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SciTech Briefs

This week's briefs report the discovery of a "saturn-like" planet, a "gene-stealing" virus, ketamine as an anti-depressant, jumping spiders' range and the introduction of Google's fact-checking tag

Hurricanes are powerful, yet destructive forces of nature

Earlier this month, Hurricane Matthew caused widespread damage to life and property. In this week's How Things Work, learn about how hurricanes are formed and what makes them so destructive.

Icebreakers break through Arctic ice

Student Pugwash is a non-advocacy, education organization that discusses the implications of science. This article is a summary of last week’s discussion on icebreakers.

New omnidirectional robot utilizes only two moving parts

Read about the cutting-edge research being carried out at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute by the Hollis research group, and discover why their new robot, the SIMbot, is so astounding.

White House Frontier Conference sparks innovative exhibits

Last Thursday, Carnegie Mellon University co-hosted the 2016 White House Frontiers Conference, featuring a number of exhibits that demonstrate the cutting-edge technology being developed here.

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