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Professors receive Katayanagi Prizes

Professors from the University of California at Berkeley and MIT win the second annual Katayanagi prizes in computer science.

SCS’ Robot Hall of Fame inducts four new robots

Lt. Cmdr. Data, of the Star Trek fame, gets inducted into Carnegie Mellon’s Robot Hall of Fame.

Scientists facilitate self-assembly of nanoparticles

Carnegie Mellon’s Nadine Aubry and NJIT professor Pushpendra Singh, develop new technology for the self-assembly of nanoparticles.

How Things Work: Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology could soon be capable of creating machines that could build any object out of virtually thin air.

Health Talk: Sleeping foot

Learn what causes your foot to “fall asleep” after sitting idle for a long time.

Findings: Understanding cancer

Mutations in the protein p53 can lead to uncontrolled division of cells, causing cancer to spread throughout the human body.

SciTech Briefs

Zirconia, a substance found in fake diamonds, can help increase engine efficiency.


Recent research suggests that dietary supplements may not be that helpful after all and may actually prove to be harmful.

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