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Articles by James Hataway
|May. 9 2013||
The sun provides the most abundant source of energy on the planet. However, only a tiny fraction of the solar radiation on Earth is converted into useful energy.
|Apr. 4 2013||
For people living in Athens, chances are most of their weather updates come from a television station in Atlanta. While forecasters there generally try to report on weather across the state, they tend to focus more on the major cities, and smaller towns can get lost in the shuffle.
|Mar. 26 2013||
Excess carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere created by the widespread burning of fossil fuels is the major driving force of global climate change, and researchers the world over are looking for new ways to generate power that leaves a smaller carbon footprint.
|Mar. 22 2013||
Rapid advances in biology are already changing the ways we practice medicine, grow food and create fuels to power our cars and homes, but these are just the first steps in what will become a biotechnology revolution, according to Raymond McCauley, a scientist, engineer and entrepreneur slated to speak at the University of Georgia.
|Mar. 11 2013||
The products and processes developed by scientists at the University of Georgia may one day become the foundation for new medical treatments, cleaner energy production or faster computers. But what many might not know is that these same discoveries may also serve as the foundation for a strong business.
|Feb. 25 2013||
The University of Georgia will host Entrepreneurial Week, March 22-29, to foster economic development in the region and provide inspiration and advice to those contemplating a plunge into the competitive and exciting world of entrepreneurship.
|Feb. 13 2013||
Experts from all of the Southeastern Conference's 14 universities joined with representatives from industry and government in Atlanta Feb. 10-12 at the inaugural SEC Symposium, a meeting designed to forge new collaborations among universities, and to share the research and innovation of SEC institutions with the outside world.
|Feb. 5 2013||
When Li Tan approached his colleagues at the University of Georgia with some unusual data he had collected, they initially seemed convinced that his experiment had become contaminated; what he was seeing simply didn't make any sense.
|Jan. 17 2013||
While its common name may make it sound almost whimsical, sleeping sickness, or African trypanosomiasis, is in reality a potentially fatal parasitic infection that has ravaged populations in sub-Saharan Africa for decades, and it continues to infect thousands of people every year.
|Jan. 11 2013||
Even when at rest, the human body is a flurry of activity. Like a microscopic metropolis locked in a state of perpetual rush hour traffic, the trillions of cells that make us who we are work feverishly policing the streets, making repairs, building new structures and delivering important cargo throughout the bustling organic society.
|Jan. 8 2013||
On the list of undesirable medical conditions, a parasitic worm infection surely ranks fairly high. Although modern pharmaceuticals have made them less of a threat in some areas, these organisms are still a major cause of disease and disability throughout much of the developing world.
|Dec. 18 2012||
Public opinion and local support may very well be the linchpins that determine the future of bioenergy in the United States. The Southeastern U.S. is poised to become a major producer of bioenergy, and a wide range of bioenergy technologies are now in various stages of development in the region. Will residents support the new ventures? Who will grow the biomass? Will those in established industries fight against it? These are but a few of the critical questions that citizens, policymakers and investors must answer if bioenergy is to become a viable alternative to fossil fuels.
|Dec. 12 2012||
Long ago, when life on Earth was in its infancy, a group of small single-celled algae propelled themselves through the vast prehistoric ocean by beating whip like tails called flagella. It's a relatively unremarkable tale, except that now, more than 800 million years later, these organisms have evolved into parasites that threaten human health, and their algal past in the ocean may be the key to stopping them.
|Dec. 11 2012||
A consortium of universities headed by the University of Georgia will continue ecological field research on the marshes and estuaries of the Georgia coast following the renewal of a six-year, $5.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The award will help scientists understand how these ecosystems function, track changes over time and predict how they might be affected by future variations in climate and human activities.
|Dec. 6 2012||
Five University of Georgia faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon them by their peers for "scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications."