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2013-05-02 16:22:47

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Event: Carnegie Mellon University's Scott Institute for Energy Innovation will host a policy briefing about how to manage renewable energy sources like wind and solar power, which do not produce a consistent amount of power, so they can be better integrated into the nation's power grid. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) CMU's Scott Institute will release a new policymaker guide that summarizes research by the RenewElec...

2013-04-30 10:56:05

This past weekend teams from the National Football League used statistics like height, weight and speed to draft the best college players, and in a few weeks, armchair enthusiasts will use similar measures to select players for their own fantasy football teams. Neuroscientists at Carnegie Mellon University are taking a similar approach to compile "dream teams" of neurons using a statistics-based method that can evaluate the fitness of individual neurons. After assembling the teams, a...

2013-04-29 15:57:27

Carnegie Mellon, Northwestern Educators report on pilot study Online crowds can be an important tool for teaching the ins and outs of innovation, educators at Carnegie Mellon University and Northwestern University say, even when the quality of the feedback provided by online sources doesn't always match the quantity. In a pilot study that invited the crowd into their classrooms, Carnegie Mellon and Northwestern instructors found that input from social media and other crowdsourcing sites...

Researchers Create Touch-Based Interface That Can Be Applied Anywhere
2013-04-26 07:38:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 2002, Tom Cruise used “smart gloves” to manipulate images and video on a virtual touchscreen in Steven Spielberg´s Minority Report. However, Microsoft´s Kinect system, which debuted in 2010, makes that interface look antiquated. But now, a team of engineers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have taken a different tack and demonstrated a projector-based system that allows touch-based interfaces to be created...

2013-04-18 21:43:21

Carnegie Mellon and Lahore University research project goes viral A silly telephone game that became a viral phenomenon in Pakistan has demonstrated some serious potential for teaching poorly educated people about automated voice services and provided a new tool for them to learn about jobs, say researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Pakistan's Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). The game, called Polly, is simplicity itself: a caller records a message and Polly adds...

2013-04-18 16:24:44

PITTSBURGH, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of Carnegie Mellon University civil and environmental engineering faculty and students have teamed up with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help assess the risk of dam failures nationwide. The recently released 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Infrastructure Report Card collectively gave the 84,000 U.S. dams a D grade. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO) "We are working to develop tools that will...

2013-04-16 12:30:45

New Common Core Program to Help Students and Teachers Meet More Rigorous Standards PITTSBURGH, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Utah State Board of Education has approved Carnegie Learning Integrated Math I: A Common Core Program for purchase with state education funds designated for instructional materials. The curriculum was reviewed through Utah's annual Recommended Primary Instructional Materials process and is approved through December 31, 2016. (Logo:...

2013-04-15 23:02:09

Carney Labs has officially extended the game submission deadline for MARI GAMES to May 1, 2013. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 Carney Labs LLC is officially extending the game submission deadline to May 1, 2013 for the Thinking Games Competition phase of MARI GAMES. The game development competition aims to encourage game developers of all ages to create games that change the way we learn. Carney Labs is excited to be offering the opportunity for developers to participate in a one of...

2013-04-10 16:26:04

PITTSBURGH, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It sounds futuristic, but today Carnegie Mellon University researchers are developing edible electronic devices that can be implanted in the body to improve patient care. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) "We are creating electronically active medical devices that can be implanted in the body," said Christopher Bettinger, an assistant professor in the departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical...

2013-04-05 12:26:22

PITTSBURGH, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cybersecurity experts from the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI) will present on April 30 a free, virtual event on current research and development aimed at securing an organization's cyber future. In the daylong event, six experts from the SEI CERT Program will share their views on network situational awareness, incident triage, avoiding security incidents, and achieving mission assurance. The event...