Georgia State Magazine

Spring 2014

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The Guardian

Erin Hanson is in the protection business. The mother of five and her husband, Lee, own The Hanson Group, a technology and material sciences company that has developed a range of protective products, including transparent armor for U.S. military vehicles, for example. Several years ago, the company worked with a football helmet manufacturer to create…

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Battle of the Bands

It’s an age-old tale: two popular bands have a fight, the media covers both sides, and both groups get plenty of publicity. It certainly worked for the clean-cut Beatles and the wild Rolling Stones, two of the biggest rock bands in history. The rift between the groups was legendary, and is still debated among music…

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Robot Therapy

For physical therapists, children with cerebral palsy present a unique challenge. The children see and understand, but because they lack control over their movements, they can’t easily repeat modeled movements. Making an assessment can be difficult. The solution may look like a toy — a robot that can play with children with cerebral palsy and…

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The Super Sleuth

A Boston book dealer paid half a million dollars in 2005 for an original printer’s proof of the “Siderius Nuncius,” Galileo’s most important work. The buyer did his due diligence, having the book authenticated by professors at Harvard University, the University of Padua and the Institute for Advanced Studies in Berlin. But it was a fake. Nick Wilding, assistant professor of history…

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The Braves’ New World

Bruce Seaman, associate professor of economics and expert in the business of sports, weighs in on the Atlanta Braves’ controversial move out of downtown to the ‘burbs

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