Latest Carnegie Mellon University Stories

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...

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