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Finding the 'Goldilocks' level of enthusiasm for business pitches

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers found how long an entrepreneur displays the highest level of excitement during a pitch also plays a major role in predicting success in receiving funding.
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From IKEA to Home Depot, major companies are offering 'intrapreneurship' programs that let top talent lead their own startup-like projects. Here's how they work.

Home Depot, IKEA, and Accenture are examples of major companies with innovation labs. The labs are designed to attract the brightest minds in technology, giving them a place to channel their entrepreneurial spirit with the security of working for an established organization. Companies benefit as well, because they're less likely to lose their top talent to the startup world. Alphabet, Google's parent company, has a famous innovation lab called X. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stor...
Tags: Google, Amazon, US, Trends, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington Dc, Ikea, Marriott, Columbia University, Accenture, Copenhagen, VentureBeat, Georgia Tech, Georgia Institute of Technology, Markham


Jewelry Could Replace Contraceptive Pills and Implants

Developed by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a tiny patch might change the future of contraception. Potentially replacing traditional options for birth control (from pills to IUDs and implants), the small contraceptive patch will administer contraceptive drugs through consistent skin contact and therefore can be attached to accessories—from earring backs to the back of a watch. Engineer Mark Prausnitz says, “The more contraceptive …
Tags: Health, Jewelry, Accessories, Science, Design, Medicine, Watches, Birth Control, Linkaboutit, Contraceptives, Georgia Institute of Technology, Mark Prausnitz


Morphing origami takes a new shape, expanding use possibilities

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a new type of origami that can morph from one pattern into a different one, or even a hybrid of two patterns, instantly altering many of its structural characteristics.
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AI agent offers rationales using everyday language to explain its actions

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers, in collaboration with Cornell University and University of Kentucky, have developed an artificially intelligent (AI) agent that can automatically generate natural language explanations in real-time to convey the motivations behind its actions.
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Looking West by Albert Nasib Badre [A Review]

I'm always excited to read a book a bit outside my usual reading tastes. I think that's the challenge and the excitement of being open to reviewing books. So, thanks to WOW! Women on Writing and the amazing blog tour set up by Crystal, I had the chance to read the book Looking West by Albert Nasib Badre.Here's a bit about the book:In 1960, the Badre family emigrates from Beirut, Lebanon to the United States, a dream come true for fourteen-year-old Nasib. Nasib struggles to assimilate as a tee...
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Durability vs. recyclability: Dueling goals in making electronics more sustainable

Research released by a team at Georgia Institute of Technology, where researchers looked into the impact of government policies put in place to reduce the amount of electronics waste filling up landfills.
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Georgia Tech Data Breach Exposes 1.3 Million Users' Personal Data

The Georgia Institute of Technology, well known as Georgia Tech, has confirmed a data breach that has exposed personal information of 1.3 million current and former faculty members, students, staff and student applicants. In a brief note published Tuesday, Georgia Tech says an unknown outside entity gained "unauthorized access" to its web application and accessed the University’s central [Author: [email protected] (Mohit Kumar)]
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Adhesive formed from bee spit and flower oil could form basis of new glues

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology are looking to a bee 'glue' as a model for a bioinspired adhesive because of its unique properties and ability to remain sticky through a range of conditions.
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We Are One Step Closer To Birth Control Jewelry 

Currently, when it comes to not getting pregnant, the burden falls almost entirely on women. And unless you’ve had a harrowingly painful IUD insertion, a lot of commonly used methods require consistent use for peak effectiveness. That’s why researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology want women to have the…Read more...
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A new study found that self-driving vehicles may have a harder time detecting people with dark skin, and it could point to a bigger issue with how the technology is tested

A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology suggests autonomous driving systems may have more difficulty detecting pedestrians with dark skin than those with light skin. The researchers analyzed how effective image-detection systems were at identifying light-skinned and dark-skinned pedestrians. On average, the image-detection systems were 5% less accurate at detecting dark-skinned pedestrians. The researchers suggested that the difference could result from not having enough dark-ski...
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Self-Driving Cars May Hit People With Darker Skin More Often, Study Finds

According to a new paper from the Georgia Institute of Technology, autonomous cars could disproportionately endanger pedestrians with darker skin, a troubling sign of how AI can inadvertently reproduce prejudices from the wider world. Futurism reports: [In the paper, the researchers] detail their investigation of eight AI models used in state-of-the-art object detection systems. These are the systems that allow autonomous vehicles to recognize road signs, pedestrians, and other objects. They tes...
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Researchers use machine learning to more quickly analyze key capacitor materials

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology are using machine learning to ultimately find ways to build more capable capacitors.
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Georgia Tech scientists figured out how maggots can eat so much, so fast (ars technica)

