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Georgia State University rare materials

An unexpected discovery in Middle Georgia: Rare-earth elements used in everything from smartphones to X-ray machines

When Georgia State University graduate student Danny Gardner looked into materials mined near the town of Sandersville he discovered an incredibly high concentration of kaolin and valuable rare-earth elements used in cellphones, computers, television screens, fiber optics, and x-ray machines.
Solar Eclipse

Solar eclipse 101: What to know about watching in Georgia

On August 21, for the first time in nearly a century, a total solar eclipse will cross the United States, sweeping southeast from Oregon to South Carolina. Here, your eclipse watching 101.
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.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson: The expanding universe will have “no impact on Atlanta traffic”

Neil deGrasse Tyson may not quite be a household name, but among those interested in modern space exploration, he’s basically Beyoncé. He'll speak at in Atlanta at Cobb Energy Centre on June 15.
Lens on the CDC

The CDC celebrates its longtime photographer, Jim Gathany

Since 1986 photographer Jim Gathany has documented the inner workings of the Centers for Disease Control, snapping images of visiting presidents, lab scientists at work, even mosquitoes as they feast on his own blood.
DiaScan

DiaScan is Atlanta’s biotech firm to watch—and it was started by two local teens

The two friends started out with a simple question: Is there a better way to diagnose cancer using artificial intelligence and predictive analytics?
Deirdre Shoemaker and Laura Cadonati

These Georgia Tech physicists helped prove Einstein right

Deirdre Shoemaker has known from the time she was a 12-year-old science fiction fan that she wanted to spend her life studying black holes. But when she came to Georgia Tech in 2008 as a founding faculty member of the university’s Center for Relativistic Astrophysics, she found few other female postgraduates.
Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminesence

Fernbank Museum shines a light on animals that glow

In Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence (March 26-August 14), Fernbank explores the habitats of bioluminescent animals—critters that create their own light.

Atlanta Science Festival

A smartphone, a tasty beer, and a drum concert by a musician with a prosthetic arm: All brought to you by . . . science.

Adam Marcus

In his day job, Adam Marcus directs a research laboratory focused on cancer biology at Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute.

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