Priyamvada Gupta

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  • Homecoming gears up to be bigger and better than last year

    The Carnegie Mellon campus is getting prepared to host another fun-filled weekend for the alumni who make the university so prestigious. Every year, the Student Homecoming Committee hosts a number of events during the weekend to reacquaint alumni with their alma mater. This year, the purpose remains the same but is being implemented in a manner different from past years.

    Special | November 1, 2010
  • Third time’s the charm for Bhangra in the Burgh

    Bhangra. Over the past three years, this word has created a special place for itself in the Carnegie Mellon lingo. To an outsider, bhangra — one of the most popular Indian dances — would entail brilliant colors, energy-packed performances, and wholesome entertainment. To the average Carnegie Mellon student, bhangra has come to mean all this and much more. Bhangra in the Burgh, Carnegie Mellon Univ...

    Pillbox | February 1, 2010
  • How Things Work: Plasma TVs

    A plasma TV has a wide screen exactly like a conventional television set, but one major difference from the hulking “big box” is that its thickness is only six inches. So much is managed in such a small space because a plasma display illuminates small, colored fluorescent lights to form an image, whereas old television sets use a cathode ray tube (CRT) to form the same image. A CRT is very bulky, ...

    SciTech | February 1, 2010
  • Health Talk: Huntington's disease

    Nearly 25,000 Americans suffer from Huntington’s disease, so they cannot control their own actions and are unable to make their own decisions. The statistics for the disease, as reported in an article in The New York Times, also show that nearly 75,000 people carry the mutant gene responsible for the disease and are largely unaware of having the disease until its symptoms start showing up, which...

    SciTech | April 27, 2009
  • Sci/Tech briefs

    Supercomputer helps scientists

    A supercomputer that is capable of answering challenging questions about supernovas, climate change, and the arrangement of water molecules was built recently and is located at the National Center for Computational Sciences in Tennessee. The computer, called Jaguar, is the most powerful and fastest computer ever dedicated to science.

    SciTech | April 13, 2009