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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Press Release: Gene Changes in Breast Cancer Cells Pinpointed With New Computational Method

The method could provide new insights into cancer and identify the most promising molecular targets for drug therapy. In their study, the researchers at Carnegie Mellon and at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory were able to show how changes in these gene networks led breast cancer cells to develop resistance to several different agents being evaluated as drugs for targeted therapy. MORE
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Will Partner With Duolingo To Evaluate English Language Certification Test

Duolingo LogoThe Duolingo Test Center, which Duolingo launched today with the support of Google, would enable users to certify English proficiency using a mobile app for a fraction of the cost of existing language certification tests. The test eliminates the cost and inconvenience of travelling to a designated test site, takes less time to complete and provides results immediately. MORE
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Combines Hundreds of Videos To Reconstruct 3D Motion Without Use of Markers

Panoptic Bat SwingThough the research was performed in a specialized, heavily instrumented video laboratory, Yaser Sheikh, an assistant research professor of robotics who led the research team, said the techniques might eventually be applied to large-scale reconstructions of sporting events or performances captured by hundreds of cameras wielded by spectators.   
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Monday, July 14, 2014

Press Release: New Computing Cluster at Carnegie Mellon Traces Lineage to Los Alamos' Roadrunner Supercomputer

Narwhal Computing ClusterThe new computing cluster, called Narwhal, is being built at CMU from 448 blade computers salvaged from Cerrillos, the smaller stablemate of what was once the world's fastest computer, Roadrunner. In 2008, Roadrunner became the first computer to break the petaflop barrier, performing more than one million billion calculations per second, or one petaflop. MORE
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Robotics — A Robot Invasion Is Near

Illah NourbakhshThis article on the future of robotics, written by Carnegie Mellon University Professor of Robotics Illah Nourbakhsh, was featured in the 125th anniversary edition of The Wall Street Journal. Nourbakhsh was among a small group of experts invited to make predictions about likely developments in various fields. MORE
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Machine Learning Method Automatically Cuts Boring Parts From Long Consumer and Security Videos

Called LiveLight, the method constantly evaluates action in the video, looking for visual novelty and ignoring repetitive or eventless sequences, to create a miniature video trailer that enables a viewer to get the gist of what happened. MORE