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Walking in Pittsburgh

Just in time for today’s Steelers game is ‘Walking in Pittsburgh’ from Pittsburgh based singer-songwriter and recent Carnegie Mellon grad Tim Ruff. It’s just what I needed to start my day before donning my Steelers gear and getting ready for … Continue reading

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X-Ray Vision! Finally!

I came across this awesome idea for augmented reality on BoingBoing today. Developed by Peter Barnum, Yaser Sheikh, Ankur Datta, and Takeo Kanade at the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute, this new application for augmented reality lets you see through walls, if only simulated. The in-car view around a corner that they show in the video would make driving safer for sure, but imagine the security and military applications as well. You could see see whats around a corner before the enemy even knows you’re there. The improvements to building security would be phenomenal. Imagine a bank of security monitors with no blind spots on them. Amazing! Lets hope this idea comes to fruition someday soon! Continue reading

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Dyn-O-Mite!

Carnegie Mellon industrial design student Jeremy Wolf came up with this clever ACME dynamite candle, which was recently featured on design-supersite NOTCOT.org. Jeremy also has a great graduating portfolio of work that you can view at jeremy-wolf.com. Nice furniture too! Continue reading

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Robostalgia

If you don’t know who Daniel H Wilson is, you should. He’s the author of the cultishly popular How To Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion. His new short story “The Nostalgist” has just … Continue reading

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Inflate this!

Leave it to the tech wizards at CMU to revolutionize the way we interact with technology. What if you could be visually impaired, i.e. blind, and use an iphone, ATM screen or other touch screen device? Well, based on their … Continue reading

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