Radha Chitale

Class of 2006


  • How Things Work: Aphrodisiacs

    What is it about some things that make you stop in your tracks and go “Damn!”? Such is the nature of an aphrodisiac. Throughout history, a potent aphrodisiac to change the ordinary into the erotic has been almost as elusive as the Philosopher’s Stone. The search has spawned multitudes of remedies for a lagging libido that range from odd to funny to dangerous.

    SciTech | February 13, 2006
  • Doctors of Carnegie host HIV/AIDS symposium

    Students gathered in Rangos last Thursday for the annual Doctors of Carnegie (DOCs) Health Symposium to discuss HIV/AIDS awareness. A diverse panel of specialists from the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force (PATF) came to share their experiences with HIV/AIDS outreach and education programs.

    SciTech | January 30, 2006
  • Life in Extreme Environments: the Atacama Desert

    Nested between the Andes and the coastal mountain ranges of Chile lies the Atacama Desert: the driest and most lifeless place on earth. Until recently, the lack of moisture and nutrients, thin atmosphere, and intense radiation led scientists to believe that the Atacama was uninhabitable by any kind of life. Five years ago, though, a team of NASA scientists disproved that theory: they found one roc...

    SciTech | December 5, 2005
  • Jeannette Wing gives keynote address for NCWIT meeting

    Last week, Carnegie Mellon hosted a meeting for the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT). Attendees were treated to an energetic keynote address from Jeannette Wing, head of CMU?s Computer Science department. Wing spoke about the department?s history, challenges, and how to implement changes that support women in technical fields by following CMU?s examples of outreach and ...

    SciTech | November 21, 2005
  • Sony Corporation lends two QRIO robots to Carnegie Mellon

    For the second time this year since January, crowds gathered in Newell-Simon last Friday for a demonstration of one of the most startling accomplishments in artificial intelligence and robotics yet: QRIO. A play on the word ?curious,? the two-and-a-half-foot-tall silver figure charmed the audience with its grace and agility.
    Manufactured by Sony Electronics, QRIO is a humanoid robot that can resp...

    SciTech | November 7, 2005

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