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BYRON SPICE
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Thursday October 24, 2013
Robotic rotorcraft for inspecting bridges and other infrastructure, tools for minimally invasive surgery that guide surgeons by creating 3D maps of internal organs and assistive robots for blind travelers are among seven new Carnegie Mellon University research projects sponsored through the National Robotics Initiative.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 17, 2013
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University students have personal stories about falling in love under African skies, being responsible for a spacecraft millions of miles away and even overcoming self-consciousness regarding a Pittsburgh accent – and all of them relate to their passion for science and technology. They shared them at a live show with The Story Collider on October 21.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 16, 2013
Bob Cosgrove, who retired in December 2012 after 11 years as SCS director of computing facilities, died suddenly near his home in Naples, Fla., on Oct. 9. He was 62.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 14, 2013
Nathan Michael, assistant research professor of robotics, was part of a team at Penn cited by Popular Mechanics as one of “Ten Innovators Who Changed The World in 2013.” The Penn team, led by Vijay Kumar, is developing tiny quadrotors that can autonomously fly in squadrons to map and assess dangerously compromised buildings.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 14, 2013
PITTSBURGH—Mary Ann Davidson, chief security officer of Oracle Corp., will advise undergraduate women on “Embracing Your Inner Geek” as a keynote speaker for the OurCS Conference, a women’s workshop at Carnegie Mellon University that promotes graduate study in computer science.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 08, 2013
PITTSBURGH—Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have joined with the Army Research Laboratory and academic partners in a new collaborative research alliance to develop a new science of how to make security-relevant decisions in cyberspace.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 08, 2013
PITTSBURGH—An innovative program that introduces robotic technology into non-technical middle school classes will be used by suburban Pittsburgh and rural West Virginia schools in a federally funded research project to identify and nurture students with an affinity for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 08, 2013
PITTSBURGH—Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research Pittsburgh have devised a motion tracking technology that could eliminate much of the annoying lag that occurs in existing video game systems that use motion tracking, while also being extremely precise and highly affordable.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 02, 2013
IBM has launched a collaborative research initiative including Carnegie Mellon University’s Eric Nyberg that will advance the development and deployment of cognitive computing systems. Like IBM’s famed Watson, these systems can learn, reason and help human experts make complex decisions involving extraordinary volumes of data.MIT, New York University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute also are part of the initiative, which will lay the groundwork for the Cognitive Systems Institute, which IBM envisions will comprise universities, research institutes and IBM clients.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 01, 2013
PITTSBURGH—A new computational tool developed by U.S. and Israeli scientists will help scientists exploit the massive databases of gene expression experimental results that have been created over the past decade. Researchers say it could uncover new links between diseases and treatments and provide new insights into biological processes.The team, headed by Ziv Bar-Joseph of Carnegie Mellon University, reports in the October issue of the journal Nature Methods that the tool, called ExpressionBlast, enables searches based directly on experimental values, rather than keywords.

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