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Monday, April 13, 2015

Sending a Message to the Future

Kew GardensCalled Earth Tapestry, the project led by CMU's William Alba invites people across the globe to vote on earth's most important locations, both natural and manmade. Information about the top-ranked locations will be laser-engraved onto a sapphire disk and delivered to the moon on an Astrobotic robotic lunar mission.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

CMU Researchers Discover How Pain Fine-Tunes Pain Relief

endosomesAt the cellular level, pain and pain relief are caused by two different signaling pathways. But the two pathways aren’t necessarily independent of one another, according to a study published by Carnegie Mellon researchers in Cell Reports. MORE
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

CMU Chemists Create Tiny Gold Nanoparticles That Reflect Nature’s Patterns

gold nanoparticleGold nanoparticles are a promising technology that has applications in a wide range of fields including catalysis, electronics, materials science and health care. But, in order to use gold nanoparticles in practical applications, scientists must first understand the tiny particles’ structure. MORE
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Obituary: Acclaimed Physicist Lincoln Wolfenstein Had Passions for Science, Peace and Family

Lincoln WolfensteinWolfenstein, an internationally renowned theoretical particle physicist, particularly in the area of weak interactions and elementary particles, died Friday, March 27 in Oakland, Calif., of cancer. He was 92. MORE
Monday, April 6, 2015

CMU President Subra Suresh, Collaborators Create Device That Extracts Rare Tumor Cells Using Sound

Suresh DeviceA simple blood test may one day replace invasive biopsies thanks to a new device that uses sound waves to separate blood-borne cancer cells from white blood cells. MORE
Friday, April 3, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Places Fifth in 2014 Putnam Mathematics Competition

Mathematical Association of AmericaThis marks the fourth consecutive year that Carnegie Mellon has placed among the top five teams in the the premier mathematics contest for undergraduate students. MORE