Smartphones collect data to predict onset of depression
Professors Jason Hong and John Zimmerman are using the idea of the quantified self to detect the onset of depression through smartphone data.
Gittis studies neuroscience behind compulsive disorders
Neuroscientist Aryn Gittis received the NARSAD Young Investigator Grant from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.
Computational medicine is used to categorize asthma
Associate professor and researcher at Carnegie Mellon’s Lane Center for Computational Biology Wei Wu has used the power of computational techniques to redefine how doctors can diagnose their patients.
Pugwash: Hydraulic fracturing has both advantages and disadvantages
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 fracking.
How Things Work: Denser water creates rivers
This week's How Things Work explains how rivers can form underground.
This week's SciTech briefs discusses a lifesaving technique, crows, feminized male fish, autism, artificial chromosomes, and filtering light.