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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Emirates Group Debuts Silicon Valley-Based Innovation Lab in Partnership with Carnegie Mellon

Emirates Group Partnership
The lab, a natural offshoot of CMU's Integrated Innovation Institute, will serve as an incubator of ideas and as a hotbed of technology and innovation to drive the company's transformation.
Monday, October 19, 2015

New Technique Developed by Team Including CMU President Suresh Removes Defects While Keeping Materials Strong

Metal Defects
The technique, called cyclic healing, uses repetitive, gentle stretching to eliminate pre-existing defects in metal crystals.
Thursday, September 24, 2015

Unorthodox Approach to Drug Delivery Research Lands CMU Professor on Popular Science's 2015 Brilliant 10 List

Kathryn Whitehead
Kathryn Whitehead earned the honor for designing nanoparticles that treat disease by delivering therapeutic drugs to specific areas in the body.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

CMU Inventor Awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize For Creating First Mass-Produced Low-Cost, Eco-Friendly Battery

Jay Whitacre with Subra Suresh
Jay Whitacre is the inventor of the Aqueous Hybrid Ion battery, a reliable, environmentally-benign and cost-efficient energy storage system.
Monday, September 14, 2015

Carnegie Mellon, City of Pittsburgh Help Create New Network To Address Challenges Facing Nation’s Urban Infrastructure and Services

Garrett, Jahanian, Krishnan
CMU and the City of Pittsburgh are founding members of the MetroLab Network, a new national alliance among 20 metro areas and more than 25 neighboring universities to research, develop and deploy innovative technologies to address critical challenges facing urban areas.
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

BrainHub Image
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

BrainHub Image
The projects range from creating advanced diagnostics for mild traumatic brain injury to studying how the brain responds to mechanical stimuli.

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