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Blue hole
Blue holes are underwater sinkholes scattered across Florida’s Gulf continental shelf. They vary in size, shape and depth, but most are diverse ecological hot spots. In May and September 2019, a team of scientists including School of Biological Sciences researchers explored one blue hole, dubbed “Amberjack Hole" near Sarasota. Soon, a second, deeper location, "Green Banana", will be explored.
Asymptomatic transmission
A new statistical study may help dispel lingering doubts about whether to be concerned that people without Covid-19 symptoms are spreading the disease. The asymptomatic spread of the coronavirus is likely both common and significant, authors of a new study said.
Finn and Thomas
Multistage platform combines nanoparticles and programmable chemistry in transformative approach
Membrane material could reduce carbon emissions
New membrane technology developed by a team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Imperial College London, and ExxonMobil could help reduce carbon emissions and energy intensity associated with refining crude oil. Laboratory testing suggests that this polymer membrane technology could replace some conventional heat-based distillation processes in the future.
N-95 Masks
A new study shows that ozone gas, a highly reactive chemical composed of three oxygen atoms, could provide a safe means for disinfecting certain types of personal protective equipment that are in high demand for shielding healthcare personnel from Covid-19.
Sophia Martin is president of the Georgia Tech Mental Health Student Coalition.
Martin spends her summer days working on research projects, encouraging mental health, baking, and working on various creative projects.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
The inaugural round of a new Georgia Tech-Oak Ridge National Laboratory collaborative seed program has resulted in funding for ten Institute recipients, including two Sciences graduate students. More funding is available, and all Georgia Tech Ph.D. students and postdocs in good academic standing can apply.
The team's interactive map shows the risk level of attending an event, given the event size and location (assuming 10:1 ascertainment bias). The risk level is the estimated chance (0-100%) that at least one Covid-19 positive individual will be present.
The new county-level calculator builds on the team’s interactive state-level tool, which estimates the daily risk that one or more individuals infected with Covid-19 are present in U.S. events of various sizes.
Tegra Myanna
Myanna, who joined Georgia Tech as director of the LGBTQIA Resource Center in May, shares insights and advice for students, faculty, and staff looking to connect to resources, forge new friendships, and get involved as advocates and allies.
Yendi Neil is a proud ally of the LGBTQIA community.
Neil shares what it means to be an LGBTQIA ally, and the importance of education, support, and building community.
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NIH-funded program to recruit thousands of participants to reveal impact of physical exercise at the molecular level