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2014-01-15 14:17:15

What's likely to be the "next big thing?" What might be the most fertile areas for innovation? Where should countries and companies invest their limited research funds? What technology areas are a company's competitors pursuing? To help answer those questions, researchers, policy-makers and R&D directors study patent maps, which provide a visual representation of where universities, companies and other organizations are protecting intellectual property produced by their research. But...

2014-01-13 12:27:13

ATLANTA, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) is proud to announce its inaugural class of Industry Fellows. Launched in 2013, the Industry Fellows program is made up of a broad group of industry veterans from life sciences and technology sectors. Its objective is to help match faculty and entrepreneurs with seasoned industry professionals to aid in building successful startup companies. (Logo:...

2014-01-09 11:33:48

After 11 months of review, SURA announced the findings of a collaborative project to explore the capabilities of an open source application that assists with publishing, referencing, extracting and analyzing research data; the Dataverse Network. This pilot implementation of the Dataverse Network software was conducted as part of SURA's larger Research Data Management (RDM) initiative, an on-going collaboration between SURA member library and IT professionals. "This project has been an...

2014-01-01 16:20:08

Rocky the Bull sinks horns into defending champion Texas Tech's Raider Red to win his first-ever Capital One National Mascot of the Year® title MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The stampede of support from Rocky the Bull's rabid fans trampled Raider Red's "Wreck 'em" crew in the championship finale of the Capital One National Mascot of the Year competition. The newcomer claimed an improbable title in the 12(th) year of the storied program. (Photo:...

Imaging Technology May Unlock Childhood Disease Mystery
2013-12-30 13:34:27

Georgia Institute of Technology By the time they're two, most children have had respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and suffered symptoms no worse than a bad cold. But for some children, especially premature babies and those with underlying health conditions, RSV can lead to pneumonia and bronchitis – which can require hospitalization and have long-term consequences. A new technique for studying the structure of the RSV virion and the activity of RSV in living cells could help...

Scientists Accurately Forecasted Size And Location Of 2012 Costa Rica Earthquake
2013-12-23 07:19:58

Georgia Institute of Technology Scientists using GPS to study changes in the Earth's shape accurately forecasted the size and location of the magnitude 7.6 Nicoya earthquake that occurred in 2012 in Costa Rica. The Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica is one of the few places where land sits atop the portion of a subduction zone where the Earth's greatest earthquakes take place. Costa Rica's location therefore makes it the perfect spot for learning how large earthquakes rupture. Because...

Graphene-based Nano-antennas Could Enable Networks Of Tiny Machines
2013-12-12 18:00:25

Georgia Institute of Technology Networks of nanometer-scale machines offer exciting potential applications in medicine, industry, environmental protection and defense, but until now there's been one very small problem: the limited capability of nanoscale antennas fabricated from traditional metallic components. With antennas made from conventional materials like copper, communication between low-power nanomachines would be virtually impossible. But by taking advantage of the unique...

2013-12-02 23:24:17

Atlanta continues to be one of the epicenters of Cosplay in America with MomoCon leading the way year round. On Sunday December 8th hundreds of people in costume will come out to Centennial Olympic Park to ice skate and get their picture taken by MomoCon photographers Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 MomoCon is happy to announce the return of Cosplayers on Ice, a free photo shoot event for all ages held at Centennial Park Ice Rink in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday December 8, 2013...

2013-10-24 23:24:25

NoviFlow Teams with Leading Academic Institution to Accelerate OpenFlow 1.3-based SDN and NFV Solutions Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 NoviFlow Inc., a leading provider of high-performance OpenFlow-based switching solutions, today announced a partnering agreement with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). This collaboration is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to promote OpenFlow 1.3 based software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'