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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
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab Biometrics Center Named Edison Award Finalist

Mario SavvidesThe center has been named a finalist in recognition of Mario Savvides, who has developed tools that use “bio-metrics,” such as the iris of an eye or the shape of one’s face, to identify people from up to 40 feet away and within a few seconds. MORE
Friday, March 20, 2015

Researchers Show Forest Fragmentation from Shale Development Could Be Reduced by Placing Natural Gas Lines Along Roadways

Shale Gas Well PadForest fragmentation from natural gas development in Pennsylvania is caused by gathering lines, the smaller pipelines that carry extracted natural gas to the main distribution pipes. While the lines are buried underground, the surfaces above them are cleared of all trees, causing almost 19 acres of loss per well pad. MORE
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Researchers Propose Solutions To Reduction in Revenue from Gasoline Tax

Electric VehicleTo compensate for the loss of funds for roadway maintenance, the team proposes a flat vehicle registration fee at 0.6 percent of the vehicles MSRP, a tax of 2 cents per mile, or a tax on electricity (4.5 cents per kilowatt-hour) while charging EVs. MORE
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Graduate Engineering Program No. 4

The ranking is the highest the program has received in more than 15 years. MORE
Monday, March 2, 2015

Carnegie Mellon BrainHub Announces Recipients of ProSEED Funding

BrainHub ImageEight new neuroscience projects propose innovative solutions to some of the most pressing questions in brain science and represent the university’s strengths in biology, computer science, psychology, statistics and engineering. MORE
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Study Shows Electric Vehicle Range and Emissions Vary With Climate

energy mapProfessor Jeremy Michalek and graduate student Tugce Yuksel used data collected from Nissan Leaf drivers together with weather data to analyze the regional effect of air temperature on the range, energy consumption, and emissions of electric vehicles. They found that electric vehicles have shorter range and more emissions in regions with extreme weather. MORE
Monday, February 23, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Team Finds Exporting Natural Gas Will Not Increase, But Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Natural Gas PipelineThe findings, published in a paper in "Environmental Science and Technology," have major implications for U.S. climate and trade policy. MORE
Friday, February 20, 2015

American Society of Civil Engineers Honors CMU’s James H. Garrett, Jr. and Mitchell Small

Jim GarrettMitchell SmallGarrett, dean of the College of Engineering, and Small, a professor of civil and environmental engineering and engineering and public policy, were named Civil Engineer of the Year and Professor of the Year, respectively. MORE
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Biomedical Engineering Department To Create Heart Science Program

HeartAccepted students will spend 10 weeks working with faculty on a research project in a cardiovascular area of biomedical engineering, such as myocardial tissue engineering, artificial hearts, cardiac function modeling and imaging, or cardiovascular biomaterials. MORE
Monday, February 16, 2015

CMU Study Finds Chinese Consumers May Adopt Electric Vehicles First, Impacting Auto Market

Electric VehicleCMU engineering professors Jeremy Michalek and Erica Fuchs, Ph.D. student John Helveston and their co-authors surveyed automobile consumers in China and the U.S. to understand their preferences and willingness to pay for vehicle attributes. MORE
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Faculty, Student Win Carnegie Science Center Awards

Carnegie Science Center LogoFive faculty members and one doctoral student will be recognized for their outstanding science and technology achievements on May 8. MORE

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