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Georgia Tech Observatory Holds Final Public Night of Semester

The Georgia Tech Observatory hosts the public for the final time this academic year.

Seeing Moire in Graphene

The ability to determine the rotational orientation of graphene sheets and map strain is useful for understanding the electronic and transport properties of multiple layers of graphene, a one-atom thick form of carbon with potentially revolutionary semiconducting properties.

Sea Turtle Travel: Study Shows How Hatchlings Use their Flippers to Move Quickly on Sand

Georgia Tech researchers conducted the first field study showing how endangered loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings use their limbs to move quickly on a variety of terrains in order to reach the ocean.

Making Contact: New Study Quantifies the Electron Transport Effects of Placing Metal Contacts onto Graphene

Using large-scale supercomputer calculations, researchers have analyzed how the placement of metallic contacts on graphene changes the electron transport properties of the material as a factor of junction length, width and orientation.

Searching for Black Holes Born with Galaxies

The first-of-its-kind simulation suggests that direct formation of these black holes would be accompanied by specific kinds of intense radiation, including X-rays and ultraviolet emission that would shift to infrared by the time they reach the telescope. The black holes would also likely spawn massive metal-free stars, a finding that was unexpected.

Center for Teaching and Learning Recognizes Sciences Faculty for Educational Excellence

Nearly 50 College of Sciences faculty are receiving Center for Teaching and Learning awards for excellence in teaching.  

What’s Creating Galaxy-Spanning Cold Gas Filaments in Galaxy Clusters? Research Points to Burps from Supermassive Black Holes

Two Georgia Tech physicists may have come up with an answer for how cold gas filaments can stretch for tens of thousands of light-years from the super hot centers of galaxy clusters. 

A "Gut Reaction" to Georgia Tech Biology Research

The National Science Foundation's "Discovery Files" radio feature has highlighted the work of Brian Hammer, Will Ratcliff, Samuel Brown, and Peter Yunker in a 90-second audio feature titled "A Gut Reaction." The feature was based on a paper published on Feb. 6, 2017 in the journal Nature Communications. 

Simple Linking of Units Gives Legged Robots New Way to Navigate Difficult Terrain

Researchers are working to develop simple, low-cost, legged robots capable of linking and unlinking to accomplish tasks, such as gap traversal, stair climbing, and object transport over uneven terrains.