CAPS investigates causes and implications of air pollution
Air pollution has been a huge problem over the past century, especially here in industry-based Pittsburgh. But beginning last summer, a team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon have conducted research on particle air pollution and reevaluated the effect of these particles on health and the environment.SciTech | January 18, 2010
Competition promotes innovations in research
Last weekend, Carnegie Mellon hosted the Siemens Competition, a research competition that brings together brilliant high school students from across the country.SciTech | November 23, 2009
Online social networking sites lead to burglaries
Whenever one hears about Internet crime, one usually pictures a case of identity theft, fund embezzlement, or stalking. In a recent arrest of several California youths, however, all three of these crimes were combined in a bizarre affair involving the burglaries of several Hollywood celebrities’ houses.Forum | November 23, 2009
Plextronics improves LEDs and solar cells
If you’re familiar with Sony technology, particularly the 2007 OLED digital TV, you’ve witnessed technology currently being refined by a team led by Carnegie Mellon University’s vice president for research, Richard McCullough. In addition to his duties as vice president for research — which include managing corporate research and campus-wide projects and overseeing student-inclusive research proje...SciTech | November 16, 2009
NMR research fights breast cancer
Carnegie Mellon associate research professor Roberto Gil has employed nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to analyze the chemical structure of a compound known as withanolide, known to inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells.
NMR spectroscopy has been in use for the past decade and has provided new insight on the structure of chemical compounds.
Nuclear magnetic resonance is a prope...SciTech | November 9, 2009