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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Jean Yang Named to Prestigious “Innovators Under 35” List

Innovators List Graphic
The magazine recognized Yang in the Visionary category of its innovators list for her work on a programming model that bakes security into applications.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

How Pokémon Go Could Affect Our Daily Lives

Pokémon Go
Pokémon Go isn’t just an international sensation that’s drawn in millions of players, it’s also a “game changer” for augmented reality.
Monday, August 8, 2016

Carnegie Mellon Wins Third "World Series of Hacking" in Four Years

Plaid Parliament of Pwning jacket
DefCon's Capture the Flag and other competitions give people a place to practice and hone their computer security skills.

Friday, August 5, 2016

CMU Spinoff Wins $2 Million in Cyber Attack Challenge

ForAllSecure team
ForAllSecure, a Carnegie Mellon University startup, has won $2 million in prize money as winners of the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Android App Lets Visually Impaired in India Listen to Texts in Native Languages

Student uses Hear2Read software
The text-to-speech software, developed by Carnegie Mellon University in collaboration with the Hear2Read project, can now be downloaded free of charge from Google Play.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Carnegie Mellon Lab Expands U.S. Education Network

A program to empower students with technology is expanding to Atlanta and Salt Lake City.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Summer School Helps Students Build Tech Tools To Improve Learning

LearnLab Summer School
Carnegie Mellon’s Simon Initiative LearnLab Summer School teaches participants about the leading tools that merge education, data and technology.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Algorithm Characterizes How Cancer Genomes Get Scrambled

cell systems
A new method for analyzing the scrambled genomes of cancer cells gives researchers the ability to simultaneously identify two different types of genetic changes associated with cancers and to identify connections between the two.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Adding Up How The Brain Does Math

Brain and Math
Brain activity patterns reveal four stages of thinking that can be used to improve how students learn.
Monday, July 18, 2016

Computational Design Tool Transforms Flat Materials Into 3-D Shapes

auxetic high-heel shoe
The researchers used this process to make a woman’s high-heel shoe, a sculpture, a woman’s fashion top, a lampshade and face masks.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Holladay Earns National Recognition for Robotics Research

Rachel Holladay
Rising computer science senior Rachel Holladay was awarded the 2016 Collegiate Award from the National Center for Women & IT for her work with on robotic gestures.
Thursday, July 7, 2016

Robot Helps Study How Animals Moved 360 Million Years Ago

When early terrestrial animals began moving about on mud and sand, their powerful tails may have been more important than scientists previously realized.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

It’s Automatic: CMU Smartphone App Manages Your Privacy Preferences

Smartphone Privacy App
The privacy assistant can learn your preferences and quickly recommend the most appropriate settings.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

CMU Showcases Work at National Robotics Initiative Event in D.C.

CMU researchers are developing robots to enhance minimally invasive surgery, advance prosthetics, aid in mine rescue, improve bridge inspections, assist the blind and even traverse the moon — work that has collectively received 17 awards from the National Robotics Initiative.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Studying the Role Love Plays in an Engineering Project

Braille tutor
The development of an electronic Braille writing tutor has been a labor of love for M. Bernardine Dias and her CMU colleagues, students and staff and, for the past year, provided a research window into the role love plays in engineering.

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