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.
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.
Political corruption has impact on social trust
Residents of states with more government corruption may not only lose trust in political officials, but also have less trust in the general public, according to a new study by Sean Richey, an assistant professor of political ...
Might not be a tomorrow: Youth anticipate early death
As Atlanta officials aim to tackle the city's safety problems this year, some of their toughest criminals to stop maybe young offenders whose desires to commit crimes are being fueled by an anticipation of dying early.
GSU professor develops new method to help keep fruit, vegetables and flowers fresh
Did you know that millions of tons of fruits and vegetables in the United States end up in the trash can before being eaten, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture? A Georgia State University professor has developed ...
Infant pain, adult repercussions
Scientists at Georgia State University have uncovered the mechanisms of how pain in infancy alters how the brain processes pain in adulthood.
Researchers explore long-term adolescent vulnerability to drugs
As part of efforts to understand drug abuse, Georgia State University researchers are finding that adolescent rats appear to be less vulnerable to the long-term effects of withdrawal and relapse in certain types of drug use ...