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Thanos Tzounopoulos sits on a black bench with a microscope in the background.

Pitt researchers discovered a way to prevent hearing loss caused by loud noise

Free-floating zinc molecules in the inner ear may hold the key to why hearing loss occurs, according to a new paper from the School of Medicine.

  • Technology & Science
  • Center for Neuroscience
  • School of Medicine
Carniero, wearing an orange hardhat, stands in an industrial factory

A Pitt alumnus is developing ‘green steel’ to revolutionize the industry

Boston Metal CEO Tadeu Carneiro says, “We are privileged, all of us, to be living in the decade during which we will save the planet.”

  • Technology & Science
  • Sustainability
Four students watch as an instructor points at a wall of screens displaying data

An R.K. Mellon Foundation award will help Pitt train Pennsylvania workers in responsible data science

The Office of the Provost initiative will use the funding to build online programs to ensure the region’s workers are job-ready.

  • Technology & Science
  • Community Impact
  • Provost
An Xray of an impacted wisdom tooth

Why do people have wisdom teeth?

The answer has a lot to do with the distant past — and a bit about the present day, too.

  • Technology & Science
People sit around a large table

The Office of the National Cyber Director visited Pitt to discuss workforce development

Government, academic and foundation leaders convened to share ways to grow and diversify the region’s cybersecurity workforce.

  • Technology & Science
  • Community Impact
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Pitt is making data science accessible worldwide with a new online master’s degree

The School of Computing and Information is partnering with Coursera to launch the flexible curriculum in May 2024.

  • University News
  • Technology & Science
  • School of Computing and Information
The city of Pittsburgh

LifeX won a $2 million economic development grant

The life sciences capital growth company will use the funds to accelerate technology entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh and beyond.

  • Technology & Science
  • Our City/Our Campus
One student fills a large weather balloon with air while another holds it above her head

These Pitt students are following the eclipse to Texas

The paths of two upcoming eclipses overlap outside of San Antonio. The Shadow Bandits won’t miss the chance to study them.

  • Technology & Science
  • Space
  • Students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Swanson School of Engineering
A rendering of the BioForge facility

Pitt’s BioForge Manufacturing Center gets approval from Pittsburgh’s Planning Commission

Construction on the life sciences research hub is scheduled to begin this year.

  • Community Impact
  • Technology & Science
Team members pull an orange and black racing car from its garage onto the track

3 Pitt alumni competed at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

An engineer and two former Pitt wrestlers hit the world-famous track last week.

  • Technology & Science
  • Alumni
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Swanson School of Engineering
Metamaterials constructed with Alavi's algorithm

Survival of the fittest, AI style

Pitt engineer Amir Alavi built an algorithm that’s producing new materials with unique properties. Here’s how they could help build the future.

  • Technology & Science
  • Swanson School of Engineering
Binh Khanh Mai and Peng Liu sit on a classroom desk in front of a whiteboard

A new chemical process makes it easier to craft amino acids that don’t exist in nature

The research, published in Science by a team including Pitt chemists, could open the door to new protein-based therapies.

  • Technology & Science
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Lise Meitner

The omission of women's contributions in 'Oppenheimer' is part of a harmful trend, Pitt experts say

Lack of representation can reinforce stereotypes about who belongs in the sciences, write Carl Kurlander and Chandralekha Singh.

  • Technology & Science
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
People sit with laptops in a classroom, watching a person present on a large screen

Most high schools don’t teach cybersecurity. This Pitt program aims to change that.

Funded by the NSA and NSF, GenCyber@Pitt is training high school teachers in fundamental cyber concepts to include in their own classrooms.

  • Technology & Science
  • Teaching & Learning
  • School of Computing and Information
A white Magnavox Odyssey

You can now play a rare, unreleased video game from the 70s, thanks to a Pitt lab

Take a deep dive into the history of Ski Festival and the Magnavox Odyssey with Pitt’s Zachary Horton.

  • Technology & Science
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Kaplan looks at petri dishes in a lab

How a Twitter thread became a letter in Nature

Last year, a provocative paper overturned established wisdom about “silent” genetic mutations. Pitt's Craig Kaplan and a group of biologist colleagues weren’t convinced.

  • Technology & Science
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
People stand around computing equipment in face masks

Western Pa. is set to 'level up' its quantum capabilities with an $11.6 million investment from Pitt

The funding will establish the Western Pennsylvania Quantum Information Core, a cross-disciplinary effort that will position Pitt and its partners at the forefront of the field.

  • University News
  • Technology & Science
  • Community Impact
  • Pittsburgh Quantum Institute (PQI)
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Students took a leading role in creating Pitt’s new Jonas Salk exhibit

Museum studies and public health students helped choose, clean and display the objects that make up the new exhibit in the School of Public Health building.

  • University News
  • Technology & Science
  • Students
  • School of Public Health
A portrait of Grace Fluery in a black shirt

Meet Pitt’s newest Goldwater scholar

Grace Fleury fell in love with one of the most notorious fields in STEM — organic chemistry — and now she has received one of the most prestigious awards for students.

  • University News
  • Technology & Science
  • Undergraduate students
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
A person looks at a laptop while playing guitar surrounded by neon illustrations

He’s going to predict your next favorite song

Pitt graduate student Hunter Osterhoudt is mixing his love of music with the power of algorithms as he pursues a master’s in computer science, thanks to Pitt2Pitt.

  • Technology & Science
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Graduate and professional students
  • School of Computing and Information