Georgia State University (GSU) is a research institution founded in 1913 and located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. GSU has approximately 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Today it is noted for its super computing grid with the installation of the IBM P575 Supercomputer and is part of the Network Operations Center. It is noted for its engineering, biotechnology and stellar astronomy research. It is a Federal Document Depository facility.
Chimpanzee intelligence determined by genes
A chimpanzee's intelligence is largely determined by its genes, while environmental factors may be less important than scientists previously thought, according to a Georgia State University research study.
Team testing biological treatment for pathogens that are killing honeybees and bats
A researcher at Georgia State University is studying a new, biological treatment for bacterial and fungal pathogens that are killing honeybees and bats in record numbers.
US housing policies increase carbon output, research finds
Land use policies and preferential tax treatment for housing – in the form of federal income tax deductions for mortgage interest and property taxes – have increased carbon emissions in the United States by about 2.7 ...
Brain steroids make good dads
Testosterone in males is generally associated with aggression and definitely not with good parenting. Insights from a highly social fish can help understand how other androgenic steroids, like testosterone, can shape a male's ...
Chimpanzees show similar personality traits to humans, researchers say
Chimpanzees have almost the same personality traits as humans, and they are structured almost identically, according to new work led by researchers at Georgia State University.
Research finds 'tunable' semiconductors will allow better detectors, solar cells
(Phys.org) —One of the great problems in physics is the detection of electromagnetic radiation – that is, light – which lies outside the small range of wavelengths that the human eye can see. Think X-rays, for example, ...
Research finds moving public assistance payments from cash to plastic cuts crime
Counties that change their delivery of public assistance benefits from paper checks to an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system – using debit cards – see their street crimes drop significantly, according to a study ...
Ecotourism reduces poverty near protected parks, research shows
Protected natural areas in Costa Rica reduced poverty by 16 percent in neighboring communities, mainly by encouraging ecotourism, according to new research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sc ...
Study finds chimps can use gestures to communicate in their hunt for food
(Phys.org) —Remember the children's game "warmer/colder," where one person uses those words to guide the other person to a hidden toy or treat? Well, it turns out that chimpanzees can play, too.
Negative resistivity leads to positive resistance in the presence of a magnetic field
In a paper appearing in Nature's Scientific Reports, Dr. Ramesh Mani, professor of physics and astronomy at Georgia State University, reports that, in the presence of a magnetic field, negative resistivity can produce a posi ...
Size matters in the giant magnetoresistance effect in semiconductors
In a paper appearing in Nature's Scientific Reports, Dr. Ramesh Mani, professor of physics and astronomy at Georgia State University, reports that a giant magnetoresistance effect depends on the physical size of the device ...
Researchers find chimps, like people, can be fooled into overeating
(Phys.org) —Many of us can think of a time when we've eaten more food than we wanted, especially around the holidays.
Study finds Clean Air Act increased Atlanta rainfall
A Georgia State University researcher is the first to show that the Clean Air Act of 1970 caused a rebound in rainfall for a U.S. city.
Metacognition: Ability to 'think about thinking' not limited to humans
Humans' closest animal relatives, chimpanzees, have the ability to "think about thinking" – what is called "metacognition," according to new research by scientists at Georgia State University and the University ...
Researcher finds gender differences in seasonal auditory changes
Auditory systems differ between sexes in sparrows depending on the season, a Georgia State University neuroscientist has found. The work adds to our knowledge of how the parts of the nervous system, including ...