Researchers develop inkjet-based circuits at fraction of time and cost

Researchers from Georgia Tech, the University of Tokyo and Microsoft Research have developed a novel method to rapidly and cheaply make electrical circuits by printing them with commodity inkjet printers and off-the-shelf materials. For about $300 in equipment costs, anyone can produce working electrical circuits in the 60 seconds it takes to print them.

Apple Store's malware problem exposed by researchers

Georgia Tech researchers released an app into the Apple Store that masked malware as generic app functions. The exploit creates concerns about the migration of PC viruses to mobile, Apple's app vetting procedures, and the general way we protect our phones for attacks.  

Bacteria found thriving in troposphere

Large numbers of microorganisms, mostly bacteria, have been discovered five miles up in the sky.

Clays - signs of water - are 'widespread' on Mars

Clay minerals - rocks that usually form when water is present for long periods of time - cover much more of Mars than previously thought, say Georgia Institute of Technology scientists.

Hopping robots could consume less energy

Robots could use a tenth of current power requirements by using a rather odd two-part jump.

Swarms of micro-robots could one day carry cargo

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have worked out how to create tiny robots, just a few microns long, that can swim through liquids such as water and could one day be used for everything from drug delivery to construction.

Team gives ancient life another chance to evolve

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are attempting to repeat the path of evolution by taking a gene from an ancient organism and watching it evolve.

One in seven work emails 'just gossip'

Almost 15 percent of emails sent at work amount to no more than gossip, say Georgia Tech computer scientists.

New technology to detect radioactive materials

Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have created a new prototype radiation detection device for use at ports, border crossings, airports and elsewhere.

How celebrities spread Twitter's biggest-ever story

Steve Martin and Kim Kardashian drove the breaking of the news of Osama bin Laden's death.

New process promises cheap, flexible electronics

Televisions as thin and flexible as a sheet of paper could be on the way, thanks to a new technique for printing electronics.

Volcanic activity detected on Greek island

The volcanic Greek island of Santorini - named by the BBC as the world's best island last year - appears to be working up to an eruption, its first for over 60 years.

Loss of Arctic ice causes snowy northern winters

Colder-than-usual winters in the US and Europe could be caused by the shrinking of ice cover in the Arctic.           

Eyes-free texting could aid visially impaired

Braille could become the new craze at school, thanks to a new app that lets people text without looking - leaving teachers in the dark about messages flying around the class.

Quarter of tweets 'not worth reading'

A quarter? Seriously, only a quarter? But that's the proportion of tweets that Twitter users say are a waste of time.

Search-and-rescue robot inspired by snakes

After months spent at Zoo Atlanta, an engineer at Georgia Tech says he's created a robot for search and rescue missions based on the way snakes move.   

Vibrating glove delivers super-sensitive touch

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a glove with a special fingertip designed to improve the wearer's sense of touch.

Tidal map pinpoints power potential in U.S.


The tides can be a great source of energy, as evidenced by recent news on the Scottish tidal turbines.

Device harvests energy from ambient TV signals

Researchers have created a new energy-harvesting device that can draw power from sources such as radio and television transmitters, cell phone networks and satellite communications systems.

Tool lets users manage internet speeds

As US broadband providers move towards usage-based pricing plans,  Georgia Tech researchers are launching a tool allowing users to make sure they're getting the service they're paying for.