The Advanced Concepts Laboratory at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is tasked with finding innovative, custom-made solutions to address some of the biggest challenges confronting its portfolio of clients, which include the U.S. Department of Defense, intelligence agencies, and private industry. This installment of the Faces of Research…

About 15% of the U.S. population – some 37 million people – live with chronic kidney disease. But most of them don’t know they have it until the disease progresses to a later, serious stage. That’s because early on, there are few, if any, symptoms. “Another big challenge is, even though kidney disease is so prevalent, it remains an understudied…

The Lunar Flashlight is small for a satellite, but could be big for research. NASA plans to launch Lunar Flashlight, a small satellite (SmallSat) about the size of a briefcase that will use lasers to search for water ice inside craters at the Moon’s unexplored South Pole. NASA says that the Lunar Flashlight, traveling aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9…

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) aims to improve the human condition through our research and solutions. We advance technology daily and provide innovative solutions that positively impact the state, nation, and world. GTRI’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) Raj Vuchatu embodies this mission in both his role at GTRI and his volunteer…

New research released this week reveals the process used by third party advertisers to target online users can be viewed or manipulated by online adversaries using only their target's email address.     A four-person team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), and New York University (NYU)…

Vibrating tiny robots could revolutionize research. Individual robots can work collectively as swarms to create major advances in everything from construction to surveillance, but microrobots’ small scale is ideal for drug delivery, disease diagnosis, and even surgeries. Despite their potential, microrobots’ size often means they have limited…

This story by Mike Scott is shared with the Case Western Reserve University newsroom. New research suggests the “growth mindset” strategy favored by some educators to improve student performance hasn’t lived up to its promise—resulting in time and effort dedicated to growth mindsets in the classroom without meaningful gains in grades or test…

Discrimination in the workplace has been the subject of research for many years. Much work has been done to identify and examine its effects as it relates to race, gender, and ethnicity, while even more work in this area is required. Adding to the body of research on this topic, faculty from the Georgia Tech Scheller College of…

Absolics, Inc., a subsidiary of SKC Co., broke ground on a new semiconductor manufacturing facility in Covington, Georgia, on November 1. The $600 million facility will produce a revolutionary glass substrate that can “significantly increase the performance and energy efficiency of chipsets.” It is expected to create more than 400 skilled jobs in…