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New Study Finds Ridesharing Actually Increases Pollution, Congestion

Greg Bensinger of the New York Times editorial board argues ridesharing companies haven't delivered on their promises of well-paying driver jobs with less traffic congestion (let alone their predictions of an end to car ownership — or even of a sustainable, profitable, business model). And he adds that now a new study "is punching a hole in another of Uber and Lyft's promised benefits: curtailing pollution." The companies have long insisted their services are a boon to the environment in part ...
Tags: Lyft, Tech, New York Times, Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Mellon, Greg Bensinger, Deadheading Lyft, Jacob Ward Jeremy Michalek, Constantine Samaras Society


Big Date Research: Left And Right Literally Speak Different Languages

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University collected more than 86.6 million comments from more than 6.5 million users on 200,000 YouTube videos, then analyzed them using an AI technique normally employed to translate between two languages. – Wired
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Big Data Research: Left And Right Literally Speak Different Languages

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University collected more than 86.6 million comments from more than 6.5 million users on 200,000 YouTube videos, then analyzed them using an AI technique normally employed to translate between two languages. – Wired
Tags: Art, Youtube, Words, Carnegie Mellon University, Big Data Research


Meet the Ph.D. students changing the face of computing

Every day, computer science researchers are working to solve big problems that impact all of our lives — from expanding accessibility in wearable technology to improving the lives of rural farmers through AI. For CS research to explore issues that impact all communities, it’s crucial that the researchers themselves are representative of those communities. However, in 2020, of computer science Ph.D. degrees in the United States were awarded to researchers from historically marginalized groups i...
Tags: Google, Elsa, Education, Research, CS, United States, Carnegie Mellon University, Matthew, Rodrigo, Natural Language Processing, El Paso, Arlington, University of Texas, Abel, Google Research, University of Texas at El Paso


Captain Obvious Returns: Studies Say Ride-Hailing Apps Cause Pollution

As luck would have it, hiring thousands of drivers to cruise around a city in search of their next fare has some negative environmental impacts. That’s the word coming from expert researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, who we can only hope are prepared to tackle similarly impossible quandaries — like establishing what happens to an object […] The post Captain Obvious Returns: Studies Say Ride-Hailing Apps Cause Pollution appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Technology, Research, Traffic, Green, Pollution, Public Transit, Studies, Autos, Congestion, Carnegie Mellon University, Ride-sharing, Reports, Taxis, News Blog


Autonomous Robots Prepped for Cave Search and Rescue Mission

After practicing in a former limestone mine and an abandoned hospital outside of Pittsburgh, a fleet of robots from Carnegie Mellon University is headed to Kentucky for the final test of the ability to autonomously navigate an uncertain, underground course.
Tags: Kentucky, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh


World’s first battery-electric freight train unveiled in Pittsburgh

Wabtec shows off locomotive amid fresh attempt by some lawmakers to slash carbon emissions from rail transportThe world’s first battery-electric freight train was unveiled at an event in Pittsburgh on Friday, amid a fresh attempt by some US lawmakers to slash carbon emissions from rail transport in order to address the climate crisis.Wabtec, the Pittsburgh-based rail freight company, showed off its locomotive at Carnegie Mellon University as part of a new venture between the two organizations to...
Tags: Environment, US, US news, Pennsylvania, Rail transport, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh


‘Dramatically more powerful’: world’s first battery-electric freight train unveiled

Wabtec shows off locomotive amid fresh attempt by some US lawmakers to slash carbon emissions from rail transportThe world’s first battery-electric freight train was unveiled at an event in Pittsburgh on Friday, amid a fresh attempt by some US lawmakers to slash carbon emissions from rail transport in order to address the climate crisis.Wabtec, the Pittsburgh-based rail freight company, showed off its locomotive at Carnegie Mellon University as part of a new venture between the two organizations...
Tags: Environment, US, US news, Pennsylvania, Rail transport, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh


New Battery Technologies Are Making Progress

The New York Times looks at "a wave of new battery technologies that could lead to novel designs in consumer electronics and help accelerate the electrification of cars and airplanes. They may even help store electricity on the power grid, lending a hand to efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels..." And a longer-life battery from Sila finally made it into a consumer product — the Whoop fitness tracker, which straps around your wrist, but which can also take the form of a "sliver of electr...
Tags: Congress, Tech, Tesla, New York Times, The Times, Times, Carnegie Mellon University, Tesla Roadster, Oakland California, Alameda, Sila, Venkat Viswanathan, Solid Power, Gene Berdichevsky, Berdichevsky


