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.
Chimpanzees show ability to plan route in computer mazes
Chimpanzees are capable of some degree of planning for the future, in a manner similar to human children, while some species of monkeys struggle with this task, according to researchers at Georgia State University, ...
Obesity follows growth of big box retailers and restaurants, economist finds
Big-box retailers Costco, Sam's Club, BJ's Wholesale and Walmart, along with full-service and fast-food restaurants, are key contributors to the nation's obesity epidemic, according to research by a health economist in the ...
What was the 'Paleo diet'? There was far more than one, study suggests
The Paleolithic diet, or caveman diet, a weight-loss craze in which people emulate the diet of plants and animals eaten by early humans during the Stone Age, gives modern calorie-counters great freedom because ...
Astronomers image the exploding fireball stage of a nova (Update)
The first images of a nova during its early fireball stage—when it ejects material, and gases expand and cool—show that this activity is more complicated than predicted.
Customer experience matters more when economy is strong, research shows
Customers care more about their past experiences with service firms when the economy is doing well, according to a research team from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.
Human sense of fairness evolved to favor long-term cooperation
The human response to unfairness evolved in order to support long-term cooperation, according to a research team from Georgia State University and Emory University.
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.