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2013-03-21 23:03:28

MARI GAMES, sponsored by Carney Labs, Carnegie Mellon University, New York University, and George Mason University, is a learning games competition with $50,000 in prizes available. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 21, 2013 Alexandria-based Carney Labs LLC has announced the first in a series of learning games called MARI GAMES for 2013. MARI GAMES, http://www.marigames.org, is a competition among developers of all ages to create games to improve human performance and learning. The top...

2013-03-21 16:26:49

PITTSBURGH, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University's Carmel Majidi was awarded a three-year, $360,000 grant through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young (AFOSR) Investigator Program to improve electronic power sources and sensors for air vehicles and flight suits. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO) "I'm extremely grateful for this award as I continue my research into producing 'soft matter' electronics that are elastically deformable...

2013-03-18 08:36:58

ENCINITAS, Calif., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Objectiva Software Solutions, a leading provider of software outsourcing services, announced today that its Xi'an Center has successfully assessed CMMI Level 5 certification, the highest level in CMMI quality assessment. Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) is an internationally recognized standard for measuring the maturity of an organization's software development processes and has become the primary benchmark multinational...

NSA And Carnegie Mellon Looking For High School Hackers
2013-03-17 09:28:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online In an attempt to reach the next generation of cybersecurity personnel, officials from Carnegie Mellon University and the US National Security Agency (NSA) are launching a computer-hacking competition for high school students. The online game, which has been dubbed “Toaster Wars,” features a space robot that crash-lands on Earth, according to the project´s official website. The competition is free, open to...

2013-03-14 16:29:33

PITTSBURGH, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Carnegie Mellon University student-run teams will host the first picoCTF, a computer security competition running April 26 to May 6 that challenges high school students to learn the basics of hacking in the context of a story-driven game. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) "The story of the Internet competition begins when a robot from outerspace crash lands in your backyard, it's up to the game competitors to use their...

2013-03-12 12:23:49

PITTSBURGH, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of Carnegie Mellon University researchers are scheduled to visit Capitol Hill March 13 to encourage U.S. regional and state officials to establish a government-university- industry research and education initiative to inform the public about issues surrounding shale gas and the environment so the nation can better prepare for its energy future. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO) A recently released guide published...

2013-03-12 08:21:18

Rubberized Tracks Could Make CHIMP a Champ in DARPA Robotics Challenge PITTSBURGH, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A team from Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center is building a new class of robot to compete in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Robotics Challenge -- a human-size robot that moves, not by walking, but on rubberized tracks on the extremities of each of its four limbs. (Logo:...

2013-03-05 16:24:25

First Long-term Study of Facebook Users Finds Network Environment Influencing Privacy Outcomes PITTSBURGH, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A seven-year Carnegie Mellon University study of Facebook has found evidence of three contrasting trends in the amount of information Facebook users disclosed over time: decreasing public disclosures; abrupt changes in disclosure due to interface and policy changes; and increasing private disclosures. (Logo:...

2013-02-28 16:32:13

Six States Approve Research-based Mathematics Curricula to Meet New Standards PITTSBURGH, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2012, Carnegie Learning curricula were adopted for long-term implementation in six states after completing instructional materials evaluation and review driven by the new Common Core State Standards. Carnegie Learning's research-based textbooks and adaptive learning software were evaluated and approved for use in: Arkansas: High School Georgia: Middle...

2013-02-27 16:20:28

His Work Aims To Protect Vehicle Computer Systems From Cyber Attack PITTSBURGH, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University's Franz Franchetti has received a 4.5-year, $6 million grant from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop software for protecting unmanned ground vehicles and high-end cars from cyber attack. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) "This is an extremely challenging project as we work to develop...