FebruarySo far in the month of February, Carnegie Mellon Media Relations has counted hundreds of references to the university in worldwide publications. Here is a sample.
Carnegie Mellon receives $10m gift from venture capitalist | Financial Times
Carnegie Mellon University has received a $10m gift from business school alumnus and venture capitalist James Swartz to promote collaboration in research and teaching across the university.
Change Agents: Toying with the next big idea at Anki | USA Today
This is Boris Sofman's idea of fun: bouncing along in a Hummer as it chases a self-driving SUV named Crusher with wheels the size of an NBA player through the forests of Colorado, marveling at how the driverless machine "reacts to its environment almost like an animal, because it's alive."
Consider the Carnegie Mellon alumnus a friendly Dr. Frankenstein. And he's on a mission to change the way the world looks at robots
Yahoo Launches $10 Million Research Effort to Invent a Smarter Siri | MIT Technology Review
Yahoo's future mobile apps could come with a dash of intelligence that lets them act like personal assistants. The company has made a $10 million grant to Carnegie Mellon University for a project called InMind, which is intended to create and test assistant-style services for mobile devices.
Duolingo, the language learning service, raises $20 million | Fortune Magazine
Duolingo, the company and free application that teaches people languages through game-like activities, announced it raised $20 million in a funding round led by the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
Co-founder and chief executive Luis von Ahn -- who teaches computer science at Carnegie Mellon University and also happened to co-invent the reCAPTCHA anti-bot tool -- said there is one goal for Duolingo: To provide free language education to virtually everyone.
Storing the Sun | MIT Technology Review
A new kind of battery invented by Jay Whitacre, a professor of materials science at Carnegie Mellon University and founder of the startup Aquion Energy, could make renewable electricity more practical and economical around the world.
Bobsled designer races to craft a U.S. winner | Los Angeles Times
After spending much of his life building race cars, Carnegie Mellon alumnus Michael Scully, creative director at BMW Group DesignworksUSA in Newbury Park, has devoted the last two years to improving U.S. medal hopes at the 2014 Sochi Olympics by designing a better bobsled for Team USA.
The Robots That Saved Pittsburgh | Politico Magazine
It's hard to pinpoint the moment Pittsburgh began its three-decade climb back from the dead, but Carnegie Mellon's Red Whittaker marks the comeback from the instant he heard the ominous clack of a door closing behind him when he entered a secured building near the melted heart of Three Mile Island back in 1983.