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Monday, April 20, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Scientists Appear in “Fastball”

BaseballFaculty members from the Mellon College of Science and Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences made their debut in Fastball, a baseball documentary produced by CMU Trustee Thomas Tull and directed by eight-time Emmy winner Jonathan Hock. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 20. MORE
Monday, April 13, 2015

Sending a Message to the Future

Machu PicchuCalled 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. MORE
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
Friday, April 3, 2015

Alumnus John Nash Wins Prestigious Abel Prize From Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

John NashNash, who won the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economics, is being recognized for his work with partial differential equations, which have contributed to the fundamental understanding of structures that describe the physical world. Many mathematicians consider this work to be Nash’s deepest and most important. 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
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Autism: Making Progress

Autism Awareness MonthCarnegie Mellon researchers are making significant progress with groundbreaking discoveries that are being highlighted this April during National Autism Awareness Month. MORE
Monday, March 30, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Create “Wikipedia” for Neurons

Wikipedia for NeuronsTo help scientists make sense of the decades worth of data that has been collected about the billions of neurons, CMU researchers have created, a publicly available website to accelerate research and understanding of neuronal function. MORE
Monday, March 23, 2015

Former Mellon College of Science Post-doc Presents Research to British Parliament

Euan Wielewski at ParliamentEuan Wielewski presented research that he conducted under the guidance of CMU Physics Professor Robert Suter. The research focuses on using near-field High Energy Diffraction Microscopy (HEDM), a technique developed by Suter, to determine the likelihood that materials used to make parts for jet engines would fail. MORE
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Neuron Bracketology: BrainHub Researchers Pit Teams of Neurons Against Each Other To Learn More About How They Work in Teams

Neuron BracketologyAs March Madness descends on most of America, neuroscientists at Carnegie Mellon are engaging in a little bracketology of their own. MORE
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Unexpected Gamma-Ray Emission From Dwarf Galaxy May Point to New Understanding of Dark Matter

Dwarf GalaxyCarnegie Mellon and Brown researchers have found that a newly-discovered dwarf galaxy orbiting the Milky Way shows evidence that it’s emitting gamma rays, which just might be an indication of dark matter annihilation. If confirmed, their findings may mark the first time researchers have detected non-gravitational properties of dark matter. MORE
Monday, March 9, 2015

Columbia Neuroscientist Larry Abbott To Deliver Carnegie Mellon’s 2015 Buhl Lecture March 18

Larry AbbottIn his lecture, Abbott will discuss research into two neural circuits: one that allows flies to interpret the implications of different odors, and another that predicts the consequences of motor actions in an electric fish. MORE

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