MarchSo far in the month of March, Carnegie Mellon Media Relations has counted hundreds of references to the university in worldwide publications. Here is a sample.
Carnegie Mellon U. Students Use Fingerprint Scans, Not ID Cards, for Payment | The Chronicle of Higher Education's Wired Campus blog
Four seniors at Carnegie Mellon University who grew tired of scouring their backpacks to find their student-ID cards every time they wanted a bite to eat have found a new way to pay: their fingerprints.
Robotic snake can 'perch' on poles | WIRED
The amazing modular snake robots of the Biorobotics Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University have gained a new ability; to grapple and wrap around any object they are thrown at.
Finally, a Robot Chimp that Turns into a Tank | TIME magazine
We're starting to see some of the challenge's contenders take shape: Carnegie Mellon just announced that it's building an ape-like robot, but with tank treads undergirding all four limbs. The 10-person research team with CMU's National Robotics Engineering Center calls it a CMU Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform, or CHIMP for short, and it's part of a project dubbed "Tartan Rescue."
Revamped Engineering Programs Emphasize Real-World Problem Solving | U.S. News & World Report
Think about cell phones, medical devices, solar power-and engineered bone. "It's blatantly obvious that engineering can make your life better," says T.E. "Ed" Schlesinger, head of the department of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.
Today, graduate schools are revamping engineering programs to help America regain its competitive edge. These efforts are paying off as almost 47,000 master's degrees were conferred in 2011, up 8 percent over the previous year.
Get to Know Facebook's Privacy Settings | The Wall Street Journal Live
Security expert and Carnegie Mellon University associate professor Lorrie Faith Cranor discusses best practices for Facebook users when it comes to privacy.
Innovator: Hui Zhang's Hiccup-Free Streaming Video | Bloomberg Businessweek
There are seven words you can't say on television, but only one that would-be viewers hate to see fill their online video screens: buffering. Researcher NScreenMedia estimates media companies lose $2 billion a year in ad revenue because 1 in 5 consumers gives up on patchy online videos. Carnegie Mellon computer science professor Hui Zhang says he can stop that.
Congress Gets a Tutorial on the Fed | The Wall Street Journal
Financial markets are enjoying a spectacular run in a world of easy money and applauding Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's liberal creation of dollars. Carnegie Mellon professor Allan Meltzer provided a contrarian view of the Fed's great accommodation in testimony before the House subcommittee on monetary policy.
Study: Facebook Users More Protective Even as They Reveal More About Themselves | The New York Times' Bits blog
Facebook users became much more protective about who sees sensitive information about them, even as they were urged to share more about themselves on the social network, according to an unusual seven-year study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.
Subra Suresh, a New Face at Carnegie Mellon | The Wall Street Journal's India Real Time blog
Early February, Subra Suresh became the ninth president of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, another significant step in the career of man who left India in 1977.
U.S. military funds research to arm unmanned vehicles against cyberattacks | Venture Beat
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has granted $6 million to Professor Franz Franchetti to develop software that protects unmanned ground vehicles and high-end cars from digital threats. Franchetti is an associate research professor the department of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.