Marium Chandna Science & Technology Editor
New scanning technology unearths history of graves
When Yang Cai trekked the rocky trails of the Val Camonica Valley in the lower Alpine regions of Lombardy, Italy, he set the stage for a groundbreaking discovery in the field of 3-D image reconstruction.SciTech | December 3, 2007
How Things Work: Hot Air Balloons
Hot air balloons seem ever-ready to take to the skies, standing firm and upright, bobbing in the fresh air.
After reviewing the weather forecast, the pilot marks a wide, open space — free from any trees, poles, or power cables — as the take-off point. Reassured by the clear sky and mild breeze, the pilot slips on flame resistant gloves and climbs into the bowl-shaped wicker basket.SciTech | December 3, 2007
Nitrate fills atmosphere
Emily Elliott, an assistant professor in the department of geology and planetary science at the University of Pittsburgh, led a team of researchers in investigating the link between the presence of nitrogen in the atmosphere and vehicle emissions.
The three-year study was published in American Chemical Society on Oct. 20.SciTech | November 5, 2007
Symposium commemorates physics Nobel laureate
A leading researcher in the field of soft-matter physics and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes was honored by colleagues and friends at University of Pittsburgh’s Memorial Symposium two weeks ago.SciTech | October 29, 2007
Despite much speculation about its release date, The Kite Runner (2007) managed to reach the screens of several universities, including New York University, San José State University, and Carnegie Mellon. The movie was shown last week in McConomy Auditorium at a screening provided by Allied Advertising to the Student Activities Board.Pillbox | October 29, 2007