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Robot helps reveal science behind snack choices

Many people may be concerned with choosing the right snack when it comes to their waistlines and overall health. Some Carnegie Mellon researchers are here to help influence that choice.

Basic physics distilled

Energy, power, climate change, atomic explosions — what scientific concepts should future presidents of the United States be familiar with? One course at Carnegie Mellon aims to address exactly that.

Researchers assess risks posed by nanoparticles

Nanoparticles play an increasingly important role in our lives, but may pose a risk to our health and the environment. These particles have recently been a hot topic in Carnegie Mellon research.

The nature of fluorescence

Tonic water, $20 bills, jellyfish, teeth whiteners, laundry detergents — all of these items, seemingly mundane, can manifest the power of fluorescence.

SciTech Briefs

Researchers have discovered the world's heaviest insect, which is heavier than three adult mice.

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