News Archive

  • Tech Study Stands Up for Flamingos' Unique Pose

    The big pink birds stand, sleep on one leg to relax, Tech research suggests

    Tech researchers have a new theory on why flamingos stand and sleep on one leg.

    In findings that could mean better robots and prosthetics, Georgia Tech researchers show it is biomechanically possible for flamingos to stand and even sleep on one leg with little muscle effort.

  • In Search of the Goldilocks of Black Holes

    Gravitational waves data suggest they are rare

    Analysis of gravitational waves data by hundreds of scientists so far reveals no collisions from mid-sized black holes.

    Black holes can be divided into three classes according to mass. On the low end are those with masses 10 times that of the sun. Examples are the two black holes whose merger generated the first gravitational wave to be detected. On the high end are black holes that are a million times as massive as the sun. Evidence for them comes from NASA images. For the Goldilocks black holes, with masses in between, no hard proof exists to date. 

  • Smoke from Wildfires Can Have Lasting Climate Impact

    Researchers have found that carbon particles released into the air from burning trees and other organic matter are much more likely than previously thought to travel to the upper levels of the atmosphere, where they can interfere with rays from the sun.

  • 2017 Summer Programs in the College of Sciences

    Four schools host undergraduate and high school students for research and job experiences

    Dozens of students from around the U.S. are spending spend part of summer 2017 in Georgia Tech in research or internship programs.

    Eighty undergraduate students will today begin several weeks of research, culminating in capstone activities in July. Another eight high school students will arrive in July for a four-week job experience program.

  • School of Math Welcomes 20 Undergrad Summer Researchers

    Thanks to funding by the National Science Foundation

    NSF-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs brings undergrads to Georgia Tech for math research.

    Two Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs will take place in the School of Mathematics from May 22 through July 12, 2017.  Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), REU programs provide opportunities for undergraduate students to work closely with faculty and other researchers on a real-world research topic. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.

  • Rising Temperatures Threaten Stability of Tibetan Alpine Grasslands

    A warming climate could affect the stability of alpine grasslands in Asia's Tibetan Plateau.

    A warming climate could affect the stability of alpine grasslands in Asia’s Tibetan Plateau, threatening the ability of farmers and herders to maintain the animals that are key to their existence, and potentially upsetting the ecology of an area in which important regional river systems originate, says a new study by researchers in China and the United States. 

  • Gender, Psychology, and Justice

    The Mental Health of Women and Girls in the Legal System

    The book examines the experiences of women and girls in the justice system.

    Julie R. Ancis, associate vice president for Institute Diversity and adjunct professor in the School of Psychology, is the co-editor of a new book, "Gender, Psychology, and Justice: The Mental Health of Women and Girls in the Legal System." 

  • Meet 2017 Spring Graduate Madison Young

    Advice to new students: Time management is the key to unlocking success

    Madison Young was able to balance academics and athletics at Georgia Tech.

    She was recruited for her athletic skills in diving, but Madison Young also showed her academic A-game while at Georgia Tech.

  • High Temperature Step-by-Step Process Makes Graphene from Ethene

    Researchers have developed a new way to produce single-layer graphene from a simple precursor: ethene.

    An international team of scientists has developed a new way to produce single-layer graphene from a simple precursor: ethene – also known as ethylene – the smallest alkene molecule, which contains just two atoms of carbon. 

  • K-12 Students Take Part in “A Day of Light” Workshop

    A team of volunteers led by Sean Rodrigues, a Ph.D. student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Georgia Tech, held a mini workshop series titled "A Day of Light" that introduced K-12 students to the field of optics.

    A team of volunteers put together by Sean Rodrigues, a Ph.D. student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Georgia Tech, held a mini workshop series titled "A Day of Light" that aimed to both unify the concept of optics to K-12 students and to introduce them to career pathways in the field.