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August 1, 2019
It nearly baffled researchers to see amino acids that make up life today spontaneously link up under lab conditions that mimicked those of pre-life Earth. The amino acids formed short predecessors of today's proteins even though researchers made it hard on the amino acids by adding non-biological competitor molecules. They thought the competitors would chemically out-game the biological amino acids, but instead, natural chemistry preferred the life building blocks by a very wide margin.
(From left) Georgia Congressman Tom Graves, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Thom Orlando, and postdoctoral researcher Zach Seibers in the REVEALS lab. (Photo by Renay San Miguel)
August 1, 2019
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Georgia Congressman Tom Graves this week toured the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry to get updates on the latest space exploration-related research.  
Manhattan gridlock
July 29, 2019
In a future where self-driving and other internet-connected cars share the roads with the rest of us, hackers could not only wreck the occasional vehicle but possibly compound attacks to gridlock whole cities by stalling out a limited percentage of connected cars. Physicists calculated how many stalled cars would cause how much mayhem.
Facundo Fernandez aims to illuminate the dark side of the metabolome
July 25, 2019
Physics has dark matter, a form of matter that makes up about 85% of the universe and is composed of as-yet undiscovered particles. Similarly, biology has dark molecules, the unidentified members of the metabolome, which is the totality of small molecules in living organisms.
College of Sciences brought 7% of Georgia Tech's FY2019 external funding.
July 23, 2019
College of Sciences faculty raised a historic amount of external research funding in fiscal year 2019. At $70.5 million, the FY2019 total continues the College’s steady gains in external grants for the past several years.
Apollo 11's Saturn V rocket launches July 16, 1969 (Photo by NASA)
July 19, 2019
July 20, 2019, is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. A group of Georgia Tech scientists, joined by an alumnus who helped build rockets for the mission, share their thoughts on how the Moon landing helped the cause of science in the U.S.

July 18, 2019
Biomedical engineering major student Emily Madsen uses her artistic skills to illuminate complex topics.
Cody Clements, the coral gardener
July 17, 2019
Work to  examineswhether greater diversity of coral species on reefs can help corals survive and thrive found evidence that the answer is yes. This finding could help inform broader strategies to make coral reefs more resilient in altered oceans.
Rachel Walker (center) explains her Summer REU 2019 math research (Photo by Yasmine Bassil)
July 15, 2019
The Georgia Tech School of Mathematics had its largest group of students yet for its annual Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, which recently ended with a poster session in the Skiles Classroom Building.