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Federal computers hackedSciTech | December 4, 2006
Bigfoot is back!SciTech | January 30, 2006
How Things Work: Fireflies
During the summer, a bird’s-eye view of your house might show little dancing lights around it. Up close, these lights are fireflies.
These “lightning bugs,” though, aren’t actually flies at all. They’re beetles, with one pair of wings. (To spot similar fakers in the future, when the name of an insect contains the word “fly,” it probably isn’t a true fly.)
There are more than 170 species of firef...SciTech | December 5, 2005
Physics Day: Celebrating 100 years of Einstein
Try to imagine a universe in which Einstein never existed. Chances are, we would not comprehend a micron of what we do today. 2005 marks the 100th anniversary of three seminal publications by Albert Einstein, outlining his theories of special relativity, light quanta, and Brownian motion. To celebrate the occasion, Carnegie Mellon?s Physics Student Advisory Council held the first Physics Day last ...SciTech | November 21, 2005
Social robots could help diagnose and treat autistic children
For the past four years, Brian Scassellati has been researching the uses of humanoid robots that can interact with people by natural social cues. Scassellati spoke last Friday on ?Social Robots, Social Development and Social Disorders,? in which he demonstrated the uses of social robots when applied to autism diagnosis and therapy.
Scassellati, a computer science professor at Yale, developed a so...SciTech | November 14, 2005