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Friday, October 17, 2014

CMU To Host Second Annual Nationwide High School Computer Security Contest, Oct. 27-Nov. 7

The PicoCTF competition challenges both novices and experts through a "Capture the Flag" (CTF) interactive game, in which participants capture virtual "flags" by reverse engineering, breaking, hacking or decrypting challenges. Unlike traditional exams or courses, the contest offers open-ended problems that can be solved in many ways, usually requiring independent research and encouraging student exploration. MORE
Monday, October 13, 2014

Carnegie Mellon's Venkat Viswanathan To Develop Electrolyte Genome Search Engine For Faster, More Successful Testing of New Materials for Battery Development

Venkat ViswanathanThe assistant professor of mechanical engineering is researching new types of lithium batteries for electric vehicles. He realized how slow and inefficient it is to search for specific information on the different components and was inspired to find a solution by President Barack Obama's Materials Genome Initiative.
Friday, October 10, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Researcher Shares Hidden Side of Energy

Stephen Rose, a post-doctoral fellow in Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business, will share his views on wind power and the inner workings of American energy in an informal discussion beginning at 7 p.m., Oct. 15 at Biddle's Escape, 401 Biddle Ave. in Wilkinsburg, Pa. The event will kick off a series of monthly conversations with scientists, called Speakeasy Science. MORE
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Researchers Combine Mechanics With Biology To Make Key Discovery About Communication Between Cells

Phil LeDucA new microfluidics tool is enabling researchers to stimulate a very small region of cells to better understand how the cells communicate with each other. Their findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could lead to advancements in treatments for birth defects and therapies for cancer patients. 
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Students Take Stage To Share Funny, Touching Stories Behind the Science

Story Collider ImageFive students from CMU's computer science, engineering and biology programs will tell their stories during a show at 8 p.m., Oct. 6 at the Rex Theater on the South Side. MORE
Monday, September 22, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Alter Cancer Cells To Stop Them From Metastasizing

Kris DahlCMU engineers, led by Kris Dahl, have demonstrated that they can prevent cancer cells from metastasizing by altering the cells' mechanical behavior. In a collaborative project with researchers from Penn State, a protein that is associated with normal and premature aging was introduced into melanoma cells. This caused the cells' nuclei to artificially stiffen and prevented metastasis. MORE