Ocean Cleanup system gears up to take down the garbage patch
Halfway between California and Hawaii, ocean currents come together to create a gyre. This vortex of waves concentrates floating debris to form what is known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of water-borne trash big enough to be an independent country.
Can anyone get rid of it?SciTech | October 1, 2018
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