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2014-06-10 08:22:53

Paper Chemistry Foundation Gift Supports Future of Forest Bioproducts Research and Education ATLANTA, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Georgia Institute of Technology has received a $43.6 million gift from the Institute of Paper Chemistry Foundation (IPCF). This major grant, one of the single largest gifts in Georgia Tech's history, affirms the Institute's position as a leading driver of the future of the forest bioproducts industry. "We are extremely grateful to the...

Access4Kids Created To Help Children With Disabilities Access Tablets
2012-12-11 16:51:46

Georgia Tech Imagine not being able to touch a touch-screen device. Tablets and smartphones–with all their educational, entertaining and social benefits–would be useless. Researchers at Georgia Tech are trying to open the world of tablets to children whose limited mobility makes it difficult for them to perform the common pinch and swipe gestures required to control the devices. Ayanna Howard, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and graduate student Hae Won...

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...

2009-09-17 07:22:00

MELBOURNE, Fla. and ATLANTA, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has signed an agreement to make a $2 million donation to the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). The gift, made through the Harris Foundation, will help support a capital campaign for construction of a new ECE headquarters and the renovation of the school's 47-year-old Van...

2008-02-12 09:55:00

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a strategy to capture, store and eventually recycle carbon from vehicles to prevent the pollutant from finding its way from a car tailpipe into the atmosphere. Georgia Tech researchers envision a zero emission car, and a transportation system completely free of fossil fuels.Technologies to capture carbon dioxide emissions from large-scale sources such as power plants have recently gained some impressive scientific ground, but...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.