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In Damascus, Maryland, the Swarmin' Hornet of Damascus High School will not fly over the town.

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The Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission announced last week that it is abandoning plans to paint the school's logo, a swarming hornet, on the water tower.

The hornet bears a strong resemblance to Georgia Tech's mascot, the yellow jacket. The commission said objections raised by Georgia Tech have forced community leaders to abandon the plan.

Georgia Tech engineering professor Chuck Zhang shows off the multi-material 3D-printer that uses several different materials to make the 3-D printed heart valve.
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Heart valves are the tubes that carry blood through your heart. As we age, sometimes they get clogged and need to be replaced.

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To help cardiologists pick the right size of prosthetic valves, researchers at Georgia Tech teamed up with scientists at the Piedmont Heart Institute to develop 3-D-printed heart valves.

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Starting Saturday, Georgia’s new campus carry law goes into effect, allowing students who are 21 and older to carry concealed handguns in some spaces at public colleges and universities.

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To prepare for House Bill 280, institutions across Georgia are hosting information sessions. Those included have been Kennesaw State University, Georgia College and State University, the University of Georgia in Athens and Georgia Tech.

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It’s rainy on Georgia Tech's campus the day Rob Montgomery finishes his last final exam. He’s 22 and headed into his fifth year for mechanical engineering.

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“I only recently acquired the license though, and I only also recently got my first pistol,” he says.

Montgomery also owns a shotgun and an AR-15 he bought himself. He says he’s looking forward to carrying concealed more regularly.

UCB is the first big pharmaceutical company in the technology hub near Georgia Tech, but it's the 15th innovation center in Tech Square.
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Tuition at Georgia’s public colleges and universities will increase 2 percent next fall. The university system of Georgia estimates full time, undergraduate students who live in-state will pay an extra $27 to $98 a semester. But some students say even a small price hike could hurt.

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