Research Horizons [Volume 23, Number 3, Spring/Summer 2006]
Becker, T. J.
Ragauskas, Arthur J.
Sanders, Jane M.
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Taking Care of Bio-Business - Despite metropolitan areas’ fierce competition for attracting bioscience companies, Atlanta is experiencing growth in the industry.New Electronics - Circuitry based on graphite may provide a foundation for devices that handle electrons as waves.Conversion Experience Subsurface bacteria release phosphate to convert uranium contamination to immobile form.Inside View - Molecular imaging yields information on childhood respiratory virus, may lead to earlier diagnosis.Smart Munitions - Researchers use synthetic jet actuators to steer 40 mm projectiles in flight.Advanced Tools - Medical research on cystic fibrosis could benefit from multi-functional sensing tool.Data Sharing - Georgia Tech assists U.S. government agencies with National Information Exchange Model.Skin Deep - Imaging technologies may detect pressure ulcers and deep-tissue injuries that healthcareworkers may miss, especially in dark-skinned people.A First Responder's Best Friend - The Chemical Companion helps hazmat teams make critical decisions.Protecting Sensitive Data - Researchers develop fail-safe techniques for erasing magnetic storage data.Fake Drugs - Increase in counterfeit anti-malarial drugs prompts call for crackdown and better detection.No Pictures Please - Researchers develop system to thwart unwanted video and still photography.Special Delivery - New family of biodegradable polymers shows promise for intracellular drug delivery.Addressing Transportation Fuel Challenges - Collaborative research and policy development yield recommendations for making biofuels and biomaterials a practical alternative to petroleum.