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Soft, flexible robotic device aimed at helping foot/ankle problems

Soft, flexible robotic device aimed at helping foot/ankle problems

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A wearable device mimicking muscles, tendons and ligaments of the lower leg could aid in the rehabilitation of ankle-foot disorders, U.S. researchers say.

Judge upholds $1.17 billion award for Carnegie Mellon University

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Pittsburgh turned down a request by Marvell Technology Group to cut a $1.17 billion verdict to $620 million in a patent violation case.

Web event scheduled on organizational cyber protection

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Carnegie Mellon University says it will conduct a free online seminar to teach organizations how to avoid and survive cyberattacks.
NASA's 6-foot Valkyrie humanoid robot ready for DARPA Challenge

NASA's 6-foot Valkyrie humanoid robot ready for DARPA Challenge

Dec. 11 (UPI) -- NASA's humanoid robot Valkyrie, designed for the DARPA Challenge, has detachable arms, a soft body and wears clothes, for a "human" touch during search and rescue operations in disaster zones.
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Computer scans Web for images and to learn 'common sense'

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A computer at a U.S. university has been searching the Internet 24 hours a day for images and doing its best to understand them on its own, researchers say.

Study contradicts assumption cellphone use increases car accidents

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Cellphone use may not cause more car crashes and state laws banning phone use in cars are not reducing crash rates, a U.S./British study indicates.
Study: Latino immigrants shielded U.S. workers from job cuts

Study: Latino immigrants shielded U.S. workers from job cuts

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Low-skilled Mexican-born U.S. workers shielded low-skilled U.S.-born workers from job losses during the Great Recession by returning to Mexico, a study found.
Recommended calorie information on menus not helpful

Recommended calorie information on menus not helpful

PITTSBURGH, July 20 (UPI) -- Providing consumers with recommended calorie information on menus already containing meal calorie counts didn't improve consumer choices, U.S. researchers say.

CMU brings infrastructure into focus

PITTSBURGH, May 22 (UPI) -- Experts on critical U.S. infrastructure are coming together this month to discuss protection of it from natural disasters and terrorist attack.

Southern California joins Northrop research group

FALLS CHURCH, Va., May 20 (UPI) -- The University of Southern California has joined Northrop Grumman's Cybersecurity Research Consortium to combat cyberthreats to the United States.
Zoomable keyboard could allow typing on a 'smart watch'

Zoomable keyboard could allow typing on a 'smart watch'

PITTSBURGH, April 30 (UPI) -- With rumors of so-called smart watches coming to market, U.S. researchers say they're trying to figure a way to type on the tiny screens of such devices.

Naked pope costume incites controversy

PITTSBURGH, April 30 (UPI) -- The Catholic Diocese in Pittsburgh said it has asked Carnegie Mellon University to discipline a coed who, naked from the waist down, dressed up as the pope.

Phone game teaches Pakistanis to use automated job services

PITTSBURGH, April 18 (UPI) -- A telephone game has put illiterate Pakistanis in touch with potential employers by educating them on the use of automated voice services, researchers say.

Patients aren't healthcare bargain hunters

LOS ANGELES, April 3 (UPI) -- High deductibles -- $1,000 or more for individual coverage -- don't motivate U.S. patients to shop around for the cheapest medical services, researchers say.
Carnegie Mellon developing new robot

Carnegie Mellon developing new robot

PITTSBURGH, March 14 (UPI) -- A human-sized robot that uses rubberized tracks on its legs to move is being developed by a Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University.

Camera in football records ball's flight

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. and Japanese researchers say a new system could give football fans watching televised games a new camera angle -- with the camera in the ball itself.

Study: Good grammar makes bad passwords

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Good grammar may be important, but when used to concoct a long computer password, grammar -- good or bad -- undercuts its security, U.S. researchers say.

Chip maker hit with $1.7 billion verdict

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A California chip maker must pay nearly $1.17 billion for infringing patents held by Carnegie Mellon University, a Pittsburgh jury has decided.

A/C a big life saver

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Air conditioning has been a big life saver in the United States in the past 50 years and could prove to have the same benefit worldwide, a study indicates.

Lockheed, Carnegie Mellon work on cyberlab

PITTSBURGH, May 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. research center for cyberoperations and security innovation has been established by Lockheed Martin and Carnegie Mellon University.

TSA 'behavior' screening nets few arrests

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A controversial U.S. Transportation Security Agency effort to single out nervous-looking fliers is producing few arrests, officials said.

Airlines unlikely to drop fuel surcharges

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. airlines are unlikely to lower ticket prices even though the price of jet fuel has dropped significantly since summer, industry observers say.

Experts differ on N.J. voting machines

TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- New Jersey's electronic voting machines could be easily hacked with simple tools, a report released Friday said.

Lunar robot to begin field tests in Hawaii

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says an 880-pound robot designed to locate water and other resources on the moon will soon be field tested in Hawaii.

U.S. 'justifiable' homicides on the rise

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The rising number of justifiable police and civilian slayings of criminal suspects reflects a "shoot first" attitude on U.S. streets, analysts say.
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