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Byron Spice
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Friday May 03, 2013
"See For Yourself" Exhibit on Display May 3-31 PITTSBURGH—Robots that interpret poetry, the electronic innards of toys and low-cost sensors that count the pollution particles in the air are among the artifacts that will be on display when Carnegie Mellon University's CREATE Lab takes over the Assemble gallery May 3-31.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 01, 2013
John C. Reynolds, a long-time Computer Science Department professor known for his incisive work on the logical foundations of programs and programming languages and for his mentoring of students and junior faculty members, died April 28 of cancer and congestive heart disease. He was 77. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on May 11 at Allegheny Cemetery Mausoleum. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and his two sons, Edward and Matthew. John joined the CSD faculty in 1986, but had retired from active teaching as of Jan. 1.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 30, 2013
ZoomBoard Could Help Those with Movement Disorders PITTSBURGH—Technology blogs have been abuzz that smartwatches may soon be on their way from companies such as Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft. But as capable as these ultra-small computers may be, how will users enter an address, a name, or a search term into them? One solution is an iterative zooming technique developed and tested by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Byron Spice
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Monday April 29, 2013
Carnegie Mellon, orthwestern Educators Report on Pilot Study PITTSBURGH—Online crowds can be an important tool for teaching the ins and outs of innovation, educators at Carnegie Mellon University and orthwestern University say, even when the quality of the feedback provided by online sources doesn't always match the quantity.
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Byron Spice
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Friday April 26, 2013
A robotic paint-stripping system being developed by Carnegie Mellon University's ational Robotics Engineering Center and Concurrent Technologies Corporation of Johnstown, Pa., was named a Gold winner in the materials science category of the 2013 Edison Awards, announced April 25 at an awards ceremony in Chicago.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday April 25, 2013
It was mid-October, the first day of filming for Discovery's new reality show, "Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius," and Eric Whitman and his fellow contestants were standing in a California desert, not sure what to expect.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday April 25, 2013
Depth Cameras and Projectors Combine To Make Smart Environments PITTSBURGH—Researchers previously have shown that a depth camera system, such as Kinect, can be combined with a projector to turn almost any surface into a touchscreen. But now researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated how these touch-based interfaces can be created almost at will, with the wave of a hand.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 24, 2013
David otkin, a University of Washington professor of computer science and engineering who earned his Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University in 1984, died April 22 at the age of 58.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 24, 2013
The Hear Me Project of the Robotics Institute's CREATE Lab will launch a new four-month campaign focused on the theme of School Climate with an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Big Dog Coffee, 2717 Sarah St., on the South Side.
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Byron Spice
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Monday April 22, 2013
The Oracle Academy, an educational initiative of Oracle, and Curriki, a non-profit, global community for sharing educational resources, are working to make a curriculum for Carnegie Mellon University's Alice software widely available to secondary school teachers and students.

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