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Metal Nanoparticlesvideo

Water Matters to Metal Nanoparticles

When engineered nanoparticles in everyday products like paint, sunscreen and makeup hit the environment, they can cause unintended consequences. Greg Lowry, professor of civil and...
quantum dots

Organizing Quantum Dots May Improve Consumer Electronics

Carnegie Mellon University Materials Science and Engineering Professor Michael Bockstaller and his team are working on ways for quantum dots, or nanoparticles created from a specific...
Spectacular Supersoldervideo

Shen’s Spectacular Supersolder

Carnegie Mellon University's Sheng Shen has created a solder-like material called supersolder, with twice the thermal conductivity of conventional solders and a compliance higher...
metabolic disordersvideo

Growing Fat Cells on Silk May Help Researchers Better Understand Diseases

Carnegie Mellon University’s Rosalyn Abbott is analyzing fat, or adipose tissue, to learn about the characteristics of disease mechanisms and metabolic behavior. As obesity...
video gamesvideo

How a Computer Learns To Dribble: Practice, Practice, Practice

Basketball players need lots of practice before they master the dribble, and it turns out that's true for computer-animated players as well. By using...
batteries

3D Printing the Next Generation of Batteries

Additive manufacturing, otherwise known as 3D printing, can be used to manufacture porous electrodes for lithium-ion batteries—but because of the nature of the manufacturing...
Artificial intelligence

Optimizing Processes with AI

We’re in the age of big data. Data collected through sensors and new technologies at multiple scales can be leveraged to make decisions and...
smarter cars

Smarter Cars = Smarter Cities

Realizing the importance of transportation in the development of smart cities, students and faculty in Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public...
feeling of cool touch

Carnegie Mellon Neuroscientists Map Brain’s Response to Cold Touch

Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientists have mapped the feeling of cool touch to the brain's insula in a mouse model. The findings, published in the...
brain-machine interfacesvideo

Interfacing With the Brain

Chris Bettinger and his group have created a hydrogel material and fabrication process for electrodes that stick to the brain, matching its soft, squishy...
3-D Printervideo

Cheap 3-D Printer Can Produce Self-Folding Materials

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have used an inexpensive 3-D printer to produce flat plastic items that, when heated, fold themselves into predetermined shapes,...
Machine Learning Infers Microbialvideo

Machine Learning Infers Microbial Relationships

Carnegie Mellon University's Radu Marculescu is using machine learning to understand the microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal tract. His work could lay the groundwork...
smart infrastructurevideo

Conductive Paint Transforms Walls Into Sensors, Interactive Surfaces

Walls are what they are — big, dull dividers. With a few applications of conductive paint and some electronics, however, walls can become smart...
Sensors on hospital bedsvideo

Engineers Take Steps To Prevent Falls

One of four elderly persons falls every year in the United States. With more than 37 million hospitalizations annually, roughly one million falls occur...
Intracranial Pressurevideo

Shining a Light on Intracranial Pressure

Every year, millions of patients suffer from traumatic brain injuries often caused by car accidents, blows to the head, falls, infections or strokes. These patients...
bioprintervideo

3-DIY: Printing Your Own Bioprinter

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a low-cost 3-D bioprinter by modifying a standard desktop 3-D printer, and they have released the breakthrough...
Antibiotics

Computational Method Speeds Hunt for New Antibiotics

A team of American and Russian computer scientists has developed an algorithm that can rapidly search databases to discover novel variants of known antibiotics...
thermal-conductivity

Researchers Solve ‘Four-Phonon’ Thermal-Conductivity Obstacle Key to Tech Applications

New findings have solved a longstanding obstacle in research to understand the effects of heat conduction in solid materials, a critical issue in many...
digital security

Proof of Randomness Builds Future of Digital Security

Nearly all secure online traffic — from shopping to banking to communications — relies on a technique of randomly generating a number that serves...
biological tissues

​Scientists Make Research “Jelly” Grow More like Biological Tissues

Opens up new possibilities in tissue engineering and soft robotics   Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have found...