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  • How Things Work: Aquaculture proves problematic

    While a large portion of our food supply is harvested from the land, there also exists an important underwater component of farming. On Feb. 9, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a suggested procedure to the federal government about the future of American aquaculture, or the farming of aquatic organisms for human consumption and other uses. The NOAA, in a public st...

    SciTech | February 14, 2011
  • How Things Work: Solar technology could power hazard-free ‘smart’ roads

    We, as Pittsburghers, are no strangers to snow. Many upperclassmen fondly remember the three days of canceled classes last February, while the rest of Pittsburgh raged against the poor safety conditions of the roads and the lack of plowing. Almost 12 months later, the eastern United States has experienced a series of crippling blizzards. The complaints of citizens in New York City and Atlanta, Ga....

    SciTech | January 24, 2011
  • Research aims to remove pharmaceutical contaminants

    Pharmaceutical drugs have become so common in our lives that they sometimes appear in surprising locations. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon’s Steinbrenner Institute, which focuses on environmental science research and safe environmental practices and policies, have performed extensive work in determining the effects of pharmaceuticals in public water supplies.

    SciTech | November 15, 2010
  • Carnegie Mellon faculty improve algorithm to solve equations

    Linear equations are a fundamental part of mathematics. Many of us have been taught how to solve these equations for an unknown variable since middle school. In the real world, applications of linear equations — or, in some cases, systems of linear equations — are significant. Unfortunately, solving a large set of linear equations can be time-consuming for algorithmic solvers, but researchers from...

    SciTech | November 1, 2010
  • How Things Work: Wind turbines

    Wind power is not a new invention. Windmills have been around for centuries, grinding grain and pumping water. However, for just over a century, the energy of wind has been transformed into usable electrical energy. It has become one of the most widely discussed energy topics in the scientific field today. As a viable source of energy in the future, learning the details behind wind turbine technol...

    SciTech | October 11, 2010