Carnegie Mellon University Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University is a leader in education and research in advanced manufacturing, bioengineering, computational engineering, energy and the environment, micro/nanoengineering, product design, and robotics. We empower students through hands-on learning, flexibility of course work, and multidisciplinary collaboration to solve real-world problems.

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Plants & Animals

Butterflies create jet propulsion with a clap of their wings

The whimsical, wafting flight of butterflies may not give the impression of top aerodynamic performance, but research published on Wednesday suggests their large flexible wings could be perfectly designed to give them a burst ...

Ecology

Protected areas vulnerable to growing emphasis on food security

Protected areas are critical to mitigating extinction of species; however, they may also be in conflict with efforts to feed the growing human population. A new study shows that 6% of all global terrestrial protected areas ...

Business

Netflix's big 4Q lifts video service above 200M subscribers

Netflix's video streaming service has surpassed 200 million subscribers for the first time as its expanding line-up of TV series and movies continues to captivate people stuck at home during the ongoing battle against the ...

Environment

Reducing air pollution 'could prevent 50,000 EU deaths'

Limiting air pollution to levels recommended by the World Health Organization could prevent more than 50,000 deaths in Europe annually, according to research published Wednesday that called for urgent action.

Computer Sciences

How to train a robot (using AI and supercomputers)

Before he joined the University of Texas at Arlington as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and founded the Robotic Vision Laboratory there, William Beksi interned at iRobot, the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Partial lockdown in Beijing over COVID-19 outbreak

A partial lockdown was imposed on the Chinese capital Wednesday, with 1.6 million residents banned from leaving Beijing, after a handful of cases were detected.