Emma Flickinger

Class of 2019


  • Food for microbes found on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus

    Saturn’s moon Enceladus contains molecular hydrogen, which many microbes use as food, scientists announced this month. And if microbe food is present on Enceladus, microscopic alien organisms could be too.

    SciTech | May 1, 2017
  • AI displays gender, racial bias because of human writing

    Artificial intelligence (AI) can be just as biased as humans, according to a new study by researchers from Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. The study, published April 13 in Science Magazine, uncovered racial and gen- der bias in a prominent ma- chine learning algorithm — Stanford University’s Global Vectors for Word Representation, or GLoVe, which learns to associat...

    SciTech | April 24, 2017
  • Cassini will fly between Saturn’s rings for first time ever

    The Cassini probe has spent the last 13 years orbiting Saturn at a distance, faithfully gathering data and sending it back to Earth. Now, it is entering the nal stage of its mission, named the Grand Finale, and will eventually plunge into the planet itself.

    SciTech | April 17, 2017
  • Carnegie Mellon develops new carbon dioxide emission index

    Carnegie Mellon has collaborated with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems to design and create a new index to evaluate the carbon emission levels of US energy companies.

    SciTech | April 10, 2017
  • Mathematical theorem detects gerrymandering in districts

    A team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) and Carnegie Mellon used a new mathematical theorem to show that Pennsylvania’s congressional districts are gerrymandered.

    SciTech | April 3, 2017

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