in biomedical research and diagnostic laboratories, could become a thing of the past thanks to new electronic biosensing technology developed by a team of microelectronics engineers and biomedical scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Essentially arrays of tiny test tubes, microplates have been used...

2010-09-10 11:37:00

NORTHRIDGE, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Contemporary Services Corporation (CSC), the world's largest event security firm, announces its new 2-year contract with Georgia Tech to provide security, ushering and ticket taking services for all home football games at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The 15th-ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets boast one of the most exciting running offenses in the country and are well on their way to a successful and winning season. Kicking off their first game with a...

2010-09-09 11:31:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- College students with disabilities such as blindness and dyslexia at 50 Georgia colleges and universities now have quicker and easier access to their alternative college textbooks as the result of a new membership in a national network, managed at Georgia Tech University, which provides the alternative college materials. The membership for Georgia's colleges and universities is funded by the Georgia Board of Regents, and will make available the...

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2010-09-09 10:49:53

A robot deceives an enemy soldier by creating a false trail and hiding so that it will not be caught. While this sounds like a scene from one of the Terminator movies, it's actually the scenario of an experiment conducted by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology as part of what is believed to be the first detailed examination of robot deception. "We have developed algorithms that allow a robot to determine whether it should deceive a human or other intelligent machine and we have...

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2010-09-02 11:30:27

Strain-gating Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new class of electronic logic device in which current is switched by an electric field generated by the application of mechanical strain to zinc oxide nanowires. The devices, which include transistors and diodes, could be used in nanometer-scale robotics, nano-electromechanical systems (NEMS), micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and microfluidic devices. The mechanical action used to initiate the strain could...

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2010-08-22 10:05:00

The Georgia Institute of Technology found that a 12-character password is more effective than an eight-character password. The researchers used clusters of graphics cards to crack eight-character passwords in less than a couple hours. However, when the team applied 12-character passwords they discovered that it would take 17,134 years to crack the password. "The length of your password in some cases can dictate the vulnerability," Joshua Davis, a research scientist at the Georgia Tech...

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2010-08-10 09:02:55

Researchers have taken one more step toward understanding the unique and often unexpected properties of graphene, a two-dimensional carbon material that has attracted interest because of its potential applications in future generations of electronic devices. In the Aug. 8 advance online edition of the journal Nature Physics, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) describe for the first time how the orbits of electrons...

2010-07-21 15:20:00

ATLANTA, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Faithful+Gould (www.fgould.com), a U.S. based construction consulting and program management firm, has been retained by the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) to complete condition assessments on facilities across the Atlanta campus. The condition assessments are a part of Faithful+Gould's dynamic strategic facility consulting (SFC) service. The assessments will focus on over 200 buildings and significant service infrastructure. Every five...

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2010-07-19 06:35:00

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have invented a painless vaccine-delivery system that may one day allow flu shots to be delivered by mail.  The new system replaces a conventional large needle with hundreds of tiny dissolvable ones embedded in a skin patch, and may even generate a better immune response than a conventional shot. The microneedles come attached to a Band-Aid like skin patch, and are so small they cannot be felt.  They scarcely...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.