How To Leverage IoT for B2B Marketing and CX in 2021

The world of marketing is a constantly shifting landscape and B2B businesses have their own unique marketing challenges. Modern B2B buyers and CEOs are generally very tech savvy, highly productive, and skeptical of all solicitations. Fortunately, with the rapid rise in technological advancement over the last 2 decades, marketers have more options than ever before. The only limit on a marketing strategy these days is creativity.  The Internet of Things (IoT) is one field that has seen incr...
Tags: Google, Sales, Research, Coca Cola, Carnegie Mellon University, Unified Communications, Kevin Ashton, Technology Trends, Social Media Marketing IoT


Octane banks $2M for flexible billing software

Software billing startup Octane announced Tuesday that it raised $2 million on a post-money valuation of $10 million to advance its pay-as-you-go billing software. Akash Khanolkar and his co-founders met a decade ago at Carnegie Mellon University and since then went off in different directions. In Khanolkar’s case, he ran a cloud consulting business and saw how fast companies like Datadog and Snowflake were coming to market and dealing with Amazon Web Services. He found that the commonality in a...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, Tech, SaaS, Snowflake, Carnegie Mellon University, Amazon Web Services, Twilio, Enterprise Software, Datadog, Zuora


The tale of mRNA vaccines: Turning calamity into opportunity

In a review paper published in the journal Nature Reviews, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pennsylvania have described the underlying technologies for mRNA vaccines and their future prospects with improved delivery systems and applications in diseases beyond the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Tags: Health, University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University, Nature Reviews


See everything, meet everyone, and launch your career to new levels as my Chief of Staff

Please do not apply if you are uncomfortable with rocket-powered shopping carts. Work side-by-side with me for two years running all aspects of Capital Factory’s operating businesses and investment funds. See everything I see. Meet everyone I meet. Then I’ll help you start your own company, launch your own fund, or find a leadership role at Capital Factory or one of our portfolio companies. There is no better way to insert yourself into the Austin jetstream, expand your network, and explode y...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Entrepreneurship, Startup, Austin, San Antonio, Carnegie Mellon University, Amy, Josh, University of Texas, Aspen Institute, Capital Factory, Joshua Baer, Austin Startups, Apprenticeship, Venture-capital


What's the difference between a put option and a call option?

Options are contracts that allow an investor to control how they buy and sell securities. Alyssa Powell/Insider Call and put options give you the right to buy and sell shares of stock at a set price during a specific period of time. Both options require that you pay a nonrefundable premium, which you risk losing if you don't exercise the option. Both types of options come with the potential to earn and lose money on your investments. Visit Insider's Investing Reference library for ...
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Microsoft is looking to use the ethereum blockchain to prevent piracy

Sean Gallup: Getty Images Microsoft is looking to use the ethereum blockchain to combat digital piracy, according to a recent white paper published by the firm. The company is exploring a new system named Argus, which it dubbed as the "first public anti-piracy system." Across 11 pages, Microsoft laid out the design, implementation, and evaluation of the new system. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Software giant Microsoft is looking to use the ethe...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Markets, Alibaba, Crypto, Msft, Ethereum, Carnegie Mellon University, Cryptocurrency, ETH, Argus, Digital Piracy, Ether, Sean Gallup, Ethereum Blockchain, Getty Images Microsoft


765,000 Tesla vehicles under NHTA investigation over Autopilot problems

By TOM KRISHER | The Associated Press The U.S. government has opened a formal investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot partially automated driving system after a series of collisions with parked emergency vehicles. The investigation covers 765,000 vehicles, almost everything that Tesla has sold in the U.S. since the start of the 2014 model year. Of the crashes identified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as part of the probe, 17 people were injured and one was killed. NHTSA says ...
Tags: Transportation, Business, News, California, Cars, Los Angeles, Tesla, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Mellon, Nhtsa, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board, Miami Florida


