Michael Setzer Contributing Editor

Class of 2014


  • Scientists make discovery in field of synthetic biology

    When moving through a bustling crowd, you probably think about how much more efficiently you could get to your destination if you were the only one there. While this train of thought might make sense with regards to daily life, researchers at Carnegie Mellon have found that crowding within a cell may actually increase its efficiency.

    SciTech | August 26, 2013
  • SciTech Briefs

    Hookah smoke has carcinogens and carbon monoxide

    SciTech | April 29, 2013
  • SciTech Briefs

    Rats receive new engineered organ

    SciTech | April 22, 2013
  • Engineers push for collaboration on shale gas research

    The energy climate of the nation, and especially southwest Pennsylvania, was been transformed by the discovery of the Marcellus Shale. The fracking boom has been a source of controversy, and has brought up many important questions regarding the economy, the environment, and policy. Recently, researchers from Carnegie Mellon have traveled to Washington, D.C. to speak with policymakers and share the...

    SciTech | April 1, 2013
  • How Things Work: sunglasses

    While Pittsburgh weather might have you feeling otherwise, spring is officially upon us. And even though that currently means a high of 45˚F with flurries, soon the mercury will rise and the skies will clear. One necessary component of spring and summer will probably be sunglasses.

    SciTech | March 25, 2013

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