JuneSo far in the month of June, Carnegie Mellon Media Relations has counted hundreds of references to the university in worldwide publications. Here is a sample.
Want to have a chat with a hologram? Enthusiasts bring Star Trek technology to life with Xbox Kinect and a digital camera | The Daily Mail, United Kingdom
The RGBDToolkit was designed by James George, Jonathan Minard and photographer Alexander Porter at the the Carnegie Mellon University in Philadelphia.
The team has now released the software and instructions on the project website to allow people to try this at home.
What's different about the brains of people with autism? | National Public Radio's Health Blog
Marcel Just, a brain scientist at Carnegie University, says researchers everywhere seemed to be asking the same questions.
"How do you open that black box? How do you know what a person is thinking? How do you do it? It was just not approachable," he says. "And then the magic happened. In the late '80s and early '90s it became possible to image brain activity."
Psychologists use murky research methods, survey finds | The Globe and Mail, Canada
“These practices are very damaging … because they vastly increase the likelihood of finding a positive result when there isn’t anything really going on,” said George Loewenstein, one of the authors of the study and a professor of economic and psychology at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
If these results are the ones most likely to get published, it creates a skewed, or distorted, body of research over time. “The literature becomes populated with false results – with results that are not true,” Prof. Loewenstein added.
A cure for what ails us | The Wall Street Journal
"Why Capitalism?" asks Allan H. Meltzer, star professor at Carnegie Mellon University, and he sensibly answers: because it works. Kristol regretted the absence of a capitalist moral compass. None, really, is to be had, Mr. Meltzer says. He quotes Immanuel Kant: "Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made, nothing entirely straight can ever be carved."
Aging Microsoft lures young tech idealists | Reuters.com
"Everyone says you have the most fun at Microsoft," said one intern, who asked older students at her college about where to apply. "And Microsoft was definitely the best at selling it."
Of last year's computer science graduates from Carnegie Mellon University, both bachelors and masters, Microsoft and Google were top of the list of employers with 18 each, while seven went to Facebook.
FBI crime: In 2011, violent crime dropped, but murders rose in final months | The Huffington Post
"Everyone expected them to go up because of the frustration and economic turmoil," said Carnegie Mellon University professor Alfred Blumstein, who studies crime data.
Innovations in car security systems have been one of the main forces pushing down the overall crime rate.