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Telly Leung: From Brooklyn To Broadway

Steve North | Posted 09.09.2016 | Entertainment
Steve North

(Credit: Leon Le Photography) Although he's the son of two Chinese immigrants who worked in the restaurant and fashion industries, actor and singer ...

New Tech Turns Your Arm Skin Into A 'Touchpad'

Reuters | Damon Beres | Posted 05.09.2016 | Technology

A team of scientists have developed a new technology that can make the skin on your arm and hand act like a touchpad for a smartwatch. The technology,...

From blue sky science to blue ribbon policy: a call to action

Terry Babcock-Lumish | Posted 02.24.2017 | Technology
Terry Babcock-Lumish

Exhortations to learn from history are nothing new. But how to make sense of that which is wholly novel, for which history books fail to offer a tidy ...

Woman at Work: Smarten Up Your Teams to Boost Revenue -- Females are the Key

O'Brien Browne | Posted 11.02.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Over the past several years, many studies have shown the advantages of teams which are diverse in terms of skills, age, culture, personality and, most especially, gender. Diverse teams, when well led, are more innovative and creative.

Art Digest: How to Rob a Bank and (Not Quite) Get Away With It

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 07.24.2016 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

Art is testing new frontiers. In this week's digest, artists are pushing their limits and bringing their art to whole new places. We'll see how performance art fares the legal system, how Renaissance art handles cutting edge technology, and how super tiny art takes on the vast outer space.

Women in the Performing Arts: Barbara Mackenzie-Wood

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 05.08.2016 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

During this Spring and Summer, I am spotlighting a handful of remarkable women educators in college theatre in my blog series entitled, Women In The Performing Arts.

How to Prepare for the New SAT

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.06.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

As a college admissions company, we have seen the stress that the SAT can create, but also the benefits of knowing which schools are realistic. In all, we believe the SAT is part of the college admissions equation that should be kept, but viewed holistically.

Week to Week News Quiz for 2/20/15

John Zipperer | Posted 04.22.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Misbehavior by politicians is only one of the problems you'll see in our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Brian Wi...

Sleeping Bag That Turns Into Tent Could Help Homeless People This Winter

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact

Homeless people are at risk of dying on the streets this winter since many frigid cities don’t have emergency action plans in place. But if an in...

How a Droopy Diaper and a Cute Rice Cooker Inspired Baymax's Distinctive Look and Movement in Disney's Big Hero 6

Jim Hill | Posted 01.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

If you're a new parent and find that there's something strangely familiar with Baymax, the huggable robot star of Big Hero 6, there's a good reason for that.

The Fix May Finally Be In For Nighttime Driving Dangers

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Science

Talk about a bright idea! Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh say they've developed "smart headlights" that provide bright ill...

Today's Meditation Findings: Electric Shock or Stress Relief?

Lisa Kirchner | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Kirchner

Two studies were recently released, one from Carnegie Mellon University and the other from the University of Virginia. While the first shows the benef...

The Modular Shoe: Children's Footwear Designed for Developing Countries

Carnegie Mellon University | Posted 07.08.2014 | College
Carnegie Mellon University

We realized that a family's footwear costs could be reduced by creating a shoe a child can wear as he or she grows.

Technology or Teachers?

Kathy Kemper | Posted 04.21.2014 | Education
Kathy Kemper

There is no silver bullet that will enable the U.S. to catch up, and it has been clear for some time, moreover, that simply throwing money at schools is not the answer.

9 Reasons You Should Experience VIA Festival in Pittsburgh

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts
Sarah Beauchamp

For one week each fall, hypnotic visuals transform the interiors of nightclubs, art centers and local bars all over the 'Burgh as emerging musicians from around the world perform alongside cutting-edge visual artists, creating truly original performances at Pittsburgh's VIA Festival.

Inventor Of Robotic Snake Doesn't Want To Think Of It As A Robot

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.06.2013 | Technology

"I'm afraid of snakes," Howie Choset, the inventor of the Robosnake, admitted in a video interview with The Huffington Post. "Snake robots, on the oth...

Scientists Have Come Closer Than Ever Before To Making A Real 'Marauder's Map'

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 06.17.2013 | Technology

Carnegie Mellon researchers Alexander Hauptmann, Shoou-I Yu and Yi Yang announced last week that they have created a "method for tracking the location...

Fountain Gallery Raises Funds, Boosts Artists with Mental Illness

Jim Luce | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York
Jim Luce

It was raining. Torrents. But the atmosphere was anything but damp at a recent fundraising wingding where I joined in a high-spirited soiree featuring...

'Naked Pope' Faces Charges Over Scandalous Costume

Posted 05.10.2013 | College

A Carnegie Mellon University student faces misdemeanor charges after she dressed as the pope during an art school parade last month. Police said her c...

WATCH: Mind-Boggling Video Shows View From Spiraling Football

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.05.2013 | Science

Fans of televised football are used to seeing the action from just about every angle, but a new invention promises a look from a never-before-seen per...

In the Midst of Ideas

Ketaki Desai | Posted 04.29.2013 | College
Ketaki Desai

TEDx is an independently organized TED event that focuses on the community it is organized in. At Carnegie Mellon University, we have our own TEDxCMU, only four years old on Sunday March 3rd, and organized entirely by a student board.

The Top 10 Wired Colleges

Unigo | Posted 11.06.2012 | College

Do you need access to Facebook and Twitter at all times? Whenever you walk into a room are you instantly scouring for outlets and checking for a wifi...

The Most Useless And Cool Thing Of The Week

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.08.2012 | Home

Every so often here at HuffPost Culture we come across some piece of art or design that's kind of cool, fun to look at, but doesn't really serve any k...

New Conversion Kit Will Charge Your Car (And Wallet)

Posted 05.24.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Jim Motavalli: PITTSBURGH — That old Honda in your driveway — maybe it's in need of a valve job? Transform it with...

Lucas Kavner

Urban Planning For The Social Networking Age | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.04.2012 | Home

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science have developed a program they're calling Livehoods, which organizes "check-ins" from the p...