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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Intermediary Neuron Acts as Synaptic Cloaking Device, Says Carnegie Mellon Study

Star Trek NeuronIn the study published in the March 16 issue of Current Biology, the researchers found that a class of inhibitory neurons, called somatostatin cells, send out a signal — much like a cloaking device — that silences neighboring excitatory neurons. MORE
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Startup Gets Bite on "Shark Tank"

Shark TankA Tepper alumna's products tempt investors and picky eaters alike. MORE
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Math & Humanity

Theater photo of the play

Instead of a lecture, two alumni performed a play to co-teach their course on "The Mathematics of Being Human."

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Carnegie Mellon’s Top-Rated Statistics Department Among Fastest-Growing

Stats ImageThe number of CMU statistics undergraduate majors has roughly doubled since 2010 and has grown twenty-fold since 2005. 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
Monday, February 23, 2015

Three Carnegie Mellon Professors Win Sloan Research Fellowships

Boris BukhRaphael FlauglerAriel ProcacciaMathematician Boris Bukh, physicist Raphael Flauger and computer scientist Ariel Procaccia are among 126 early-career scientists and scholars from 57 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada who will receive $50,000 to further their research. MORE
Monday, February 23, 2015

The Game of Life

SimsTelemetry and big data help alumna Rachel Franklin build virtual worlds as executive producer of "The Sims 4" at Electronic Arts.

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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