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4 hrs ago | Scientific American

Vinton G. Cerf: The Value of "Investment by the U.S. Government" Cannot Be Overstated

Written testimony for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing "The Federal Research Portfolio: Capitalizing on Investments in R&D" held on July 17, 2014 On Thursday, July 17, four science experts served as witnesses at the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing, "The Federal ... (more)


5 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

iCarnegie Global, Eduspec Sign Collaboration Pact

KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 -- iCarnegie Global Learning, a strategy product and services business powered by Carnegie Mellon University, and Eduspec Holdings Sdn Bhd have signed a strategic collaboration agreement.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

9 hrs ago | Digital Pro Sound

Ken Gabriel, former DARPA, Google Executive, to Lead Draper Laboratory

The Board of Directors of the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc announced today that Dr. Kaigham J. Gabriel, a Google executive and former senior DARPA official, has been selected as its next President and Chief Executive Officer.


Mon Jul 21, 2014

O-R Online

DOEa s energy series focuses on gas transmissiona

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, shown in a file photo, spoke Monday in Pittsburgh as part of a continuing quadrennial energy review.


Related Topix: Pittsburgh, PA, Ernest, PA, Department of Energy, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tim Murphy


UPDATE 1-Talk on cracking Internet anonymity service Tor canceled

A highly anticipated talk on how to identify users of the Internet privacy service Tor was withdrawn from the upcoming Black Hat security conference, a spokeswoman for the event said on Monday.


Related Topix: Privacy, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Study finds genetic link to risk of autism

Nearly 60 percent of the risk of developing autism can be linked to gene variants common in most of the population and occurring in people who do not have the disorder, according to an international study.


Related Topix: Genetics, Biology, Science

Roll Call

Moniz: Obama Wants More, Cleaner Oil and Gas Production

Citing the greenhouse gas emission reductions from increased natural gas use and the economic benefits of both gas and oil development, Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz is reiterating previous calls from President Barack Obama to increase production.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama


Camera-studded dome used to reconstruct 3D motion

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have devised a method for large-scale 3D motion reconstruction of a volleyball match, the swing of a bat, and even a cascade of confetti It might soon be possible to perform large-scale 3D motion reconstructions of sporting events or other live performances, thanks to new research by scientists at Carnegie ... (more)


Related Topix: Gadgets

Business Journal

EXCLUSIVE: Leech Tishman expands in California

Pittsburgh-based law firm Leech Tishman has added a group of California-based intellectual property lawyers and several offices throughout the southern part of California.


Related Topix: California

Business Journal

Pittsburgh startup RistCall picked for Philly program

A Pittsburgh company was selected to participate in DreamIt Health Philadelphia 2014, an accelerator program for entrepreneurs that debuted last year through a partnership with Independence Blue Cross, Penn Medicine and DreamIt Ventures.


Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine

Sun Jul 20, 2014


Behind the scenes of Aquion Energy's battery factory & the future of solar storage

We take you inside a brand new factory that's churning out disruptive solar and grid batteries in West Pennsylvania.


Related Topix: Westmoreland County, PA, TV, Electronics, Mount Pleasant, PA, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

The Badger Herald Online

Longtime Mayor Paul Soglin faces new opposition for 2015 election

Madison has a decision to make next April as opposition to longtime Mayor Paul Soglin steps up for the election.


Related Topix: Madison, WI


Genetic risk for autism stems mostly from common genes

The bulk of risk, or liability, for autism spectrum disorders was traced to inherited variations in the genetic code shared by many people.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Mathematics, Science, Biology

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Penn State Improves Place among Top 50 in 2014 World Universities List

CWUR describes itself as "the only global university ranking that measures the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions."


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Take a moment, now and Zen

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have found that even brief sessions of mindfulness meditation - periods when participants consciously monitor breathing and focus on the moment - can measurably alleviate stress.



3D Printing Gets Warm and Fuzzy

Soft and cuddly aren't words used to describe the plastic or metal things typically produced by today's 3D printers.


Related Topix: Printers, Wayne, MI

District Administration

AT&T contributes $50,000 to university programs for high schoolers

Recognizing the importance of supporting educational programs focused on science, technology, engineering and math disciplines, AT&T made two contributions totaling $50,000 to support the new Pennsylvania Governor's School for Engineering and Technology at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, Education Etc.

Business Journal

CMU, University of Warwick to partner on $10M research collaboration

Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Warwick have signed a memorandum of understanding to create a $10 million research and education collaborative, the university announced Friday.


Scientific American

Editor Testifies At U.S. Senate

On Thursday afternoon in Washington, D.C., Sen. Jay Rockefeller IV had a question.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller

Thu Jul 17, 2014


Austin College Gateways Initiative Guides Students to Future Goals

Austin College President Marjorie Hass announces the launch of the Austin College Gateways initiative, with phase one of the program focused on students interested in law medicine, healthcare, accounting, and other professions.


Related Topix: Austin College, Kansas State University, University of Texas at Tyler, Texas, University of Texas at Arlington