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Monday, August 24, 2015

Spinoff Releases Gecko-Inspired Adhesive

Setex™, the first commercially available gecko-inspired adhesive, is dry and can repeatedly grip to surfaces without leaving a residue.
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Survey Finds Top 10 Electronic Devices Consumers Trust Most

Trusted Electronics
The top three are home phones, home security systems and fitness devices.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

BrainHub Engineers Receive NSF Grant To Study Neuron Variability and Motor Learning

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The award is one of 16 NSF grants totaling $13.1 million to support potentially transformative research in neural and cognitive systems.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

CMU Aims To Three-peat at "World Series of Hacking"

DefCon 2014
CMU's cybersecurity team will defend its crown at this year's DefCon Capture the Flag competition, Aug. 6-9 in Las Vegas.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Spinoff Ottomatika Acquired by Delphi

Raj Rajkumar
Led by Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Raj Rajkumar, Ottomatika highlights Carnegie Mellon’s advanced expertise in complex autonomous vehicle systems.
Monday, July 27, 2015

Study Finds State Vehicle Safety Inspections Should Continue

man inspecting car
Pennsylvania legislators have been trying to phase out passenger vehicle safety inspection programs, but a study published by CMU researchers has concluded that the arguments are based on the wrong numbers.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Which Vehicle Holds Smallest Carbon Footprint?

Leaf vs. Prius
A Carnegie Mellon study says in some regions of the U.S., electric vehicles are greener, but in other regions, hybrids are.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Research Team Improves Lithium Air Batteries for Electric Car Industry

A research team from CMU and UC Berkeley has found that blending together different types of salts in the electrolytes within lithium air batteries can increase the batteries' capacity while preserving their ability to be recharged. MORE
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Questioning the Fairness of Targeting Ads Online

Significantly fewer women than men were shown online ads promising them help getting jobs paying more than $200,000, raising questions about the fairness of targeting ads online, according to CMU experiments. MORE
Monday, July 6, 2015

BrainHub Research Projects Receive ProSEED Funding

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The projects range from creating advanced diagnostics for mild traumatic brain injury to studying how the brain responds to mechanical stimuli.
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Experts Project Top 10 “What’s Hot in 3-D Printing Out of Metal”

Number one on the list is high performance racing car parts. MORE
Friday, June 5, 2015

Researchers Shed New Light on Natural Gas-Powered Trucks

Tractor Trailer
Natural gas-based fuels offers very little to no potential for greenhouse gas emissions reduction in heavy-duty vehicles.
Friday, May 29, 2015

Tool Helps States Meet New Emission Standards

power towers
CMU researchers developed an easy-to-use tool to help states decide how to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon dioxide emission standards.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Teens Probably Won’t Like Self-Driving Cars, But Their Parents Will

If consumers have their way, self-driving cars will enable parents to keep tighter reins on teen motorists. A survey conducted by the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University reveals that people are soundly in favor of putting parental controls in high-tech cars of the future. MORE
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

CMU Researchers Make Key Discovery To Improve Pharmaceuticals Production

amino acids
A pair of Carnegie Mellon researchers have made a key discovery about amino acids, the most basic building blocks of life. Their findings are published in this week’s edition of Nature Chemistry.


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