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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 23, 2013
IEEE Intelligent Systems magazine has named Ariel Procaccia, assistant professor of computer science, as one of "AI's 10 to Watch." The list, compiled every two years, includes researchers who have completed their doctoral work in the past five years and who already have made impressive research contributions.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 23, 2013
Data-driven Technique Created by Carnegie Mellon and Berkeley Researchers Will Improve Real-time Animation of Complex Phenomena PITTSBURGH—It would be impossible to compute all of the ways a piece of cloth might shift, fold and drape over a moving human figure. But after six months of computation, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California, Berkeley, are pretty sure they've simulated almost every important configuration of that cloth.
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Byron Spice
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Monday July 22, 2013
Terahertz Imaging Could Read Information Encoded Inside Objects PITTSBURGH—The age of 3D printing, when every object so created can be personalized, will increase the need for tags to keep track of everything. Happily, the same 3D printing process used to produce an object can simultaneously generate an internal, invisible tag, say scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and Microsoft Research.
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Byron Spice
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Monday July 22, 2013
Big Data Enables Drawing Assistance Application, ew Insights PITTSBURGH—The fingers of thousands of people who created sketches of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on their iPhones can collectively guide and correct the drawing strokes of subsequent touchscreen users in an application created by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Microsoft Research.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday July 17, 2013
Biannual showcase kicks off in Silicon Valley, slated for Pittsburgh in October 2013. When Carnegie Mellon's Project Olympus, an initiative in the School of Computer Science, began hosting its entrepreneurship "Show & Tell" events, the response from the community both on and off campus was overwhelmingly positive. The popular program provided an engaging, high-level overview of the ideas coming out of the university, allowing businesses, investors and the public to get a glimpse of what was happening on campus.
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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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