As 5G makes headlines, CMU engineers look to the future
"5G moves us to a truly connected society with very high data rates, low latency, and massively interconnected devices," said Carnegie Mellon University Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) Department Head Doug Sicker, as quoted in a January press release.SciTech | February 11, 2019
Brightening the metaphor for data use
“Data is more like sunlight than oil,” proclaimed Google CFO Ruth Porat this week at the World Economic Forum. “It is like sunshine, we keep using it and it keeps regenerating."
The data-as-sunshine idea is quickly replacing the old motto of the information age: “data is the new oil.” Thou...SciTech | January 28, 2019
Humanities fall by the wayside at CMU
If you aren’t living under a rock, or possibly in the basement of Porter, you won’t find it hard to believe that the humanities are undervalued at Carnegie Mellon. We’ve all heard the jokes about Dietrich. We’ve all seen students forced to meet humanities requirements skim the course list with a resentful eye and a "let’s-get-this-over-with" attitude, gravitating toward the classes that seem low-e...Forum | November 19, 2018
Out in the sciences: ‘Without limits and without fear’
“The thing with science is that you can’t just do it from a cold, hard perspective,” says Andrew Wolff, a biology PhD student in the Mellon College of Science. “It’s very tied to your own personal beliefs.”SciTech | November 12, 2018
Pittsburgh group fights for dark skies
Roughly half of the stars visible in the 1990s can no longer be seen in Pittsburgh’s night sky. The stars aren’t going anywhere — so why can’t we see the Milky Way?
Light pollution — the presence of artificial light that interferes with the natural darkness of nighttime — is on the rise in Pittsburgh.SciTech | October 29, 2018