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  • Cold Suns, Warm Exoplanets and Methane Blankets

    Three billion years ago, the sun shone weaker, but Earth stayed surprisingly warm. Carl Sagan thought a greenhouse effect must have been to thank for what was called the "faint young Sun paradox." A model built on 359 chemical processes has finally arrived at scenarios with a reasonable chance of producing enough methane to do the trick of warming a planet threatened by deep-freeze.

  • Hidden Georgia Tech: Architectural Details II

    Part Two of this three-part essay on architectural details will explore buildings in the center of campus and a few along — or close to — Ferst Drive.

  • University System Honors Tech Staff Members

    This year, two individuals and two teams were honored by the University System of Georgia for dedication to excellence and service to the campus community and beyond.

  • The Force is Strong: Amputee Controls Individual Prosthetic Fingers

    Luke Skywalker’s bionic hand is a step closer to reality for amputees in this galaxy. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created an ultrasonic sensor that allows amputees to control each of their prosthetic fingers individually. It provides fine motor hand gestures that aren’t possible with current commercially available devices.