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  • Birth of Massive Black Holes in the Early Universe Revealed

    The light released from around the first massive black holes in the universe is so intense that it is able to reach telescopes across the entire expanse of the universe. Incredibly, the light from the most distant black holes (or quasars) has been traveling to us for more than 13 billion light years. However, we do not know how these monster black holes formed.    

  • The Helix, of DNA Fame, May Have Arisen with Startling Ease

    Here's a science enigma: Try to explain where the neat, even DNA/RNA helix came from. That actually might be easy. The helix probably spun around itself with complete ease long before first life evolved, as this possible RNA precursor did in a Georgia Tech lab.

  • Tech Students Honor MLK's Legacy through Service

    Teams of volunteers removed invasive plants and trash from the trails and gardens of the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, planted trees in midtown for Trees Atlanta, and removed dumped furniture and debris from the streets around the perimeter of the Hartnett Community Garden, among other endeavors.

  • Building a Better Foundation: Iris Tien Accepts the Challenge

    For Iris Tien every road, bridge, or building is a potential research project.