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Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a private research university based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie as the Carnegie Technical Schools, the university became the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1912 and began granting four-year degrees. In 1967, the Carnegie Institute of Technology merged with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research to form Carnegie Mellon University. With its main campus located 3 miles (5 km) from Downtown Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon has grown into an international university with over a dozen degree-granting locations in six continents, including campuses in Qatar and Silicon Valley, and more than 20 research partnerships. The university has seven colleges and independent schools, all of which offer interdisciplinary programs: the College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mellon College of Science, Tepper School of Business, H. John Heinz III College of Information Systems and Public Policy, and the School of Computer Science.

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An atomic look at lithium-rich batteries

“An international team of collaborators has made the first direct observation of the anionic redox reaction in a lithium-rich battery material. The research opens up pathways for improving existing battery cathodes—and designing new ones. Batteries have come a long …

CMU Lab Leads Development of Pasta That Morphs Into Shape When Cooked

“Flat-Packed Noodles Create More Sustainable Packaging, Transportation and Storage People love pasta for its shapes — from tubes of penne and rigatoni to spirals of fusilli and rotini. But what makes farfalle different from conchiglie also makes the staple a bear …

Tailing new ideas

“MechE’s Aaron Johnson’s Robomechanics Lab is looking to nature for robotic tail designs that make orientation tasks easier for moving robots. From lizards to kangaroos, many animals with tails possess an agility that allows them to turn or …

CMU’s Snakebot Goes for a Swim

“Carnegie Mellon University’s acclaimed snake-like robot can now slither its way underwater, allowing the modular robotics platform to inspect ships, submarines and infrastructure for damage. A team from the Biorobotics Lab in the School of Computer Science’s Robotics …

A route for avoiding defects during additive manufacturing

“Additive manufacturing has yet to reach its potential in part because tiny bubbles or pores can form, creating weak spots in finished parts. Research published in Science reveals how the pores form and offers insight into controlling the machines to …

World’s fastest open-source intrusion detection is here

“Intrusion detection systems are the invisible intelligence agencies in computer networks. They scan every packet of data that is passed through the network, looking for signs of any one of the tens of thousands of different types of cyberattacks they …

CMU Scientists Solve 90-Year-Old Geometry Problem

“Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists and mathematicians have resolved the last, stubborn piece of Keller’s conjecture, a geometry problem that scientists have puzzled over for 90 years. By structuring the puzzle as what computer scientists call a satisfiability problem …

Microwaving new materials

“Reeja Jayan has made a breakthrough in our understanding of how microwaves affect materials chemistry, laying the groundwork for tailor-made ceramic materials with new electronic, thermal, and mechanical properties. Microwave ovens are the mainstay of cooking appliances in our homes …

Sensing tire wear

“Researchers propose how we can we measure and monitor tire wear with tire wear sensors, increasing safety on the road, saving drivers money, and ultimately, saving lives. Has your car ever lost traction with the road during inclement weather? When …

A new law for metamaterials

“Metamaterials, which are engineered to have properties not found in nature, have long been developed and studied because of their unique features and exciting applications. However, the physics behind their thermal emission properties have remained unclear to researchers—until now …