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Byron Spice
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Thursday December 05, 2013
PITTSBURGH—The images people share on social media — photos of favorite products and places, or of themselves at bars, sporting events and weddings — could be valuable to marketers assessing their customers’ “top-of-mind” attitudes toward a brand. Carnegie Mellon University researchers have taken a first step toward this capability in a new study in which they analyzed five million such images.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday December 04, 2013
PITTSBURGH—It turns out that the way to keep track of your many passwords to online accounts is the same as how to get to Carnegie Hall — practice, practice, practice. So researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have devised a scheme that enables users to create 100 or more passwords by remembering — and regularly rehearsing — a small number of one-sentence stories.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday December 03, 2013
Since they were first developed at Carnegie Mellon University, the distorted word puzzles called CAPTCHAs have been known to make people a little crazy, a little upset and prone to muttering words best left distorted.Now these sometimes irritating puzzles, designed to protect Web sites from Internet bots, have inspired song.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday December 03, 2013
PITTSBURGH—Children who love Garfield, the feline star of the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip, now can make their own computer animations of the lasagna-loving, Monday-adverse cat — and learn a bit about computer programming in the process — with the latest version of Carnegie Mellon University’s Alice educational software.
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Byron Spice
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Monday November 25, 2013
PITTSBURGH—The U.S. Department of Education is sponsoring a five-year, $3.7 million project led by Carnegie Mellon University to develop methods that enable people with disabilities to take full advantage of the resources available on the Internet.The Disability Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP) on Inclusive Cloud and Web Computing includes researchers at Syracuse University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
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Shilo Rea
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Friday November 22, 2013
PITTSBURGH—From using concrete or abstract materials to giving immediate or delayed feedback, there are rampant debates over the best teaching strategies to use. But, in reality, improving education is not as simple as choosing one technique over another.Carnegie Mellon University and Temple University researchers scoured the educational research landscape and found that because improved learning depends on many different factors, there are actually more than 205 trillion instructional options available.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday November 20, 2013
PITTSBURGH—A computer program called the Never Ending Image Learner (NEIL) is running 24 hours a day at Carnegie Mellon University, searching the Web for images, doing its best to understand them on its own and, as it builds a growing visual database, gathering common sense on a massive scale.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 19, 2013
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University has launched a new Institute for Strategic Analysis (CMU-ISA) to provide a focal point for the university’s ongoing consultations with senior U.S. defense, intelligence and diplomatic officials.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday November 14, 2013
Lorrie Cranor and Norman Sadeh, co-directors of CMU’s masters program in Privacy Engineering, authored an article, “Privacy engineering emerges as a hot new career,” for the November issue of IEEE Potentials magazine.
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Abby Simmons
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Wednesday November 13, 2013
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University leaders, Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Congressman Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) today announced that 36 new startup companies were created at CMU this year — a record for the university and a major economic milestone for the Pittsburgh region.

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