SCS News & Press Releases

By 
Daniel Tkacik
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Friday November 20, 2015
Carnegie Mellon's hacking team, the Plaid Parliament of Pwning (PPP), won its seventh straight capture the flag competition last week at the annual Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) conference hosted by New York University.
By 
Byron Spice
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Friday November 20, 2015
A Carnegie Mellon system designed to rapidly answer questions — even some seemingly off the wall — posed to the Yahoo! Answers website received the highest score by far in the LiveQA evaluation track at the Text Retrieval Conference (TREC 2015).
By 
Byron Spice
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Wednesday November 18, 2015
Trips and stumbles too often lead to falls for amputees using leg prosthetics, but a robotic leg prosthesis being developed at Carnegie Mellon University promises to help users recover their balance by using techniques based on the way human legs are controlled.
By 
Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 17, 2015
Can children learn to read, write and do basic arithmetic without a teacher or classroom, relying only on tablet computers, each other and some intelligent software? A team of educational researchers from Carnegie Mellon University aims to find out in the $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE competition.
By 
Byron Spice
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Monday November 16, 2015
Citizens and government officials are using a new online resource, the Shenango Channel, that uses Carnegie Mellon University computer technology to share, compile and analyze images and air quality data related to a coke plant on Allegheny County's Neville Island.
By 
Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 10, 2015
Datasets for everything from gene expression to employment demographics are growing so large and complex that automated methods sometimes seem like the only way to glean knowledge from them. But a new web-based tool being developed at Carnegie Mellon University provides the option to keep human judgment and intuition in the analytic loop.
By 
Byron Spice (Carnegie Mellon) and Jennifer Liu (Walt Disney Imagineering)
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Monday November 09, 2015
Even a novice can design and build a customized walking robot using a 3-D printer and off-the-shelf servo motors with the help of a new design tool developed by Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University.
By 
Byron Spice (Carnegie Mellon) and Jennifer Liu (Walt Disney Imagineering)
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Monday November 09, 2015
A new technology developed by Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research could enable smartwatches to automatically recognize what objects users are touching — for instance, whether the wearer is using a laptop, operating a saw, or riding a motorcycle — creating new opportunities for context-aware apps.
By 
Byron Spice
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Monday November 02, 2015
Today, the National Science Foundation announced the funding of four regional Big Data Innovation Hubs.
By 
Byron Spice
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Monday November 02, 2015
A new smartphone app called SpeckSensor allows users to get up-to-date Air Quality Index (AQI) numbers for their current location and for other locales of their choosing, enabling them to quickly see if the air they are breathing is healthy and how it compares to other sites.

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