• A New Way to ‘Engage’ Startups

    Georgia Tech, 10 corporations and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed launch an accelerator program and venture fund to invest in and promote high-tech startups across Georgia and the Southeast. The Engage accelerator is open to startups across the country, with a focus placed on mentoring and market access strategies.

  • How a Moon Slows the Decay of Pluto’s Atmosphere

    A new study provides additional insight into this relationship of Pluto and its moon, Charon, and how it affects the continuous stripping of Pluto’s atmosphere by solar wind. When Charon is positioned between the sun and Pluto, the research indicates that the moon can significantly reduce atmospheric loss.

  • Jill Watson, Round Three

    Georgia Tech is beginning its third semester using virtual teaching assistants (TAs) in an online course about artificial intelligence (AI). The new term comes one year after Jill Watson was introduced during Knowledge Based Artificial Intelligence (KBAI), a core course of the College of Computing’s Master of Science in Computer Science degree program.

  • Buzzing the Vagus Nerve Just Right to Fight Inflammatory Disease

    This innovation can reduce side effects in a novel implantable device to fight chronic inflammation. A buzz from an electrode to the vagus, a nerve on the front of the neck, can tamp down an overactive immune response at the root of diseases like Crohn's syndrome or rheumatoid arthritis. But, at the same time, it can somewhat boost that immune response inadvertently. Adding a second electrode with the right electrical frequency cancels the unwanted side effect.