DriButts

A Douglasville couple created DriButts reusable diapers to help impoverished families

Michael Wahl never planned to start a diaper company. But in 2013, after building wells as a church missionary in Haiti, where toddlers often go naked, he returned home and, with wife Starla, set about designing a quick-dry, reusable diaper.
SunTrust Park rain delays

Why so many Atlanta Braves rain delays? Science could explain.

Atlanta Braves home games have faced plenty of rain delays since the move to Cobb County. Why? A recent University of North Carolina and University of Georgia study about rainfall patterns around Atlanta could hold a clue.
Ice Bucket Challenge

How an Emory researcher benefited from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Last summer, as millions of people worldwide posted Facebook and YouTube videos of themselves taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge in the name of raising funds and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, skeptics wondered if all that social media hype would translate into something tangible. Short answer: Yes.
Mars rover

Hurry, go see this concept Mars rover while it’s at SunTrust Park

As a part of the Kennedy Space Center's Summer of Mars tour, a concept design for the Mars rover is on display at SunTrust Park this weekend.
Magnus Egerstedt

Georgia Tech’s Robotarium is “a shining beacon of robotic awesomeness”

The Robotarium is an open-access lab with swarm robots, or robots in large quantities. Palm-sized robots roll—and plate-sized ones fly in the middle of the room where anyone in the world can remotely run experiments on the lab’s robots, simply by uploading code to the Robotarium’s website.

Can UGA scientists save endangered big cats with a “frozen zoo”?

It’s a long way from the jungles of Sumatra to a lab in Athens, Georgia, but two University of Georgia researchers hope to create a stem cell bank that could save endangered big cats. Its first deposits are cells collected from Zoo Atlanta’s Jalal, a Sumatran tiger, and Moby, a clouded leopard.

We tested Amazon’s new one-hour delivery service in Atlanta

Last month, Amazon rolled out its Prime Now one-hour delivery service to Atlanta. There are a few situations—a hangover, a colicky baby, an “Orange Is the New Black” binge—in which we could imagine being too desperate for essentials to get off the couch, let alone leave home to run errands. But could Prime Now help us out of more prosaic dilemmas? We constructed a few plausible scenarios, synchronized our watches, and placed orders at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13, from six metro neighborhoods.
PEEX audio system Elton John Atlanta

PEEX headsets let you amp up the bass or zero in on guitar solos during live shows. But do they actually make concerts more enjoyable?

A U.K.-based company makes a personal sound system that let you customize what you hear at live concerts. We tested it during Elton John's recent concert in Atlanta to see if it improved "Rocketman" or not.

Ew! Meet Campy, the slimy bacteria that can make you super sick

When it comes to bacteria, salmonella steals all the headlines. But the real newsmaker should be Campylobacter jejuni. It is one of the most common causes of diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain.

Emory researchers examine how virtual reality can treat veterans’ PTSD

Sometimes the best way to overcome a traumatic experience is to relive it. Researchers at Emory have been exploring ways that combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder could be tackled by using virtual reality.

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