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Alpha Centauri AB
November 20, 2019
There's new hope that advanced beings may exist on exoplanets. A new study on the dynamics of axis tilts of exoplanets in Goldilocks zones says about 87% of planets like Earth in two-star, or binary, systems should have axes conducive to the evolution of complex life. But in the star system nearest us, Alpha Centauri AB, the study pours some water on those hopes.
David Hu, professor in the School of Biological Sciences
November 20, 2019
The first book from David Hu, professor in the School of Biological Sciences, continues to collect honors following its November 2018 publication. "How to Walk On Water and Climb Up Walls: Animal Movement and Robots of the Future" has been selected as a finalist for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)/Suburu SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books in the Young Adult Science Book category.  
Susan Lozier in front of Tech Tower
November 19, 2019
Georgia Tech College of Sciences Dean Susan Lozier, is continuing her physical oceanography research as she takes the reins of her administrative duties in Tech Tower. She talks about her studies of “the global ocean conveyor belt,” her plans to get back to the ocean in 2020, and her commitment to mentorship. 
All smiles for the Frances O. Hite Scholarship Endowment (Courtesy of Bruce Hite)
November 18, 2019
Georgia Tech alumnus Bruce L. Hite formed the endowment in loving memory of his wife, Frances “Fran” Orr Hite. Bruce graduated from Georgia Tech in 1972 with a B.S. in building construction.
Chart of E. coli infections
November 18, 2019
Using advanced metagenomics techniques, researchers have found that conventional culture-based lab tests may misdiagnose as many as half of the microbial causes of diarrheal diseases in children. The study, based on samples from Ecuadorian children, also found that a common strain of the E. coli bacterium may be more virulent than previously believed.
Nabojeet Das (right) and Zoey
November 14, 2019
Nabojeet Das, a first-year biology major, wins quiz 8 of ScienceMatters Season 3.
Pamela Peralta-Yahya with Ph.D. student Emily Yasi and research associate Widianti Sugianto (Photo by Renay San Miguel)
November 13, 2019
Scientists at Georgia Tech have identified three antimicrobial agents—including hordenine, a compound in malted barley—that increase the motility of colon cells, which may result in your need to head to the restroom.Scientists at Georgia Tech have identified three antimicrobial agents—including hordenine, a compound in malted barley—that increase the motility of colon cells, which may result in your need to head to the restroom.
Lewis Wheaton
November 13, 2019
Lewis Wheaton, associate professor in the School of Biological Sciences, won a council seat in Smyrna Ward 7 after the Nov. 5 elections. He ran on supporting local schools, limiting density, and attracting retail businesses.
JC Gumbart, associate professor in the School of Physics.
November 12, 2019
Scientists use computers simulations to recreate the birth of stars and black holes. James “JC” Gumbart, an associate professor in the School of Physics, goes in the other direction: He uses powerful hardware and software to chart the possible paths of molecules like proteins in hopes of finding solutions to problems like antibiotic-resistant bacteria. 

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