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Byron Spice
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Monday July 15, 2013
Tightly Packed Macromolecules Enhance Gene Expression in Artificial Cellular System PITTSBURGH—The interior of a living cell is a crowded place, with proteins and other macromolecules packed tightly together. A team of scientists at Carnegie Mellon University has approximated this molecular crowding in an artificial cellular system and found that tight quarters help the process of gene expression, especially when other conditions are less than ideal.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday July 11, 2013
ational Robotics Engineering Center Assembling Innovative CHIMP Robot PITTSBURGH—The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) today announced that a team from Carnegie Mellon University's ational Robotics Engineering Center (REC) is one of six Track A teams chosen to compete this December in trials for the DARPA Robotics Challenge.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 09, 2013
Tests at Austrian Facility Show Robot Can Inspect Otherwise Unreachable Areas PITTSBURGH—Tests of a modular snake robot in an Austrian nuclear power plant proved the multi-jointed robot with a camera on its head can crawl through a variety of steam pipes and connecting vessels, suggesting it could be a valuable inspection tool, report researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday July 03, 2013
Team Wins Bronze Medal at "Battle of the Brains" Contest in St. PetersburgCarnegie Mellon's three-person programming team bested other orth American teams and placed 11th overall at the World Finals of the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 02, 2013
The CMDragons, Carnegie Mellon University's team in the RoboCup small-size league, performed impressively in the finals of the RoboCup'2013 world championship on June 30 in Eindhoven, The etherlands, before finally falling to the ZJUlict team from China's Zhejiang University by the narrowest of margins in a shoot out.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 26, 2013
Blue Belt Technologies, a Carnegie Mellon spinoff that includes a number of School of Computer Science alumni and faculty members, has received FDA clearance to market its avioPFS™ orthopedic surgical system. It is the first spinoff of the Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creations (CTTEC) to receive such clearance.
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Byron Spice
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Monday June 17, 2013
Bhavana Dalvi Mishra, a Ph.D. student in the Language Technologies Institute advised by William Cohen and Jamie Callan, was recently awarded the 2013 Google U.S./Canada Ph.D. Fellowship in Information Extraction.
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Byron Spice
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Friday June 14, 2013
Carnegie Mellon University will host SIGMETRICS 2013, the flagship conference of the ACM special interest group for the computer systems performance evaluation community, June 17-21. Most sessions are scheduled in the Gates and Hillman centers.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday June 11, 2013
Real-Life "Marauder's Map" Has Applications in Health Care, Security PITTSBURGH—Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a method for tracking the locations of multiple individuals in complex, indoor settings using a network of video cameras, creating something similar to the fictional Marauder's Map used by Harry Potter to track comings and goings at the Hogwarts School.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday June 11, 2013
Anki, a robotics startup founded by a trio of Robotics Institute alumni, emerged from stealth mode to announce its first product during one of the highest profile events in the tech world: the keynote of Apple_¶_¶_s Worldwide Developers Conference June 10 in San Francisco.

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