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Friday, June 28, 2013

Media Advisory: Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences Kicks Off With Opening Ceremony at Carnegie Mellon June 30

PA Gov School for SciencesSixty of the top high school seniors from across the state will spend five weeks at CMU learning about biology, chemistry, computer science, math and physics.
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Friday, June 28, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Estimate Cost of Building Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

Ines AzevedoInês Azevedo, along with CMU's M. Granger Morgan and Ahmed Abdulla, report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that small modular reactors might provide a flexible, cost-effective energy alternative. MORE
Friday, June 28, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Pulkit Grover Developing Tools To Reduce Energy Consumption in Data Center Communication Networks

Pulkit GroverGrover, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is working to reduce the amount of energy consumed by data centers by 30 to 50 percent. He will present his research at the International Symposium on Information Theory in Istanbul, Turkey, July 7-13. MORE
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Research Explores Nostalgic Preferences: Why the Past Seems Better

Carey MorewedgeCarey K. Morewedge, associate professor of marketing and the BP Junior Faculty Chair at CMU's Tepper School of Business, examined how memory biases create nostalgic preferences over time by analyzing how people rate television shows and movies of the past and present in his research titled "It Was a Most Unusual time: How Memory Bias Engenders Nostalgic Preferences." MORE
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

News Brief: Carnegie Mellon Spinoff, Blue Belt Technologies Inc., Receives FDA Clearances

Blue Belt Technologies LogoThe medical technology company is developing the next generation of "smart" surgical instruments with precision robotics. It's the first spinoff from Carnegie Mellon's Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation to receive FDA clearances. MORE
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Find Wind and Solar Power Have Greatest Health and Climate Benefits in Eastern States

Wind TurbinesBuilding new wind and solar plants in Ohio, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania has a greater effect in reducing air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions because in those locations they replace electricity generated by coal plants. MORE
Monday, June 24, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Engineering Students Compete in International Human-Powered Submarine Races

The CMU participants will compete against 20 teams from the United States, Canada, England, Mexico, the Netherlands, Germany and Oman in a competition judged on how teams design and build a one- to two-person "wet" submarine, relying on the principles of buoyancy, propulsion, guidance systems and underwater life support, and systems engineering. MORE
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Identify Emotions Based on Brain Activity

HappyBrainThe new study extends CMU's "mind reading" research to feelings by applying machine learning techniques to fMRI data. MORE
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon, Other Leading US Universities Sign Groundbreaking R&D Agreement with Motorola Mobility

CMU is part of the Multi-University Research Agreement, which will dramatically streamline the generation of new joint research projects and pave the way for closer cooperation on the development of fundamental new technologies. MORE
Monday, June 17, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Report Hybrid Cars Are Greener for City Drivers

TrafficProfessor Jeremy Michalek says hybrid and plug-in vehicles are more of a benefit to city drivers than those who drive on the highway. He says for city drivers a hybrid could lower lifetime costs by 20 percent and cut greenhouse gas emissions in half. MORE
Monday, June 17, 2013

News Brief: Ph.D. Student Earns Google Fellowship in Information Exchange

Bhavani Dalvi MishraBhavana Dalvi Mishra's research develops new methods of extracting information from text to create and populate taxonomies and knowledge bases.

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Metin Sitti Discusses Medical Micro-Robotics at World Science Festival

Soft CapsuleSitti showcased one of his latest creations — a pill-sized capsule robot about the size of a quarter that's capable of performing tissue biopsies and dispensing drugs inside the human body. MORE
Friday, June 14, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering Hosts Program To Educate Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Brownies About Engineering Careers

More than 70 scouts from the Pittsburgh area will get hands-on experience in identifying poisonous plants, creating historic structures with Legos and a cache of other engineering projects at the third annual Scouting for Engineers program. MORE
Thursday, June 13, 2013

Press Release: Volunteering Reduces Risk of Hypertension In Older Adults, Carnegie Mellon Research Shows

VolunteeringNew research from Carnegie Mellon University shows that older adults who volunteer for at least 200 hours per year decrease their risk of hypertension, or high blood pressure, by 40 percent. The study, published by the American Psychological Association's Psychology and Aging journal, suggests that volunteer work may be an effective non-pharmaceutical option to help prevent the condition. MORE
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon

francis bacon projectCarnegie Mellon researchers mine the early modern social network of the 16th through 17th centuries, tracing the influence and ideas of Bacon, Shakespeare, Isaac Newton and more than 6,000 others. MORE
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Method Uses Network of Cameras to Track People in Complex Indoor Settings

nursing homeThe automated tracking techniques, part of an effort to monitor the health of nursing home residents, would also be useful in airports, public facilities and other areas where security is a concern. MORE
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Press Release: Zoë Robot Returns to Chile’s Atacama Desert on NASA Mission To Search for Subsurface Life

ZoeCarnegie Mellon and the SETI Institute are directing the effort to test technologies and techniques that will be necessary for exploring life on Mars.
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Monday, June 10, 2013

Press Release: A Carnegie Mellon First: Eight Alumni Win Tony Awards

Tony AwardBroadway’s highest honor went to a record-high eight alumni in six categories for excellence in acting, costume design and lighting. The winners reflect the breadth of drama education at CMU, and the range of impact graduates are having on the Broadway stage.
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Monday, June 10, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations by US Government Agencies

cybersecurityCarnegie Mellon will be awarded the designation today in Moblie, Ala., from the National Security Agency and the United States Cyber Command. MORE
Friday, June 7, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon University's Steinbrenner Institute

Carnegie Mellon University's Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research will host five top environmental journalists for its highly successful Steinbrenner Institute Environmental Media Fellowships from June 9 through June 11. MORE
Thursday, June 6, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Burcu Akinci and Bruno Sinopoli Tapped To Head Pennsylvania Smarter Infrastructure Incubator

Burcu AkinciBruno SinopoliAs new co-directors, Burcu Akinci and Bruno Sinopoli are fostering the creation of technologies to help cities, government and industries worldwide develop smarter infrastructures. MORE
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Press Release: Dan Siewiorek Named Director Of Quality of Life Technology Center

Siewiorek Daniel P. Siewiorek has been named director of the Quality of Life Technology (QoLT) Center, a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center. Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh are partners in the center, which focuses on creation of intelligent systems that improve the quality of life for everyone while enabling older adults and people with disabilities. MORE
Monday, June 3, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Authors Reflect on Fact, Fancy and Johnny Miller's 63 at the 1973 U.S. Open

Golf ImageCarnegie Mellon Historian Steve Schlossman and Alumnus Adam Lazarus (DC'06) offer their observations of what many experts still consider to be the greatest round of golf ever played. MORE