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Carnegie Mellon math team wins first place at Putnam

The Carnegie Mellon team, led by Professor Po-Shen Loh, won the first place in the 77th William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition for the first time in history.

Carnegie Mellon develops new carbon dioxide emission index

On March 28, during Carnegie Mellon’s Energy Week 2017, a new index to evaluate the carbon emission levels of US energy companies- the Carnegie Mellon Power Sector Carbon Index was revealed.

CMU and Berkeley scientists looking for safer seizure suppression

Scientists from CMU and Berkeley study a method that would suppress epileptic seizures using a phenomenon called Anderson localization.

Use of foveal descriptors help improve facial recognition

Deva Ramanan, an associate professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon, and Peiyun Hu, a Ph.D. robotics student, developed an improved method that uses foveal descriptors for detecting faces in a crowd.

Classifying alien civilizations with the Kardashev scale

This week, in How Things Work, learn about the Kardashev Scale which classifies civilizations based on the amount of energy they use.

SciTech Briefs

This week, researchers found that genetics contributes to risk of second cancer in pediatric patients, traces of pesticide in Iowa water and an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet.

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