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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Carnegie Mellon's Smart Headlights Spare the Eyes of Oncoming Drivers

Smart HeadlightsA smart headlight developed at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute enables drivers to take full advantage of their high beams without fear of blinding oncoming drivers or suffering from the glare that can occur when driving in snow or rain at night. The research team assembled their experimental system from off-the-shelf parts and mounted the system atop the hood of a pickup truck, serving as the equivalent of a third headlight during street tests. MORE
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Press Release: Former Carnegie Mellon Computer Science Dean Now Assisting in White House Policy Office

Randy BryantRandal E. Bryant, who finished a decade of service as dean of Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science on June 30, has begun a temporary assignment in the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to provide analysis and advice on Big Data. MORE
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Developing Programming Language That Accommodates Multiple Languages in Same Program

Wyvern paper authorsMany programming tasks can involve multiple languages; when building a Web page, for instance, HTML might be used to create the bulk of the page, but the programmer might also include SQL to access databases and JavaScript to allow for user interaction. By using type-specific languages, this new programming language, called Wyvern, can simplify that task for the programmer while avoiding workarounds that can introduce security vulnerabilities. MORE
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Photo Editing Tool Enables Object Images To Be Manipulated in 3-D

3D CraneThe 3-D photo editing system makes it possible to take a photo of an origami crane, and turn it to reveal surfaces hidden from the camera, while maintaining a realistic appearance. The object’s shape can be changed, here enabling an animation showing the crane flapping its wings. MORE
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