Nancy Lee Staffwriter
Violence goes on YouTube
YouTube has been grappling with issues of free speech and censorship following a deadly school shooting in Finland that left nine people dead on Wednesday.
Pekka-Eric Auvinen, the alleged shooter, had posted a video showing a photo of Jokela High School that transitioned to a man pointing a gun at the camera.SciTech | November 12, 2007
Study finds laptops may not benefit design majors
Laptop computers are changing the way students in the School of Design interact, according to a two-year study by Carnegie Mellon University researchers.SciTech | December 4, 2006
Carnegie Mellon team’s electronic translator requires only a set of lips
A new device could allow users to say something in another language without actually having to speak the language — or speak at all for that matter.
A team of researchers at the Language Technologies Institute (LTI) has developed a prototype for a device that translates what a user is saying, but does not require the user to speak the words out loud.SciTech | November 13, 2006
Free online speech becomes issue
The human rights group Amnesty International is asking bloggers to draw attention to cases where other bloggers have been jailed for what they wrote online and to defend their right to free speech online.SciTech | October 30, 2006
Search engine thrives in Carnegie Mellon's backyard
The next time you need to do an Internet search, clusty.com may become your first choice, thanks to a new feature that other search engines don’t have.SciTech | October 16, 2006