In Pittsburgh, some might argue that experimental music is king. From heavy noise bands to kitchen sink recordings, if you’re into the weird, you’re not too far away from a decent house show (provided you know the right people). Experimental music seems to be gaining popularity across the board, and with that popularity comes new people finding new ways to create it. What used to be a couple of du...Pillbox | October 13, 2008
Pitt Alum receives Grainger Award for water filter system
Pitt alum Abul Hussam was recently awarded the Grainger Challenge Prize Gold Award by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and The Grainger Foundation for his invention of the SONO filter, which removes arsenic from drinking water.SciTech | April 16, 2007
Author and photographer holds exhibition on marshes and wildlife
Where does nature hide its treasures? The answer to this question is at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
The museum is currently hosting Marshes: The Disappearing Edens, an exhibition of William Burt’s 30-year exploration of North American marshes.
According to Burt’s exhibit, marshes are abundant and unexpected treasures.SciTech | April 2, 2007
Carnegie Mellon: easy to laugh at
So did you see that funny guy at the “non-alcoholic fair?” It was great, man; like we all did a “round of waters” and then went. With jokes like this, Pablo Francisco had everyone on Midway laughing for a good hour on Thursday night.Pillbox | April 24, 2006
Save the writings on the walls
Boys have been writing on walls since the beginning of time. Well, perhaps that is an exaggeration, but this scribbling tendency is quite ancient. Recent research by R. Dale Guthrie, a professor emeritus at the University of Alaska and author of The Nature of Paleolithic Art, shows that the cave drawings from 35,000 years ago were primarily created by boys aged nine to 17. The concepts and image...Pillbox | April 10, 2006