Tag: Georgia Institute of Technology

Cosmic slurp: Predicting black hole eating binges

Georgia Tech researchers use supercomputers to understand and predict signs of black holes swallowing starsSomewhere out in the cosmos an ordinary galaxy spins, seemingly...

Personal Touch Signature Makes Mobile Devices More Secure

New system provides security by monitoring how user touches the screen Passwords, gestures and fingerprint scans are all helpful ways to keep a thief from...

Face It: Instagram Pictures With Faces are More Popular

Like them or not, there’s more proof that selfies aren’t going away any time soon. Georgia Institute of Technology and Yahoo Labs researchers looked...

Self-administration of flu vaccine with a patch may be on its...

The annual ritual of visiting a doctor's office or health clinic to receive a flu shot may soon be outdated, thanks to the findings...

Solar-Induced Hybrid Fuel Cell Produces Electricity Directly from Biomass

Although low temperature fuel cells powered by methanol or hydrogen have been well studied, existing low temperature fuel cell technologies cannot directly use biomass...

Study Finds Phrases that Pay on Kickstarter

Researchers at Georgia Tech studying the burgeoning phenomenon of crowdfunding have learned that the language used in online fundraising hold surprisingly predictive power about...

Footsteps into electricty: Triboelectric generators capture world’s wasted power

With one stomp of his foot, Zhong Lin Wang illuminates a thousand LED bulbs – with no batteries or power cord. The current comes...

Tongue-Controlled Wheelchair Beats Popular Navigation System

After a diving accident left Jason DiSanto paralyzed from the neck down in 2009, he had to learn how to navigate life from a...

Study: ‘Brain training’ may boost working memory, but not intelligence

Brain training games, apps, and websites are popular and it's not hard to see why — who wouldn't want to give their mental abilities...

Putting a face on a robot

What does the assistive robot of the future look like? It depends.A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology finds that older and...

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