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Seeding Energy Innovation

Seeding Energy Innovation

Hundreds of cell towers dot the landscape of rural Rwanda. They service areas miles from established energy grids, but soon they could anchor a system of microgrids electrifying the country's rural areas.

Carnegie Mellon University's Nathan Williams, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy, is exploring that possibility with a seed grant from the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation.

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Health & Wellness

Liquid Innovation

Liquid Innovation

On Japanese domestic flights, fliers no longer have to worry about packing 3-ounce liquids. After sending bags through an X-ray machine, carry-on liquids are screened in a matter of seconds. It began when a Japanese airline asked local engineers if it was possible to quickly test liquids. Many said no. But Carnegie Mellon University alumnus Takeshi Abe (E'92,'95) had an idea.

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Creativity & the Arts

Friends in Art

Friends in Art

When Michelle Browne (A'75) arrived at her freshman dorm at Carnegie Mellon University, the first person she met was dorm mate Leslie A. Golomb (A'75). What she didn't know was that over 40 years later, they would still be friends and creating art.

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Creativity & the Arts

Best of Prime Time

Best of Prime Time

This fall, catch some of your favorite Carnegie Mellon University alumni on television during prime-time. Among the newest faces to the small screen is Tony Award®-winning actress Patina Miller (A'06) who will be joined by Geoffrey Arend and Corey Cott (A'12) on the set of "Madam Secretary."

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