JulySo far in the month of July, Carnegie Mellon Media Relations has counted hundreds of references to the university in worldwide publications. Here is a sample.
Computer Vision Enhances Crop Yield | Design News
Roboticists from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have designed a system that uses computer vision to count grapes for an exact crop yield. The robotics team, led by Stephen Nuske, developed the automated system using an HD camera that takes five high-resolution pictures every second while it's mounted on an off-road vehicle.
Herpes Virus Shoots DNA Into Human Cells With Crazy High Internal Pressure | Popular Science
Pressure-driven infection has been observed previously in bacteriophages, viruses that infect bacteria cells, but scientists from Carnegie Mellon University now have the first experimental evidence that a eukaryotic virus, a virus that can infect cells with a nucleus, can do it. They've also been able to measure the pressure.
Breakthrough in enhancing photos to help identify people | Radio Australia
A research team at Carnegie Mellon University in the United States has been working on new ways to enhance low-resolution photos. Marios Savvides, one of the members of the team, says while many people are concerned about privacy issues, their research can't be used to identify people on the Internet and social media.
Entrepreneurship educator Carl Rosendahl tells us how game studios go awry (interview) | Venture Beat
Carnegie Mellon University professor Carl Rosendahl is a pioneer in CG filmmaking as the founder and president of Pacific Data Images, the animation company that created the film Antz in 1998. He sold 40 percent of the film to DreamWorks in 1995 and then sold the rest of it in 2000. Rosendahl moved on to become a venture capitalist at Mobius Venture Capital, but he didn't like that so much during the depth of the dotcom crash.
Drawing app corrects errant strokes - but leaves your style intact | NBC News
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have put together an iOS app, DrawAFriend, where what you draw is subtly corrected in real time making your art better, yet still your own. It's free to try, and the more people who use it, the better it gets.
It appears big data can make us better artists, too | Gigaom.com
Two separate research projects from Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research have analyzed digital sketches in order to detect patterns in people's drawings.
Study shows menu calorie counts don't impact choices | The Boston Globe
In research published in the American Journal of Public Health, Carnegie Mellon University researchers handed information on recommended calorie consumption to New York City diners heading into McDonald's both before and after the city began requiring fast-food chains to post calorie counts on menus in 2008.
Mobiquity's Founder And CEO Bill Seibel Is Unstoppable | Forbes
Bill Seibel, a Pittsburgh native who earned a BS from Penn State and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon, found himself in Europe trying to build up the business of Cambridge Technology Partners, a client-server systems consulting firm.
Can You Crowdsource Without Even Knowing It? | National Public Radio
Computer programmer and Carnegie Mellon professor Luis von Ahn wondered how else to use small contributions done by millions on the Internet for greater good. He put CAPTCHAs, those online puzzles to verify you're not a robot, to work by digitizing books and teaching foreign languages.
Snake-bot slithers through nuclear power plant in mobility test | NBC News
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are developing snake robots that can climb into hard-to-reach places, from the crevices between walls, to the small pockets inside the human body.