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Carnegie Mellon student develops water purification

Senior chemical engineering major Adam Simpson is researching the use of biofilm and geotextile technology to filter water.

Wireless mice use radio wave technology

This week's How Things Work discusses the science and electronics behind wireless computer mice.

IntraFace software able to read emotion

Fernando De La Torre, an associate research professor in the Robotics Institute, has developed IntraFace, an app that allows a robot to algorithmically calculate emotion based on facial expressions.

SciTech Briefs

This week's SciTech Briefs cover the Zika virus, mysterious dead birds, brain trauma in athletes, three-parent babies, adapting loudspeakers, and exoskeletons.

Should the U.S. build icebreakers, create trade routes?

Student Pugwash is a non-advocacy, educational organization that discusses the implications of science. This article is a summary of last week’s discussion on icebreaker ships.

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