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  • ECE team takes third place in IC Design contest

    A team from CMU’s ECE department, composed of graduate students Abhishek Jajoo, John Reinke, and Leon Wang, recently won third place in the first phase of the 2007–2008 SRC/SIA IC Design Challenge. The team, led by faculty advisers Tamal Mukherjee and Gary Fedder, submitted the award-winning design titled “A Tunable Multiband RF MEMS Transceiver Front-End.”

    SciTech | March 31, 2008
  • How Things Work: Smart clothes

    Students lugging iPods and cell phones around campus may soon be a thing of the past. In the near future, some clothes will be equipped to play music and receive calls.

    SciTech | March 24, 2008
  • SciTech briefs

    World’s largest seed vault opened

    The world’s largest seed vault opened in the frozen Arctic mountains of Svalbard, Norway, last week. The vault is capable of storing up to 4.5 million frozen seed samples at temperatures as low as minus 0.4°F, at which experts say the seeds could last for thousands of years.

    SciTech | March 3, 2008
  • SciTech Briefs

    ‘Virtual’ border goes up and running

    A “virtual” fence consisting of sensor towers and advanced mobile communications has gone live on a 28-mile stretch of border separating the United States and Mexico. The fence, built near Nogales, Ariz., by Boeing, was delayed since its original launch date of 2007 by software problems.

    SciTech | February 25, 2008
  • HealthLine

    Music may boost drug abuse

    According to a recent report in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, one-third of all songs teenagers are exposed to explicitly refer to abuse of drugs or alcohol.

    SciTech | February 11, 2008