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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

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

Tool Helps States Meet New Emission Standards

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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.
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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

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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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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Researchers Analyze Economic Effects of EPA’s Carbon Emission Guidelines

In a recent paper, researchers in Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering demonstrate that states may not have the incentive to cooperate in reducing carbon emissions from electric power plants, even though such cooperation would lower costs nationwide. MORE
Friday, April 24, 2015

Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab Biometrics Center Wins Gold at Edison Awards

Mario SavvidesSavvides’ Biometrics Center is developing tools that use “bio-metrics” — unique signatures in a person’s appearance such as the shape of their face or the iris in their eye — to achieve accurate identification. MORE
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Carnegie Mellon and 90.5 WESA Launch “Energy Bite” To Raise Awareness for Energy Issues

Power LinesThe co-production is a new 90-second weekly program debuting on Earth Day 2015, April 22, featuring a series of interviews with CMU faculty members discussing energy topics of interest to the general public. MORE
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Call for Broader U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard

In a paper recently published in Environmental Science and Technology, a team of Carnegie Mellon researchers argue for a broader renewable fuel standard on the basis that the regulation’s current focus is damaging growth of the renewable biomass industry in the U.S. MORE
Friday, April 3, 2015

Two Carnegie Mellon Students Awarded Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships

Goldwater ScholarsJillian Jaycox and Joshua Kubiak are among 260 sophomores and juniors nationwide chosen from more than 1,200 nominations for the 2015-2016 academic year. CMU has been home to 20 Goldwater Scholars. MORE
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab Biometrics Center Named Edison Award Finalist

Mario SavvidesThe center has been named a finalist in recognition of Mario Savvides, who has developed tools that use “bio-metrics,” such as the iris of an eye or the shape of one’s face, to identify people from up to 40 feet away and within a few seconds. MORE
Friday, March 20, 2015

Researchers Show Forest Fragmentation from Shale Development Could Be Reduced by Placing Natural Gas Lines Along Roadways

Shale Gas Well PadForest fragmentation from natural gas development in Pennsylvania is caused by gathering lines, the smaller pipelines that carry extracted natural gas to the main distribution pipes. While the lines are buried underground, the surfaces above them are cleared of all trees, causing almost 19 acres of loss per well pad. MORE
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Researchers Propose Solutions To Reduction in Revenue from Gasoline Tax

Electric VehicleTo compensate for the loss of funds for roadway maintenance, the team proposes a flat vehicle registration fee at 0.6 percent of the vehicles MSRP, a tax of 2 cents per mile, or a tax on electricity (4.5 cents per kilowatt-hour) while charging EVs. MORE
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Graduate Engineering Program No. 4

The ranking is the highest the program has received in more than 15 years. MORE
Monday, March 2, 2015

Carnegie Mellon BrainHub Announces Recipients of ProSEED Funding

BrainHub ImageEight new neuroscience projects propose innovative solutions to some of the most pressing questions in brain science and represent the university’s strengths in biology, computer science, psychology, statistics and engineering. MORE

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