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Google licenses professor's technology

On September 1, Google introduced the Google Image Labeler, an online game that invites players to label untagged images in the Google Image Search database....

Professor named one of 2006's Brilliant 10 Scientists

In the mind of Carnegie Mellon assistant professor Luis von Ahn, online gaming is more than just entertainment — it is a tool for improving Internet searches. Recently...

CMU receives $4 million grant for new nanotechnology building

Governor Edward Rendell announced last month that $4 million in state redevelopment funds would be allocated for the construction of a 180,000-square-foot...

How Things Work: credit cards

Many Americans enjoy the convenience of using credit cards, but the workings of the credit card system are often a mystery. A typical credit card transaction...

SciTech Briefs

Virgin Atlantic restricts use of laptops Virgin Atlantic became the third airline to restrict the use of certain laptops last week. Passengers are prohibited...

CMU Neuroscientist receives NSF grant for possible schizophrenia research

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded Carnegie Mellon biology professor Nathan Urban...

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