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  • Disease surveillance can detect any virus

    During the Zika virus outbreak, public health officials attempting to stop the virus from spreading further and scientists trying to understand its genetics were limited by the fact that the blood of a sick patient does not contain very many Zika virus capsids. In response to the outbreak, researchers in Broad Institute scientist Pardis Sabeti’s laboratory developed a new computational method know...

    SciTech | February 11, 2019
  • Converting carbon dioxide emissions into clean fuel

    Haotian Wang, a fellow at Harvard University’s Rowland Institute, and his team have recently detailed improvements they made to a system they first outlined in 2017. This system was already capable of reducing carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, a reactant commonly used in a variety of industrial processes, but the the team has made it drastically more practical and effective.

    SciTech | November 19, 2018
  • Carnegie Mellon Spends Nearly $17 Million On Shadyside Apartment Complex And Plans for the Future

    On Nov. 2, Carnegie Mellon purchased a Shadyside apartment complex known as Fifth Neville for $16.98 million, one of its most expensive real estate investments to date.

    News | November 12, 2018
  • Study tracks effect of screen time on children’s brain development

    As smartphones have become more and more ubiquitous, researchers and the general population alike are questioning how much screen time is healthy for a developing child. Many studies have investigated the effect of screen time on children, but a new study released on Sept. 26 in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health magazine claims to offer a more comprehensive picture of the impact of the amount...

    SciTech | October 8, 2018
  • EndTheRain seeks to improve the 'second dreariest city'

    EndTheRain, an organization founded by Carnegie Mellon senior Ben Kaplan, is focused on finding inventive solutions to the bevy of weather issues plaguing Carnegie Mellon students, most prominently Pittsburgh’s unpredictable weather and reputation as the “second dreariest city in the country.” Those very same weather issues deeply impacted Kaplan as well, who came up with the idea for EndTheRain w...

    News | October 1, 2018