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Georgia Tech’s campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education.

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Limbless robots may not need lots of complex algorithms when they have mechanical intelligence. Tianyu Wang

We designed wormlike, limbless robots that navigate obstacle courses − they could be used for search and rescue one day

Robots often have a hard time navigating through debris, but robots designed based on worms and snakes could move around obstacles faster, thanks to an idea called mechanical intelligence.
Temperature sensitivity makes western fence lizards vulnerable to climate change. Greg Shine/BLM

Climate change is already forcing lizards, insects and other species to evolve – and most can’t keep up

From dark dragonflies becoming paler to plants flowering earlier, some species are slowly evolving with the climate. Evolutionary biologists explain why few will evolve fast enough.
Deep brain stimulation can alleviate treatment-resistant depression for some patients. PM Images/Digital Vision via Getty Images

Depression recovery can be hard to measure − new research on deep brain stimulation shows how objective biomarkers could help make treatment more precise

Deep brain stimulation can help some people with treatment-resistant depression feel better, but it can be unclear whether a bout of low mood is a relapse or a bad day.
La chaleur extrême peut affecter le fonctionnement des machines, et le fait que de nombreuses machines dégagent de la chaleur n’arrange pas les choses. Afif Ramdhasuma/Unsplash

Comment les machines succombent à la chaleur, des voitures aux ordinateurs

Plus il fait chaud, plus les appareils mécaniques et électroniques ont du mal à garder la tête froide.
Extreme heat can affect how well machines function, and the fact that many machines give off their own heat doesn’t help. AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar

Machines can’t always take the heat − two engineers explain the physics behind how heat waves threaten everything from cars to computers

People aren’t the only ones harmed by heat waves. The hotter it gets, the harder it is for machines to keep their cool.
India’s Chandrayaan-3 lander successfully touched down on the south pole of the Moon on Aug. 23, 2023, sparking celebrations across the country. AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi

India’s Chandrayaan-3 landed on the south pole of the Moon − a space policy expert explains what this means for India and the global race to the Moon

India became the first country to land near the south pole of the Moon, a notoriously difficult achievement that also marks them as the fourth country to land on the Moon.
Do you know who helped ChatGPT give you that clever answer? Eric Smalley, The Conversation US (composite derived from Library of Congress image)

ChatGPT and other language AIs are nothing without humans – a sociologist explains how countless hidden people make the magic

Language model AIs seem smart because of how they string words together, but in reality they can’t do anything without many people guiding them every step of the way.

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