Fight Piracy With a Blockchain-Based Bounty System, Suggest Microsoft Researchers

TorrentFreak reports: A new paper published by Microsoft's research department proposes to tackle piracy with a blockchain-based bounty system titled "Argus." The system allows volunteers to report piracy in exchange for a reward. It uses the Ethereum blockchain and is transparent, practical, and secure, while limiting abusive reports and errors... Pirated content is traced back to the source through a unique watermark that corresponds with a secret code. When a pirated copy is reported, the...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Alibaba, Carnegie Mellon University, Torrentfreak, Argus, Custos


Stupid Patent Of The Month: This Captcha Patent Is An All-American Nightmare (techdirt)

A newly formed patent troll is looking for big money from small business websites, just for using free, off-the-shelf login verification tools.  Defenders of the American Dream, LLC (DAD ), is sending out its demand letters to websites that use Google’s reCAPTCHA system, accusing them of infringing U.S. Patent No. 8,621,578. Google’s reCAPTCHA is just one form of a Captcha test, which describes a wide array of test systems that websites use to verify human users and keep out bots.  DAD’s let...
Tags: Google, News, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Paypal, New York Times, Portland, San Diego, Carnegie Mellon University, Alice, Joe Mullin, Coddington, CMU, CTI, CLS Bank, Congress Where


'We can expect fireworks': 6 experts sound off on their expectations for Robinhood's hugely anticipated IPO

Vlad Tenev, CEO and co-founder of Robinhood. Kimberly White/Getty Images for Robinhood Ever since Robinhood was founded in 2013, the firm has been at the center of the retail trading boom. Ahead of its IPO, Robinhood announced it is selling up to a third of its shares directly to retail investors. Insider asked six experts what to expect ahead of the popular trading app's stock market debut. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Robinhood's mis...
Tags: Amc, Trends, Markets, Robinhood, Carnegie Mellon University, Gamestop, Vlad Tenev, Menlo Park California, Eric Schiffer, Josh Fraser, Chester Spatt, Patriarch Organization, Retail Investing, Robinhood app, Retail Trading, Isabelle Lee


Take two: Integrating neuronal perspectives for richer results

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have identified a way to bridge two neuronal approaches traditionally used in isolation, resulting in a richer understanding of neuronal activity.
Tags: Science, Carnegie Mellon University


New algorithm may help autonomous vehicles navigate narrow, crowded streets

Autonomous vehicle researchers at Carnegie Mellon University believe they are the first to tackle navigating a crowded, narrow street, with cars parked on both sides, and not enough space for vehicles traveling in both directions to pass each other.
Tags: Science, Carnegie Mellon University


Facebook rejects Joe Biden's claim it's 'killing people' with misinformation, saying vaccine hesitancy among its users has dropped by 50%

President Joe Biden, left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Reuters/Alan Freed; Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Joe Biden said vaccine misinformation on platforms like Facebook is "killing people." Facebook responded by saying vaccine hesitancy among its users has fallen 50% since April 2020. Facebook said Biden is trying to blame it for missing his goal of 60% vaccination by July 4. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook is firing back at Joe Biden for claiming the social me...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Joe Biden, Vaccine, Biden, University Of Maryland, Carnegie Mellon University, Kennedy, Rosen, Tom Williams


A New Tool Shows How Google Results Vary Around the World

Search Atlas makes it easy to see how Google offers different responses to the same query on versions of its search engine offered in different parts of the world. From a report: The research project reveals how Google's service can reflect or amplify cultural differences or government preferences -- such as whether Beijing's Tiananmen Square should be seen first as a sunny tourist attraction or the site of a lethal military crackdown on protesters. Divergent results like that show how the idea ...
Tags: Google, Google Search, Tech, Mit, Beijing, Carnegie Mellon University, Tiananmen Square, Ye, Rodrigo Ochigame, Katherine Ye, Ochigame


The road to a cheaper prosthetic hand

Alt-Bionics made waves back in late 2019 when the brand new startup competed at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Tech Symposium. The company finished second to 3BM’s infrared paint-curing system, but Alt went on to capture national and international headlines on the strength of promising technology and a great story. A writeup on the school’s site noted that, at $700, its prosthetic hand cost a mere fraction of the cost of standard systems. Most of the subsequent coverage has focuse...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, Tech, Walmart, Alt, Mit, Fda, Robotics, Bg, San Antonio, Carnegie Mellon University, Csail, SPAC, San Antonio Texas, Devin


