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Smart traffic signals will help blind cross streets

(Carnegie Mellon University) Smart traffic signals that are designed to improve the flow of traffic also could help pedestrians with visual or other disabilities safely cross streets, or even catch a bus. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon...Show More Summary

RoboTutor team wins $1 million as Global Learning XPRIZE finalist

(Carnegie Mellon University) RoboTutor LLC, a Carnegie Mellon spinoff created by Professor Jack Mostow, was named one of five Global Learning XPRIZE finalists for its RoboTutor software, educational technology that teaches children basic math and reading skills.

Apple hardware lead Johny Srouji to speak at Carnegie Mellon on Sept. 18

Johny Srouji -- Apple's senior VP of Hardware Technologies -- will give a speech at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon on Monday, Sept. 18, the university's Computer Science school has announced.

Privacy streams helps developers create privacy friendly apps

(Carnegie Mellon University) A smartphone app that accesses sensitive information about the user might raise red flags regarding privacy. But the app may not need the details that users find most troublesome. Researchers at CarnegieShow More Summary

Turn any surface into a touchpad with this spray on conductive paint

Developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, this conductive spray paint harnesses a technique called electric field tomography to track your finger's motion. It can be used to turn previously static areas into interactive surfaces, making your entire house conductive.  Read more... More about Technology, Research, Touchscreen, Innovations, and Real Time Video

To Improve smartphone privacy, control access to third-party libraries

(Carnegie Mellon University) Smartphone apps that share users' personal Information often do so through services called third-party libraries, suggesting a new strategy for protecting privacy. Carnegie Mellon University researchers say...Show More Summary

Fuel economy standards cheaper, more beneficial than previously believed

The regulations that set fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emission goals for cars and trucks have lower costs and higher benefits than previous analyses report, a new Carnegie Mellon University study shows.

Fuel economy standards cheaper, more beneficial than previously believed

(College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University) The regulations that set fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emission goals for cars and trucks have lower costs and higher benefits than previous analyses report, a new Carnegie Mellon University study shows.

Labor market effects of trade liberalization

(Carnegie Mellon University) A new study on the Brazilian labor market found that workers in regions with industries facing increased competition from imports experienced a steady decrease in earnings over time in comparison to other regions.

DC: Metro Partners with Carnegie Mellon on University Pass Program

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has announced that Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College is the newest university to benefit from Metro's University Pass program, providing students with safe and affordable transportation.

Moving beyond nudges to improve health and health care policies

(Carnegie Mellon University) With countries around the world struggling to deliver quality health care and contain costs, a team of behavioral economists led by Carnegie Mellon University's George Loewenstein believes it's time to apply recent insights on human behavior to inform and reform health policy.

Project Axon is a VR game that shows how fake news spreads

If you’ve been online, you’ve seen fake news. A team of graduate students from Carnegie Mellon University created a virtual reality game called Project Axon to raise awareness about how our own behavior on social media platforms can contribute to this problem. The team hails from the Entertainment Technology Center at CMU, a two-year master’s […]

Supportive relationships linked to willingness to pursue opportunities

(Carnegie Mellon University) Carnegie Mellon University psychologists have discovered that people with supportive spouses were more likely to take on potentially rewarding challenges and that those who accepted the challenges experienced more personal growth, happiness, psychological well-being and better relationship functioning months later.

AI, crowdsourcing combine to close 'analogy gap'

(Carnegie Mellon University) Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem devised a method enabling computers to mine databases of patents, inventions and research papers, identifying ideas that can be repurposed to solve new problems or create new products.

Environmental policy, pollution and economic growth

(Carnegie Mellon University) A new study suggests that air pollution policy reduces the extent to which population growth in metropolitan areas results in increased pollution emissions without disrupting the economic growth from this urbanization.

Carnegie Mellon’s ETC is like the Disneyland of video game schools

2 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center became famous in part because of The Last Lecture. Computer scientist Randy Pausch and Donald Marinelli, a professor of drama, started the graduate school that combines entertainment, technology, and video games in 1999. Show More Summary

Catalysts developed at Carnegie Mellon efficiently and rapidly remove BPA from water

(Carnegie Mellon University) Carnegie Mellon University chemist Terrence J. Collins has developed an approach that quickly and cheaply removes more than 99 percent of bisphenol A (BPA) from water. BPA, a ubiquitous and dangerous chemical used in the manufacturing of many plastics, is found in water sources around the world. Show More Summary

Big impact, tiny element—hydrogen power on the nanoscale

Using hydrogen for energy production is nothing new. But with his research, Carnegie Mellon University Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Ph.D. candidate Ajay Pisat hopes to unlock its full potential as a primary, mainstream energy storage medium by maximizing the efficiency of hydrogen production through photocatalysis.

New catalysts efficiently and rapidly remove BPA from water

Carnegie Mellon University chemist Terrence J. Collins has developed an approach that quickly and cheaply removes more than 99 percent of bisphenol A (BPA) from water. BPA, a ubiquitous and dangerous chemical used in the manufacturing of many plastics, is found in water sources around the world.

The DeanBeat: Pittsburgh steels itself to become a regional game hub

2 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center is a sprawling building on the banks of Pittsburgh’s Monongahela River. It attracts students from around the globe, and it is a primary source of talent for the city’s technology and game industry. And, quite symbolically, it is part of a 48-acre research park that was once a gigantic […]

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