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From Sci-Fi to Real Life: Newly Discovered Substance Changes the Behavior of Water

A research team at the University of Pittsburgh has discovered a liquid polymer that raises water’s freezing point from 32 degrees Fahrenheit to about 100 degrees Fahrenheit, much like the deadly ice-nine does in Kurt Vonnegut’s classic sci-fi novel “Cat’s Cradle.”
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Student Team Wins Kids’ Choice Award at 24-hour Hackathon to Solve Pediatric Problems

Getting children to take their medicine in the right dose at the right time is tough. At a recent hackathon, three Pitt students came up with a prototype solution that won over kids themselves.

Big Funding for Big Data: Multidisciplinary Team Gets Grant to Study Anesthesia Complications

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a team led by engineer Heng Huang $1.18 million to use machine learning to predict postoperative complications and patient outcomes.
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Under Pressure: Device Could Help to Avoid Pipeline Disasters, Aid Glaucoma Patients

A team led by Pitt engineer Piervincenzo Rizzo is developing a sensor aimed at preventing corrosion-induced pipeline breaks. The technology could have other impacts, including measuring eye pressure in glaucoma patients.
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Hispanic Engineering Group Strives for Diversity, Inclusion in STEM Fields

Pitt’s chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers marks Hispanic Heritage Month — the group’s busiest time of year.