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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Awards Data Science Grant to Carnegie Mellon Researcher

Carl KingsfordCarl Kingsford, associate professor in Carnegie Mellon University's Lane Center for Computational Biology, has received a five-year, $1.5 million grant to support his efforts to develop efficient new methods for searching the massive amounts of DNA and RNA sequencing data now available worldwide. MORE
Friday, October 10, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Researcher Shares Hidden Side of Energy

Stephen Rose, a post-doctoral fellow in Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business, will share his views on wind power and the inner workings of American energy in an informal discussion beginning at 7 p.m., Oct. 15 at Biddle's Escape, 401 Biddle Ave. in Wilkinsburg, Pa. The event will kick off a series of monthly conversations with scientists, called Speakeasy Science. MORE
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Snakes and Snake-like Robots Show How Sidewinders Conquer Sandy Slopes

SnakeBot and SandIn a study published in the October 10 issue of the journal Science, researchers from Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, Oregon State and Zoo Atlanta report that sidewinders improve their ability to traverse sandy slopes by simply increasing the amount of their body area in contact with the granular surfaces they're climbing. The principles used by the sidewinders were tested by a modular snake robot developed at Carnegie Mellon.
Monday, October 6, 2014

Drop That Beaker: Online Games and Remote Experiments Could Reduce Scientific Fraud, Cherry-picking

One way to combat the rising level of errors and fraud in life sciences research is through massive online laboratories, which use videogames to engage large numbers of non-professional investigators and prevent scientists from manually testing their own hypotheses, researchers from Carnegie Mellon and Stanford say.
Friday, October 3, 2014

Carnegie Mellon's Mary Shaw Will Receive National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Mary ShawPresident Barack Obama announced today that he has selected Mary Shaw, the Alan J. Perlis University Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, as a recipient of the nation's highest honor for achievement in the field of technology, innovation and invention. MORE
Thursday, October 2, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Leads New NSF Project Mining Educational Data To Improve Learning

The five-year, $5 million project led by CMU's Ken Koedinger will create a large distributed storage system called LearnSphere that will securely store data on how students learn.