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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Press Release: Previously Unknown Warhol Works Discovered on Floppy Disks from 1985

VenusThe purely digital images, "trapped" for nearly 30 years on Amiga® floppy disks stored in the archives collection of The Andy Warhol Museum (AWM), were discovered and extracted by members of the Carnegie Mellon University Computer Club, with assistance from the AWM's staff, CMU's Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (FRSCI), the Hillman Photography Initiative at the Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) and New York-based artist Cory Arcangel. 
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Press Release: Girls of Steel Team Helps Construct Autodesk Robot and Vies at National FIRST® Robotics Competition

Girls of SteelFor this year's FIRST, the 39-member Girls of Steel built a robot called Atlas that is designed to catch and throw 24-inch game balls. During the event, the robots will play a game called Aerial Assist, in which two alliances of three robots each will try to score as many goals as possible within a time limit. MORE
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Press Release: A Key To Enjoying Massive Online Photo Files May Be Giving Up Some Control, Researchers Say

Photobox PhotosA 14-month study showed that people reflected more on past events and developed a renewed interest in their online photos when a device called Photobox would randomly print four or five of those photos at varying intervals each month. Though the study involved just a handful of households, the researchers said their findings suggest that, in a world where technology is always on, people sometimes find value in taking it slow. MORE
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon System Lets iPad Users Explore Data with Their Fingers

Called Kinetica, this proof-of-concept system for the Apple iPad converts tabular data, such as Excel spreadsheets, so that data points appear as colored spheres on the touchscreen. People can directly manipulate this data, using natural gestures to sort, filter, stack, flick and pull data points as needed to help them answer questions or explore hidden relationships. MORE
Monday, April 21, 2014

Press Release: Computational Method Dramatically Speeds Up Estimates of Gene Expression, CMU, UMD Researchers Report

With the new method, dubbed Sailfish after the famously speedy fish, estimates of gene expression that previously took many hours can be completed in a few minutes, with accuracy that equals or exceeds previous methods. MORE
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Press Release: Google VP Named Dean of Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science

Andrew MooreAndrew Moore, a distinguished computer scientist with expertise in machine learning and robotics, served as a professor of computer science and robotics at CMU before being named founding director of Google's Pittsburgh engineering office in 2006. MORE