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  • CAUSE and Heinz speaker series: Dr. Alondra Nelson

    Deputy Director for Science and Society for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Dr. Alondra Nelson spoke as part of a speaker series hosted by the Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE) and Heinz College last Friday. The speaker series has focused on racial disparities in American policing and healthcare systems, and Nelson spoke about the overlooked h...

    News | February 22, 2021
  • OLEDs and foldable screens

    There’s a lot of hype right now over foldable phones with companies like Samsung, Microsoft, and Google each coming up with their own take on the concept. A departure from classic smartphone designs, foldable phones with fully interactive screens are attractive both for their novelty and their efficiency, allowing users to take more screen space with them without having to manage a bulkier device....

    SciTech | February 22, 2021
  • Research roundup

    Carnegie Mellon students and faculty are always engaged in some awesome research projects, and this section of SciTech is intended to highlight some of the work happening right on campus! Read on to learn about a few of the recent developments that might have flown under your radar.

    Carnegie Mellon University students train AI to write book of limericks

    SciTech | February 15, 2021
  • Twitter bots create COVID misinformation according to pre-print CMU study

    The COVD-19 pandemic continues to sweep through the nation, leaving thousands dead in its wake and forcing Americans to adapt to a new “normal”: one replete with face masks, social distancing, and obsessive sanitation. Yet as deadly and disruptive as the disease is, a quick search on the internet will reveal that Americans are incredibly divided over this issue. Some, understanding the risks of th...

    SciTech | September 7, 2020
  • Accounting for your life: the basics of trading commodities

    Through different eras of human civilization, gold has been considered a precious commodity, a word synonymous with wealth and used to symbolize status and power. Thousands of years later, nothing has changed, and people continue to seek out gold along with other precious resources like silver and oil.

    Forum | November 4, 2019