News Archive

  • Tech Alumna Wins International Award

    Lauren Margulieux is recognized for best Ph.D. research

    The award recognizes excellence in research in education.

  • Gravitational Waves Detected, Confirmed for Third Time

    Latest signal is from black hole nearly 3 billion light-years from Earth

    A gravitational wave signal has been detected and confirmed for the third time, this time from a black hole 3 billion light-years away.

    A gravitational wave signal has been detected and confirmed for the third time. In a paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, researchers describe the collision of two black holes that merged to form a larger black hole located about 3 billion light-years away. That’s the farthest signal yet. The black holes in the prior detections are about 1.4 billion light-years from Earth.

  • Good News for New Assisted Reproductive Tech

    Jordan lab research probes the safety of revolutionary mitochondrial replacement therapy

    Jordan lab research probes the safety of revolutionary mitochondrial replacement therapy

    Jordan lab research probes the safety of revolutionary mitochondrial replacement therapy

  • Tech researchers team up for advanced materials

    Interdisciplinary center stresses collaboration to chart future path for soft matter, polymers, interfaces, opto-electronics

    Tech researchers use collaboration to push the frontiers of advanced materials research.

    Films, gels, liquids and liquid crystals, all kinds of soft matter and polymers can be acted upon and combined for new functions and uses. Bringing intelligence to advanced materials is the goal of a new collaborative and interdisciplinary Georgia Tech research initiative known as STAMI - the Center for Science and Technology of Advanced Materials and Interfaces. 

  • 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.