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  • How Things Work: Speech Recognition

    “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” said Arthur C. Clarke, renowned science fiction author of the 20th century — and even today, we see the truth of this statement everywhere before our eyes.

    SciTech | February 4, 2008
  • How Things Work: Satellites

    A satellite, by definition, is any object that orbits another object in space.

    When one thinks of a satellite, the picture that comes most readily to mind is that of a man-made satellite — a contraption of steel and electronic devices with large, signature solar foils extending from each side.

    In fact, the average human being interacts with a dozen different satellites everyday.

    SciTech | November 19, 2007
  • Sci-Tech Briefs

    Discovery to build on space station

    NASA launched the space shuttle Discovery last Tuesday on a mission to install a new module, Harmony, at the International Space Station (ISS).

    Harmony is a 23- by 14-foot passageway that will connect the American sections of the ISS to the European and Japanese modules, including the U.S. Destiny Laboratory and Kibo Japanese Experiment Module.

    SciTech | October 29, 2007
  • Online game teaches users about the threats of phishing

    Researchers from the Carnegie Mellon Usable Privacy and Security (CUPS) Laboratory have recently released the first field test for Anti-Phishing Phil (APP), an online game that teaches users to identify dangerous websites and practice safer Internet surfing.

    SciTech | October 8, 2007
  • ETC explores media projects in educational partnership

    Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) will be partnering with Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania (TCCP) this semester to form a new center aimed at training people for technology-based jobs.

    SciTech | September 17, 2007