Savannah officials are aiming to attract a different kind of tourist with a new children's museum. A non-profit history group plans to open a one-acre outdoor exhibit area geared toward kids in June. The first phase is called the Exploration Station. The museum is backed by public and private donors interested in more options for kids and their parents.
Georgia Tech is leading a team of universities that received a $10 million federal grant to develop a computerized early warning system for young children who have autism. The five-year National Science Foundation award will go to researchers designing a tool that would use cameras, microphones, and on-body sensors to identify symptoms of autism in children.
Each month in Georgia, experts estimate as many as 400 children are sold for sex. It happens on the street, through escort services, in hotels, and over the Internet. The U.S. Department of Justice lists Atlanta among 14 American cities where this is a problem.