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MellonHeads hosts lecture on the benefits of hackathons

MellonHeads, a recently-formed group that fosters collaboration, hosted an event entitled "Hackathons Demystified" in which they discussed the benefits of hackathons.

CMU researchers develop The Drinkable Book water filters

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon are investigating a way to use paper water filters that also double as pages for an educational book for underdeveloped and developing countries.

Researchers investigate new biomaterial for orthopedics

Stefanie A. Sydlik, a Carnegie Mellon alumnus, spoke last Tuesday about new orthopedic materials as part of a seminar series hosted by the biomedical engineering department.

Pugwash: Does Google sway elections?

Student Pugwash is a non-advocacy, educational organization. This article is a summary of last week’s discussion on the ability of Google, and like companies, to sway elections.

Firefighters use varied tactics to combat major forest fires

This week's How Things Work discusses forest fires and techniques that firefighters use.

SciTech Briefs

This week's SciTech Briefs cover invisibility cloaks, tsunami predictions, ocean wildlife depletion, ad-blocking, activating brain cells, and bird IQ tests.

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