Jun Xian Leong Staff Writer

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  • Mindkin: Mind Over Chatter

    “He said he liked opera when we met online, and then he falls asleep during every single performance we’ve ever been to!”

    “Her bio says she likes programming. I meet her for the first time, and she doesn’t know what Java is! She thought it was a tropical fruit!”

    Pillbox | February 12, 2007
  • Carnegie Mellon theorist creates test for string theory

    String theory has long been a subject of heated debate in particle physics because of its mostly unconfirmable predictions, which lead many experts to question its legitimacy. Now, in a controversial paper jointly published by researchers throughout the United States, scientists claim to have developed a test that may falsify the postulates of string theory and thereby change our perceptions of th...

    SciTech | February 5, 2007
  • Robot will race in city

    Move over, Sandstorm and H1ghlander, Carnegie Mellon’s robots that participated in a mock military mission through the Mojave Desert in 2005. There’s a new car on the block, and it has more power than either of them.

    SciTech | January 29, 2007
  • How Things Work: Cochlear Implants

    Superhuman hearing is usually something left to comic books, movies, and even fantasies of a more-advanced, future human race.

    SciTech | January 22, 2007