Daniel Tkacik Senior Staffwriter

Class of 2013


  • SciTech Briefs

    Obesity interacts with human cognition

    SciTech | March 28, 2011
  • Author Stephen Hall attempts to uncover the secrets of wisdom

    What is wisdom? Is it maturity, or intelligence, or a combination of different traits? What makes a person wise? People associate wisdom with various characteristics, and in general someone who is wise is regarded as a role model to others — someone people can go to for answers. Although the definition of wisdom is unclear, many people strive for it despite not knowing exactly what it is. Is the...

    SciTech | March 21, 2011
  • SciTech Briefs

    Facebook quickly disables ‘Breakup Notifier’ app

    SciTech | February 28, 2011
  • Carnegie Mellon and IBM project ‘Watson’ competes on Jeopardy!

    “I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do,” the HAL 9000 computer said aboard the Discovery One spacecraft in Stanley Kubrick’s science-fiction film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. The 1968 film — and the novel on which it was based — heavily featured interactions between humans and computers, with HAL showing as much intelligence ...

    SciTech | February 21, 2011
  • Carnegie Mellon sustains collaboration with General Motors

    Research and development of hybrid electric vehicle technology is quickly accelerating. Many argue that the advantages of transitioning to a more electric, less-polluting automobile industry are numerous, and car makers are running with that motivation to develop more efficient and reliable electric vehicles. Universities can act as a hotbed for research, and Carnegie Mellon in particular has been...

    SciTech | February 14, 2011

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