July 2010 Issue
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Every time we get in a car or a train or an airplane, we take for granted that everything will operate smoothly and that we'll safely reach our destination. Sadly, mechanical failures can happen, but a breakthrough computer program by Carnegie Mellon researcher André Platzer may make travel safer for us all.

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July 2010, Vol. 7 No. 3

Would you welcome the chance to rent your neighbor's idle car when you're left stranded without a set of wheels?

Could you ever imagine wanting to taste something that grows in the ground and has to be sniffed out by pigs or dogs?

Is it possible that a bunch of robots are bandmates to a legendary jazz guitarist who is on a worldwide tour?

Has Barbie really become a computer engineer?

Who are Carnegie Mellon's reigning Nobel laureates and Churchill scholars, and how did they achieve such remarkable success?

For the answers, start reading the July issue of Carnegie Mellon Today!