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