Carnegie Mellon University

Robot engages novice computer scientists (w/ video)

Learning how to program a computer to display the words "Hello World" once may have excited students, but that hoary chestnut of a lesson doesn't cut it in a world of videogames, smartphones and Twitter. One ...

May 05, 2011
3.5 / 5 (2) 2 | with audio podcast

Researchers electrify polymerization

Scientists led by Carnegie Mellon University chemist Krzysztof Matyjaszewski are using electricity from a battery to drive atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), a widely used method of creating industrial plastics. ...

Mar 31, 2011
5 / 5 (1) 1 | with audio podcast

Researchers identify 'Facebook neurons'

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have found that within the brain's neocortex lies a subnetwork of highly active neurons that behave much like people in social networks. Like Facebook, these neuronal ...

Jan 10, 2011
5 / 5 (3) 1 | with audio podcast