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Monday, July 27, 2015

Study Finds State Vehicle Safety Inspections Should Continue

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Pennsylvania legislators have been trying to phase out passenger vehicle safety inspection programs, but a study published by CMU researchers has concluded that the arguments are based on the wrong numbers.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Which Vehicle Holds Smallest Carbon Footprint?

Leaf vs. Prius
A Carnegie Mellon study says in some regions of the U.S., electric vehicles are greener, but in other regions, hybrids are.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Research Team Improves Lithium Air Batteries for Electric Car Industry

A research team from CMU and UC Berkeley has found that blending together different types of salts in the electrolytes within lithium air batteries can increase the batteries' capacity while preserving their ability to be recharged. MORE
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Questioning the Fairness of Targeting Ads Online

Significantly fewer women than men were shown online ads promising them help getting jobs paying more than $200,000, raising questions about the fairness of targeting ads online, according to CMU experiments. MORE
Monday, July 6, 2015

BrainHub Research Projects Receive ProSEED Funding

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The projects range from creating advanced diagnostics for mild traumatic brain injury to studying how the brain responds to mechanical stimuli.
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Experts Project Top 10 “What’s Hot in 3-D Printing Out of Metal”

Number one on the list is high performance racing car parts. MORE
Friday, June 5, 2015

Researchers Shed New Light on Natural Gas-Powered Trucks

Tractor Trailer
Natural gas-based fuels offers very little to no potential for greenhouse gas emissions reduction in heavy-duty vehicles.
Friday, May 29, 2015

Tool Helps States Meet New Emission Standards

power towers
CMU researchers developed an easy-to-use tool to help states decide how to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon dioxide emission standards.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Teens Probably Won’t Like Self-Driving Cars, But Their Parents Will

If consumers have their way, self-driving cars will enable parents to keep tighter reins on teen motorists. A survey conducted by the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University reveals that people are soundly in favor of putting parental controls in high-tech cars of the future. MORE
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

CMU Researchers Make Key Discovery To Improve Pharmaceuticals Production

amino acids
A pair of Carnegie Mellon researchers have made a key discovery about amino acids, the most basic building blocks of life. Their findings are published in this week’s edition of Nature Chemistry.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Researchers Analyze Economic Effects of EPA’s Carbon Emission Guidelines

In a recent paper, researchers in Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering demonstrate that states may not have the incentive to cooperate in reducing carbon emissions from electric power plants, even though such cooperation would lower costs nationwide. MORE
Friday, April 24, 2015

Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab Biometrics Center Wins Gold at Edison Awards

Mario SavvidesSavvides’ Biometrics Center is developing tools that use “bio-metrics” — unique signatures in a person’s appearance such as the shape of their face or the iris in their eye — to achieve accurate identification. MORE
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Carnegie Mellon and 90.5 WESA Launch “Energy Bite” To Raise Awareness for Energy Issues

Power LinesThe co-production is a new 90-second weekly program debuting on Earth Day 2015, April 22, featuring a series of interviews with CMU faculty members discussing energy topics of interest to the general public. MORE
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Call for Broader U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard

In a paper recently published in Environmental Science and Technology, a team of Carnegie Mellon researchers argue for a broader renewable fuel standard on the basis that the regulation’s current focus is damaging growth of the renewable biomass industry in the U.S. MORE
Friday, April 3, 2015

Two Carnegie Mellon Students Awarded Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships

Goldwater ScholarsJillian Jaycox and Joshua Kubiak are among 260 sophomores and juniors nationwide chosen from more than 1,200 nominations for the 2015-2016 academic year. CMU has been home to 20 Goldwater Scholars. MORE

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