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.
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 ...
Researchers discover fastest light-driven process
(Phys.org)—A discovery that promises transistors – the fundamental part of all modern electronics – controlled by laser pulses that will be 10,000 faster than today's fastest transistors has been made by a Georgia State ...
Physicists explore properties of electrons in graphene
Scientists from Georgia State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology have found a new way to examine certain properties of electrons in graphene a very thin material that may hold the key to new technologies ...
Brain changes in adolescent males shown in new research
Every parent knows that teenagers, who undergo changes in hormones during puberty, are often fraught with drama.
Saving rainforests may help reduce poverty
A new study shows that saving rainforests and protecting land in national parks and reserves reduced poverty in two developing countries, according to research by a Georgia State University professor.
Professor finds link between obesity and federal school nutrition programs
With obesity becoming an epidemic among school-aged children in this country, a Georgia State University professor has found a link between overweight children and federal school nutrition programs.