Georgia Tech

Facebook kills AI that invented its own language because English was slow

Some wonderful things are in development because of advances made in artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies. At the same time, …

Artificial Intelligence

Robots Could Act as Ethical Mediators Between Patients and Caregivers

Most of the discussion around robots and ethics lately has been about whether autonomous cars will decide to run over the nearest kitten or a …

Robots

Duals with Mizzou and Auburn Highlight South Carolina 2017-18 Season

The South Carolina Gamecocks have announced their schedule for the upcoming 2017-18 NCAA season.<p>Their season will begin with the women traveling to …

South Carolina

4-Star OLB Richard Jibunor Reveals Top 9 On Twitter

He is still considering schools from the ACC and the SEC.<p>Athens (Ga.) Christian four-star outside linebacker Richard Jibunor cut his list of 16 …

College & University

Enagbare chooses South Carolina over Georgia and Georgia Tech

It was down to Georgia and Georgia Tech, the two in-state schools before Kingley Enagbare took a visit back to Columbia (S.C.) last weekend.<p>At one …

College & University

Venables on the shovel pass: When we stone it, zoom in on me

SUNSET – Want to get Clemson defensive coordinator riled up? Mention the Pitt game and the shovel pass, and Venables’ intensity will ratchet up two …

College Football

Tennessee football: Mercedes-Benz Stadium roof won’t be ready for Vols opener vs Georgia Tech

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 14: A general veiw of the new Mercedes- Benz Stadium prior to the game of the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks on January …

College Football

The bizarre physics of fire ants

Why engineers at Georgia Tech are studying ants.<p>Red imported fire ants are regarded as pests throughout the Southern US, where they’ve thrived since they were inadvertently introduced from South America in the 1930s or ’40s.<p>But at a Georgia Tech laboratory, the question at hand is not how to get …

Freeway commuters breathe dirtier air than previously thought

Rush hour just got a lot worse. A new study finds that freeway pollution is twice as toxic than air just off the roadway. And air during the morning …

Pollution

Four-star point guard Kira Lewis receives 2019 offer from Georgia Tech

College & University

Georgia Tech's Eubanks advances past Fritz at Atlanta Open

Georgia Tech senior Christopher Eubanks made the most of his wild-card entry into the Atlanta Open, earning an opening-round 7-6, 6-4 win over fellow American Taylor Fritz on Tuesday.<p>Eubanks, the two-time Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, held serve throughout the match — winning the …

Tennis

Georgia State Official Could Get $100K Pay Hike in Part for Fixing Bridge

ATLANTA—Georgia is considering a 40% salary increase for the state’s transportation commissioner, in part to reward his handling of repairs to a section of highway that collapsed in a giant fire in March.<p>Russell McMurry’s salary would jump to $350,000 a year from $250,000 currently under the …

Universities, hoping to sway millennials, are now opening innovation hubs for undergraduates

s<p>A few years ago, Raghupathy Sivakumar, a computer science professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, realized he had a problem.<p>An undergraduate …

Innovation

Beyond The Nasty Needle: Trying To Make Vaccines More Comfy And Convenient

Support the news<p>News this summer of a flu vaccine patch sparked a lot of chatter. Could getting vaccinated be as easy as putting on a bandage? Could …

Public Health

Antivirus for Android Has a Long, Long Way To Go

Antivirus programs on PCs have a mixed track record. While generally useful, they still have to play catch-up with evolving threats–and their deep …

Information Security

Ask the Coastal: What Georgia Tech players stuck out to you?

At the ACC Kickoff last week in Charlotte, N.C., the AJC asked a series of questions of Georgia Tech’s opponents in the Coastal Division. In the …

College & University

Justin Fuente set the bar high in his Virginia Tech debut. Can he clear it in 2017?

The Hokies could win the division again, but it won’t be any easier this time.<p>Virginia Tech Hokies<p><b>Head coach</b>: Fuente (10-4, second year)<p><b>2016 record and S&P+ ranking</b>: 10-4 (17th)<p><b>Projected 2017 record and S&P+ ranking</b>: 8-4 (25th)<p><b>Biggest strength:</b> The defense returns a ton of play-makers in the back …

College Football

Basketball Recruiting Update: BPJ, Carrigan Explode

The Plot Thickens<p><b>Bryan Penn-Johnson</b><p>C; Wasatch Academy, UT; 6’10”, 200<p>Scout: 4 stars, #98 overall; 247 Sports: 4 stars, #39 overall; ESPN: 4 stars<p>For …

College & University

Scouting the opponent: Georgia

<b>THE SKINNY ON UGA’S DEFENSE</b><p>Under coordinator Mel Tucker, Georgia finished last season ranked No. 16 nationally in total defense — No. 3 in the SEC. …

College Football

How do fire ants form amazing towers and rafts without a master plan?

Researchers identified simple behavioral rules that allow these tiny creatures to collaboratively build elaborate structures, with no one in …

Agriculture

What does 4G sound like? Robotic instrument turns mobile data into music

Why it matters to you<p>Our lives are becoming increasingly connected. This installation helps put that in perspective by turning data usage into …

ACC Releases 2017-18 Conference Opponents

<b>- The ACC</b><p>The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced the 18 conference matchups for each of its 15 men’s basketball teams for the 2017-18 season.<p>The …

College Basketball

SEC East: Each team’s 5 best wins in past decade, plus 2017 possibilities

Depending on the school and opponents, these are the kinds of game that you ask someone where they were when the game happened. Often, these wins are …

College Football

Here Are The 6 ‘Power 5’ Schools That Ohio State Has Never Played

Let’s take a look at the six ‘Power 5’ schools that Ohio State has never played.<p>While schools try to mix up their non-conference scheduling as much …

College Football

Miami Hurricanes get four players on All-ACC Preseason Football Team | Miami Herald

Defending national champ Clemson led all Atlantic Coast Conference schools Wednesday with five players selected to the All-ACC Preseason Football …

Sports

Whats in a Number?

<b>July 19, 2017</b><p>THE FLATS - For the first time in several years, none of Georgia Tech’s returning basketball players is changing his jersey number. All …

College Basketball

Mechanical ‘smart stairs’ provide assistance with each step

Why it matters to you<p>Smart steps could be a useful rehab tool for people with reduced mobility.<p>Have you ever used one of those assisted pull-up …

Gear & Gadgets

'AVPass' Sneaks Malware Past Android Antivirus Apps

Researchers at Black Hat USA will release a toolset that studies and then cheats specific Android AV apps.<p>A team of researchers from Georgia Tech …

Information Security

Fire ants can build complex towers to get out of trouble

Some of the biggest scientific discoveries happen by accident. Velcro, X-rays, pace makers, vulcanized rubber—all were discovered by chance. Some of the smallest discoveries happen by accident too. Ant-sized ones.<p>Scientists at Georgia Tech were trying to figure out how ants built themselves into …

Assistive stairs are the next best thing to a home escalator

Can be used on existing staircases for the mobility-impaired<p>Researchers have developed an energy-recycling mechanical staircase they hope will one day help older adults or those who are mobility-impaired. The device uses little power and can be placed on existing staircases to make climbing and …

Robotics