Beyond deep fakes: CMU method transfers style from one video to another
From Bigfoot to King Kong, people have been faking photographs and videos for as long as the media have existed.SciTech | September 17, 2018
Insular dwarfism allows islanders to conserve resources
Islands can do funny things to an animal population.SciTech | August 20, 2018
"Impossible" soy-derived burger looks and tastes just like meat
Imagine the perfect burger.
It’s a full sensory experience: taste, smell, sound, sight, and feel. It’s fragrant and savory. It sizzles on the grill. It has a browned exterior and a pink, juicy middle. You know to make sure there’s a napkin nearby before you take your first bite.
Now imagine all that, but the patty is 100 percent plant-based. Sound impossible?SciTech | April 30, 2018
CEE researchers' geophonic sensors could help prevent falls
Smart buildings are no longer restricted to the realm of Disney Channel original movies.
Dr. Hae Young Noh, an assistant professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) department at Carnegie Mellon University, works on “structures as sensors” — that is, embedding sensors in buildings and other objects so they can tell us what the humans in and around them are doing.SciTech | April 16, 2018
Biomineralization: protecting baby birds for 500 million years
Eggshells, of course, have the important job of providing adequate protection for the developing chick it contains, allowing it to develop outside of a hen’s uterus. But, it doesn’t just have to be strong — it also needs to allow the chick to escape when its development is complete.SciTech | April 9, 2018