Stumble-proof Robot Adapts To Challenging Terrain in Real Time

Robots have a hard time improvising, and encountering an unusual surface or obstacle usually means an abrupt stop or hard fall. But researchers have created a new model for robotic locomotion that adapts in real time to any terrain it encounters, changing its gait on the fly to keep trucking when it hits sand, rocks, stairs and other sudden changes. From a report: Although robotic movement can be versatile and exact, and robots can "learn" to climb steps, cross broken terrain and so on, these be...
Tags: Tech, UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, Facebook AI, Jitendra Malik, Facebook AI UC Berkeley


Why the grid is ready for fleets of electric trucks

Whether you call them semis, tractor-trailers, or 18-wheelers, heavy-duty trucks keep the economy (literally) moving. And at least some of them might be ready to go electric. These workhorses have an outsize climate impact. Globally, heavy-duty vehicles, including trucks and buses, make up about 10% of all motor vehicles but produce around half of all carbon dioxide emissions and over 70% of particulate pollution from vehicles worldwide. While some trucks cover over a thousand miles in a d...
Tags: Climate Change, California, US, Tesla, Canada, Innovation, Clean Energy, Electric Cars, Carnegie Mellon University, Nature Energy, Sharpe, International Council on Clean Transportation, Viswanathan, Borlaug, Rajagopal, Venkat Viswanathan


Stumble-proof robot adapts to challenging terrain in real time

Robots have a hard time improvising, and encountering an unusual surface or obstacle usually means an abrupt stop or hard fall. But researchers at Facebook AI have created a new model for robotic locomotion that adapts in real time to any terrain it encounters, changing its gait on the fly to keep trucking when it hits sand, rocks, stairs, and other sudden changes. Although robotic movement can be versatile and exact, and robots can “learn” to climb steps, cross broken terrain and so on, these b...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Robotics, Berkeley, Uc-berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, Nyu, Malik, CMU, Kumar, RMA, Facebook AI Research


Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto speaks on Duolingo’s IPO and luring venture capital to the Steel City

https://techcrunch.com/2021/06/30/pittsburghs-locomation-puts-a-convoy-twist-on-autonomous-trucking/Pittsburgh is known as the Steel City, but these days, the city is turning to startups rather than steel. Mayor Bill Peduto lead this charge since taking office in 2014. He recently spoke at TechCrunch’s City Spotlight: Pittsburgh event, where he outlined the opportunity and challenges for entrepreneurs considering founding and running their companies in Western Pennsylvania. This is a trend acros...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, New York, Minnesota, California, West Virginia, United States, Biden, Detroit, Carnegie Mellon University, Duolingo, Pittsburgh, CMU, Steel City, Luis


Sleep deprivation affects fertility, memory, and even your immune response after a vaccine

How well did you sleep last night? And how has that affected the way you feel today? Most of us will have experienced poor sleep or even insomnia at some point and know all too well how it leaves you feeling.What might be less well known is how much you benefit from getting enough sleep. Not only will you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day, your mental and physical wellbeing will get a boost. Sleep can help your immune system to be at its best, while not getting enough might ...
Tags: Health, UK, Sleep, Biology, Memory, Public Health, NHS, Innovation, University Of California Berkeley, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, Walker, Matthew Walker, National Health Service NHS, BBC Science Focus


CMU’s president discusses how Pittsburgh is building — and retaining — high-tech startups

For a brief moment, earlier this week, it seemed as though Pittsburgh might be the center of the tech universe. Just as Carnegie Mellon alum Duolingo was announcing its IPO. Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey were in town, as Vice President Kamala Harris paid a visit to the City of Bridges to talk infrastructure. The morning of TechCrunch’s City Spotlight, the Pittsburgh Robotics Network held its own event to announce a new alliance with members of the local government and faculty from nearby uni...
Tags: Google, Education, Events, Tech, Carnegie Mellon University, Kamala Harris, Accel Partners, Duolingo, Kleiner Perkins, Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, Mellon Foundation, University of Pittsburgh, Aurora, CMU, Peduto