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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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2010-07-15 09:49:29

Carbon sequestration Because they can remove carbon dioxide from the flue gases of coal-burning facilities such as power plants, solid materials containing amines are being extensively studied as part of potential CO2 sequestration programs designed to reduce the impact of the greenhouse gas. But although these adsorbent materials do a good job of trapping the carbon dioxide, commonly-used techniques for separating the CO2 from the amine materials "“ thereby regenerating them for re-use...

2010-06-30 13:30:00

SAN DIEGO, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) has joined forces with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) to establish the Qualcomm Augmented Reality Game Studio, a research and design center aimed at pioneering new advancements in mobile gaming and interactive media. Located on Georgia Tech's Atlanta campus, the game studio will build upon Qualcomm's newly announced augmented reality platform and related graphics technologies to...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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