Daniel Tkacik Senior Staffwriter

Class of 2013


  • How Things Work: fire

    Fire: mankind’s greatest invention, or worst enemy? According to the U.S. Fire Administration, fire kills roughly 3,500 Americans each year and injures over 17,000 more. These numbers are higher than those resulting from any other force of nature. At the same time, it provides heat and is used to cook food needed for human survival, among countless other familiar benefits. Debates aside, one may p...

    SciTech | February 25, 2013
  • New program focuses on science communication skills

    A 2005 survey conducted by Research!America found that only 18 percent of Americans said they personally know a scientist. Many hypothesize that this is due to a lack of dialogue between scientists and the general public. To help change this, a new program starting this fall aims to encourage researchers to open up to the public and speak a language everyone can understand.

    SciTech | October 1, 2012
  • Incoming vice provost uses music, virtual reality to help stroke victims

    Having spent the last decade designing a virtual system that incorporates music with visuals to help stroke victims regain limb functionality, Thanassis Rikakis isn’t a surprising choice for Carnegie Mellon’s new vice provost for design, arts, and technology.

    SciTech | September 17, 2012
  • SciTech Briefs

    West Nile outbreak one of the largest for this time of year

    SciTech | August 27, 2012
  • SciTech Briefs

    Consuming berries is ‘berry good’ for your brain

    SciTech | April 30, 2012

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