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Video: Watch how a little paint can turn a basic wall into an interactive surface

By Faye Oney / May 23, 2018

Using conductive paint, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have transformed an ordinary wall into an interactive surface that can track electrical devices, appliances, and even a human’s touch.

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Video: Your skin becomes the touchscreen for this futuristic projector smartwatch

By April Gocha / May 9, 2018

Researchers and engineers at Carnegie Mellon University and ASU Tech Co. Ltd. in China have a solution that thinks outside the box—a smartwatch that has a built-in projector that instead turns your skin into the touchscreen.

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Latest innovation in ‘smarter’ technology harnesses electrical power of the human body

By Stephanie Liverani / November 13, 2015

What if the key to “smarter” technology literally lies within us? Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research are developing smartwatch technology that uses the human body’s electrical connectivity to automatically recognize what objects users are touching and launch specific contextual applications to help support the task at hand.

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Designing robots might be easier than you think—all thanks to this new interactive tool

By Stephanie Liverani / November 11, 2015

Most of us can agree robots of all levels are fascinating, but few have the knowledge and capability to actually build sophisticated machines from scratch. At least that used to be the case, thanks to a new interactive design system developed by Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University.

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Forget Louie the Lightning Bug (just this once)—Electronics and water make the perfect pair at EMA’15

By April Gocha / June 10, 2014

While it’s generally not a good idea to keep electronics away from water, there’s an exception to every rule. In this case, it’s water and electronics, which will mix surprisingly well next January 21–23 at Electronic Materials and Applications 2015 in SeaWorld Orlando, Fla.

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America Makes announces additive manufacturing project award winners

By Eileen De Guire / January 21, 2014

A tool caddy inside America Makes’ laser melt system also was made using additive manufacturing techniques. (Credit: ACerS.) The Youngstown-based America Makes—the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute—just announced the 15 winners of its RFP from last fall. According to the press release, America Makes “will provide $9 million in funding toward these projects with $10.3…

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Access open to JACerS’ article on ceramic grand challenges; new workshop will explore multidisciplinary aspects of ‘materials by design’

By Eileen De Guire / January 8, 2013

Ceramic researchers at a workshop last March to identify the grand challenges of ceramic science. Their findings were published in an open access article in the December 2012 JACerS. Credit: ACerS. The featured and free-of-charge paper in the December issue of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society is the promised report from the NSF-funded…

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‘Print’ a house? Why not! Plus, ‘Rust Belt’ region awarded pilot institute for additive manufacturing

By Eileen De Guire / August 17, 2012

If you are thinking of building a new home for your family, you might want to watch this TEDx talk by a USC professor who has engineered a way to build a house using additive manufacturing methods. Wowser! I thought this technology was for smallish stuff, like electronics, bones or coffee cups. Behrokh Khoshnevis, though,…

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Materials Football Game of the Week: Case Western Reserve at Carnegie Mellon

By Eileen De Guire / November 11, 2011

The GameCase Western Reserve University at Carnegie Mellon UniversityNov. 12, 2:000 p.m., ET These two look-alike schools will meet for the 41st time on Saturday. Since 1986, this game has been known as the Academic Bowl, to acknowledge that these institutions are among the nation’s top research and scholastic institutions, and that these scholar-athletes compete…

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White House invests $500M in Advanced Manufacturing Partnership

By Eileen De Guire / June 29, 2011

President Barack Obama announces Advanced Manufacturing Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University. Credit: Pete Souza; Official White House Photo. Last week President Obama unveiled a new initiative to invest in emerging technologies and create new manufacturing jobs and increase the nation’s global competitiveness. During a visit to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., Obama introduced the…

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