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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Computers of the Future

The computers of the future may be born in Sara Majetich’s labs. For the past three years, Majetich has been a principal investigator for the Center for Spintronic Materials, Interfaces, and Novel Architectures. MORE
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Assembly Bias In Galaxy Clustering

An international team of researchers, including Carnegie Mellon University’s Rachel Mandelbaum, has shown that the relationship between galaxy clusters and their surrounding dark matter halo is more complex than previously thought. MORE
Monday, December 28, 2015

Astronomy Magazine's Top Space Stories of 2015

The CMU report of gamma emission from Reticulum II was recognized by Astronomy Magazine as a Top Space Stories of 2015. MORE
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Research Team Finds Detailed Record of Mysterious Fast Radio Burst

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), brief yet brilliant eruptions of cosmic radio waves from the distant universe, have baffled astronomers since they were first reported nearly a decade ago. Though they appear to come from the distant universe, none of these enigmatic events have revealed more than the slimmest details about how and where it formed, until now. MORE
Thursday, October 8, 2015

Building a Better Liposome

Using computational modeling, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, the Colorado School of Mines and the University of California, Davis have come up with a design for a better liposome. Their findings, while theoretical, could provide the basis for efficiently constructing new vehicles for nanodrug delivery. MORE
Monday, September 21, 2015

Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument Receives Next Step of Approval from DOE

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) has reached its next major milestone. The project has received Critical Decision-2 approval from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). MORE
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Prof Robert Suter, along with team, published in Review of Scientific Instruments

CMU physics professor and MSE courtesy faculty member, Prof. Robert Suter, along with his colleagues has had an article published in AIP Publishings journal, Review of Scientific Instruments. MORE
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Carnegie Mellon-Led Team Identifies Structure of Tumor-Suppressing Protein

An international group of researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University physicists Mathias Lösche and Frank Heinrich have established the structure of an important tumor suppressing protein, PTEN. MORE
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Milky Way-Like Galaxies May Have Existed in the Early Universe

PITTSBURGH—A new, large-scale computer simulation has shown for the first time that large disk galaxies, much like our own Milky Way, may have existed in the early days of the universe. MORE
Monday, July 20, 2015

Scientists Identify Achilles’ Heel of Virus’s Tough Outer Shell

All viruses have industrial-strength shells that surround and protect the genetic material within, enabling the viral particles to remain stable, infectious and capable of spreading. Carnegie Mellon University biophysicist Alex Evilevitch and colleagues have now identified that tough shell’s Achilles’ heel. MORE