Enlarge / Studying the collective feeding behavior of black soldier fly larvae. (credit: Hu lab/Georgia Tech) How do the larvae of black soldier flies eat so much, so fast, despite their tiny size? Scientists at Georgia Tech have been studying this "collective feeding" behavior and found that one strategy for maximizing the larvae's feeding rate involves forming maggot "fountains." The scientists described the results in a recent paper in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, along with ...
Tags: News, Washington Dc, Georgia Tech, Jennifer Ouellette, Georgia Institute of Technology, David Hu, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Olga Shishkov


New $1 birth control patch works in seconds, lasts for a month, researchers claim

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers made a contraceptive patch that only needs to be on skin for seconds; it could be for sale in 5 years.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Watch an Elephant Named Kelly Scoop Cereal Into Her Mouth in Easily the Best Study of 2018

Scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology wanted to find out. Understanding these advanced trunk mechanics could inspire the development of future robots that more efficiently grip and move things like sand and gravel, the researchers wrote in a study published Oct.1 in the Journal of The Royal Society Interface. Plus — answering this question meant the researchers got to work with a really cool African elephant named Kelly for several weeks last summer.
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Shape-shifting origami could help antenna systems adapt on the fly

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have devised a method for using an origami-based structure to create radio frequency filters that have adjustable dimensions, enabling the devices to change which signals they block throughout a large range of frequencies.
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Growing pile of human and animal waste harbors threats, opportunities

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are highlighting another effect from animals raised for food and the humans who eat them: the fecal matter they all leave behind.
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Get dressed!

Computer scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Google Brain, Google's artificial intelligence research arm, have devised a novel computational method, driven by machine learning techniques, to successfully and realistically simulate the multi-step process of putting on clothes. The new method will be presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2018
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Cotton-based hybrid biofuel cell could power implantable medical devices

(Georgia Institute of Technology) A glucose-powered biofuel cell that uses electrodes made from cotton fiber could someday help power implantable medical devices such as pacemakers and sensors. The new fuel cell, which provides twice as much power as conventional biofuel cells, could be paired with batteries or supercapacitors to provide a hybrid power source for the medical devices.
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These Animated AI Bots Learned to Dress Themselves, Awkwardly

The ability to put our clothes on each day is something most of us take for granted, but as computer scientists from Georgia Institute of Technology recently found out, it’s a surprisingly complicated task—even for artificial intelligence. Read more...
Tags: Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Ai, Computer Animation, Georgia Institute of Technology, Reinforcement Learning, Computer Graphics


The Mysteries of Animal Movement

A scientist’s unfettered curiosity leads him to investigate the physics at work in some very odd corners of the natural world.
Tags: News, Animals, Animal Behavior, Ants, Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States Army, Hu, David L, Robots and Robotics, Animal Movement


Littlejohn hires two and promotes one

Littlejohn & Co. LLC has hired Beth Pollack and Thomas Bennet as vice presidents. Also, the Greenwich, Connecticut-based investment firm promoted Bart Stout to vice president. Previously, Pollack was at Marble Ridge Capital while Bennet, who recently rejoined Littlejohn having started his career there in 2011, was at ScenarioTwo. And, Stout joined Littlejohn in 2011. PRESS RELEASE GREENWICH, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Littlejohn & Co., LLC (“Littlejohn”), a private investment firm based in Greenwich,...
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Looking back in time to watch for a different kind of black hole

A simulation done by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology has suggested what astronomers should look for if they search the skies for a direct collapse black hole in its early stages.
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Space investors are coming to Disrupt SF 2018

In the past couple decades, Elon Musk’s efforts with SpaceX have partially kicked off a space race in the VC-funded rocket startup scene. At Disrupt SF 2018, we’re thrilled to host a panel of some of Silicon Valley’s top investors whose firms are eying the stars. Rob Coneybeer from Shasta Ventures, Tess Hatch from Bessemer Venture Partners and Matt Ocko from DCVC will all be joining us to discuss their points of view on the commercial space industry and where the major opportunities lie fo...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Stanford, San Francisco, Tech, Silicon Valley, Boeing, Bessemer Venture Partners, Shasta Ventures, Bessemer, Georgia Institute of Technology, Martin Marietta, Moscone Center West


Fifteen grants to support computing research for undergraduate women

Ayanna Howard, Professor and Chair of the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, wouldn’t be where she is today without her undergraduate research experiences at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Growing up, Ayanna seemed to have a knack for math, puzzles, computers and gaming. By the time she started college, she had figured out her passion for robotics, and became a summer intern at JPL. The hands-on research experiences, the formation of a strong network...
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The World’s Fastest Creature Is Not What You Think

When it comes to naming the world’s fastest creature, it’s tempting to think of peregrine falcons, cheetahs, or marlins, but as researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology are apt to point out, we mustn’t forget Spirostomum ambiguum—a worm-like creature that reaches breakneck speeds through rapid shrinkage.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Cells, Georgia Institute of Technology, The Need For Speed, Protozoans, Spirostomum Ambiguum