Are we working too hard?
Students frequently utter comments like “I have so much work. I think I’m going to have to pull an all-nighter,” and “Oh well, I haven’t gone out for like a month because I’ve been studying all weekend.”News | October 29, 2007
RIAA sends Carnegie Mellon 13 pre-litigation letters in effort to curb illegal file sharing
On Sept. 20, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) sent another wave of pre-litigation settlement letters to Carnegie Mellon and 21 other universities across the country. Carnegie Mellon received 13 of the 403 letters distributed.News | October 1, 2007
Facebook listings take on the World [Wide Web]
At the start of September, Facebook announced that it will give non-members limited access to user profiles. Now, almost anyone will now be able to look up any profile.
The expansion is to allow non-Facebook users to find their friends on Facebook without having to register for the service themselves, according to a Sept. 5 Facebook blog post by company engineer Philip Fung.News | September 24, 2007
It’s three weeks into the semester and classes are at full throttle. As a result, a few drowsy students end up cutting down on sleep to get all of their work done.
Greatest number of days that a human has gone without sleeping: 11.5
Number of hours of wakefulness leading to effects equivalent to a blood alcohol level of 0.05 percent: 17News | September 17, 2007
Researchers study life-cycle fuel emissions
In a recently published paper called “Comparative Life-Cycle Air Emissions of Coal, Domestic Natural Gas, LNG, and SNG for Electricity Generation,” Carnegie Mellon researchers reported that natural gas may not be the most viable energy resource for future production of electricity.SciTech | September 10, 2007