SCS News & Press Releases

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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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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 29, 2015
3-D printers typically produce hard plastic objects, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have found a way to produce hair-like strands, fibers and bristles using a common, low-cost printer.The technique for producing 3-D-printed hair is similar to — and inspired by — the way that gossamer plastic strands are extruded when a person uses a hot glue gun.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 27, 2015
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is already upon us and Justine Cassell, associate vice provost for technology strategy and impact and a professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, joined other thought leaders to explore its implications Monday at the World Economic Forum's Summit on the Global Agenda 2015.
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Melissa Silmore
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Monday October 26, 2015
Carnegie Mellon women in computing are furthering innovation across the globe, as evidenced when they joined with women technologists from around the globe at the annual Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women in Computing Conference, Oct. 14–16 in Houston. 
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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 22, 2015
Carnegie Mellon faculty members Manuela Veloso, Marlene Behrman and Lenore Blum will share their insights on computer science research with undergraduate women at the OurCS workshop Oct. 24–25.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 20, 2015
Adm. Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, will discuss cybersecurity issues in a public lecture at Carnegie Mellon University at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, in Rashid Auditorium.
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Susie Cribbs
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Tuesday October 20, 2015
Language Technologies Institute Professor Eric Nyberg has joined forces with Deloitte University Press on the launch of its new massive open online course (MOOC) "Cognitive Technologies: The Real Opportunities for Business." Nyberg serves as a knowledge expert and contributor for the course, which examines artificial intelligence and its impact on businesses across industries.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 15, 2015
Scientists from IBM Research and Carnegie Mellon University have announced the first open source platform designed to support the creation of smartphone apps that enable the blind to better navigate their surroundings.The IBM and CMU researchers used the platform to create a pilot app, called NavCog, that draws on existing sensors and cognitive technologies to inform blind people on the CMU campus about their surroundings by "whispering" into their ears through earbuds or by creating vibrations on smartphones. (Learn more about the app in the video below.)
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 14, 2015
Even when Carnegie Mellon computer scientists look back, they're still looking forward.So when faculty, students and alumni gather Oct. 23–24 for CS Fifty — the 50th anniversary of the Computer Science Department — expect visions of the future of computing to be as common as reminiscences.
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Byron Spice
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Friday October 02, 2015
Is there life after MOOCs? Phillip Compeau, who joined the Computational Biology Department this fall as an assistant teaching professor, argues in the October issue of the Communications of the ACM that often-derided massive open online courses need not go away, but should be transformed into more effective teaching products, called massive adaptive interactive texts or MAITs. 

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