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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

News Brief: Carnegie Mellon's Kathryn Whitehead Named a Pioneer on MIT Technology Review's Innovators Under 35 List

Katie WhiteheadWhitehead, an assistant professor of chemical engineering, is helping to shape the frontiers of drug delivery: getting therapeutic drugs — such as those that help fight cancer and other diseases — to the right cells in the body.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

News Brief: Mapping America's Energy Future

book coverCarnegie Mellon University's Jay Apt and Paulina Jaramillo led a team of 22 researchers in a review and analysis of the technical and policy options available for integrating variable energy resources, such as wind and solar power, into the existing power system. Their new book, "Variable Renewable Energy and the Electricity Grid," addresses how the U.S. could increase the amount of electricity it produces from renewable energy sources. MORE
Monday, August 4, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Sheds Light on "Brown" Carbon's Role in Warming the Planet

Brown CarbonA team of researchers has uncovered key attributes of so-called "brown carbon," atmospheric particles that play an important role in warming the atmosphere but are poorly understood. The team, led by Carnegie Mellon University with scientists from the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Montana, said these findings, published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience, could help improve global climate predictions. MORE
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Erica Fuchs Discusses How Global Redistribution of Manufacturing Is Changing Innovation

Erica FuchsSending U.S. products overseas to be manufactured may be cheaper, but it also may stifle innovation depending on the technology and the constraints facing firms, says Fuchs in her paper published this week in Science. MORE
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

News Brief: Carnegie Mellon's Jay Apt To Testify at EPA Hearing on Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule

Jay AptApt's testimony, focusing on innovations and strategy for existing power plants, is scheduled to take place at 9:50 a.m., Thursday, July 31 at the William S. Moorhead Federal Building in Pittsburgh.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Press Release: Students at Carnegie Mellon's Integrated Innovation Institute Tackle Acquaintance/Date-Rape Crisis With Marketable Solutions

Spot A ProblemTwo novel product prototypes — NightOwl and Spot (A Problem) — targeted to the college population and designed by graduate-student teams, employ mobile technology to encourage bystander intervention and generate shared community responsibility. MORE