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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 11.18.2014 | 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.

Carnegie Mellon Gets To Keep $1.17 Billion

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A U.S. judge has declined to reduce a $1.17 billion patent infringement verdict that Carnegie Mellon University won against a Cali...

Welcome To The Super Bowl For Robots

AP | By GEOFF MULVIHILL and KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 02.15.2014 | Technology

PENNSAUKEN, New Jersey (AP) — The real world has not caught up yet with "Star Wars" and its talking, thinking robots, but some of the most sophistic...

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
Unigo

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

One Laptop Per Child

Ketaki Desai | Posted 09.06.2012 | Impact
Ketaki Desai

"You don't have to change the world by yourself," is our advice to anyone interested in championing for a social cause, as a takeaway from our experience with the Hult Global Case Challenge.

RIP

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 12.07.2011 | College

PITTSBURGH — William S. Dietrich II, a longtime steel executive who pledged gifts to the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University...

Carnegie Mellon Prof Sues Pittsburgh Over Hearing Loss

AP | JOE MANDAK | Posted 11.21.2011 | College

PITTSBURGH — A university professor says in a federal lawsuit against the Pittsburgh police that her hearing was damaged when officers used a gi...

Carnegie Mellon To Open Campus In Rwanda

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 11.20.2011 | College

PITTSBURGH — Carnegie Mellon University and Rwandan President Paul Kagame announced plans Friday to open a branch campus in his country, making ...

Carnegie Mellon's Massive Pledge

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 11.07.2011 | College

PITTSBURGH — Carnegie Mellon University has received a huge new pledge to expand its programs. The $265 million gift from former steel executiv...

Data and Inference: They'll Drink Our Milkshakes

Christina Gagnier | Posted 10.08.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

In the privacy and data debate over the last two years, the movie There Will Be Blood has often come to mind.

The NERDIEST Colleges

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Dittman | Posted 09.05.2011 | College

What is a nerd? A person that throws himself or herself into rigorous academics, stands in the corner at parties and tries to pick up potential mates...