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How An Elephant’s Trunk Manipulates Air to Eat and Drink

New Georgia Tech research finds that elephants dilate their nostrils in order to create more space in their trunks, allowing them to store up to 5.5 liters of water. They can also suck up three liters per second — a speed 30 times faster than a human.

Tue, Jun 1, 2021 | Read story
ASPIRE-ing to Find Fast Solutions to the Opioid Health Crisis

School of Biological Sciences’ Jeffrey Skolnick and Hongyi Zhou are part of an award-winning NIH effort to create innovative, AI-powered platforms for discovering new pain management drugs — and identify immediate solutions

Thu, May 27, 2021 | Read story
Georgia Tech Leading in the Quest for Ocean Solutions

Learn how our researchers tackle some of the ocean’s biggest problems.

Mon, May 17, 2021 | Read story
Did Earth’s Early Rise in Oxygen Support The Evolution of Multicellular Life — or Suppress It?

A new study is taking the air out of a hypothesis linking early Earth’s oxygenation to larger, more complex organisms. Georgia Tech researchers report a more complex effect

Fri, May 14, 2021 | Read story
Simple Robots, Smart Algorithms: Meet the BOBbots

Inspired by a theoretical model of particles moving around on a chessboard, new robot swarm research shows that, as magnetic interactions increase, dispersed “dumb robots” — dubbed BOBbots — can gather in compact clusters to accomplish complex tasks.

Thu, Apr 29, 2021 | Read story
Finding and Connecting Ocean Ecoregions — to Find and Conserve Marine Species

An Earth and Atmospheric Sciences research team led by Annalisa Bracco is applying new technology to decades-old data to help with marine species preservation, and to better locate and define protected areas

Wed, Apr 28, 2021 | Read story
Neha Garg Receives NSF CAREER Award to Fight Coral Reef Disease

Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease is ravaging Florida's coral reefs, with 20 out of 45 coral species in the state's waters already infected. School of Chemistry and Biochemistry assistant professor Neha Garg has received an NSF CAREER Award to battle it.

Mon, Apr 26, 2021 | Read story
Julia Kubanek Named Vice President for Interdisciplinary Research

Julia Kubanek, professor of biological sciences and chemistry and biochemistry, and associate dean for Research in Georgia Tech’s College of Sciences, has been named vice president for Interdisciplinary Research, effective July 1.

Mon, Apr 19, 2021 | Read story
Methylation Matters: Exploring Evolution and Effects on Human Brain Health

School of Biological Sciences professor Soojin Yi and her global team have uncovered new findings on the evolution of DNA methylation

Mon, Apr 5, 2021 | Read story
Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Audrey Duarte and Valerie Montgomery Rice

In celebration of Women's History Month, Georgia Tech highlights the onward and upward trajectory of nine women across campus who are shattering the traditional "glass ceiling" — carving a path for others and for equitable recognition, respect, inclusion.

Fri, Mar 26, 2021 | Read story
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Study Finds Alligator Hearts Keep Beating No Matter What

Both humans and alligators share a common four-chamber heart structure, but unlike mammals, alligators have built-in antiarrhythmic protection.

Mon, Feb 15, 2021 | Read story
We Heart Physics: Flavio Fenton on Cardiac Rhythms, Chaos, and a Mission to End Arrhythmias

Flavio Fenton’s fascinations with cardiac rhythms and electrical signals lead to innovations in 3D imaging and new research in heart sounds

Wed, Feb 10, 2021 | Read story
Collective Worm and Robot “Blobs” Protect Individuals, Swarm Together

Research into "blobs" formed by worms and robots could help developers of swarm robots better utilize emergent behavior.

Wed, Feb 10, 2021 | Read story
A Colorful Explanation for How We Remember Things

New School of Psychology research shows colors, scenes may dictate how we encode and recall certain memories

Wed, Feb 3, 2021 | Read story