Weaponization of catastrophes
If you don’t live under a rock, you’ve probably heard about how in the next 100 years or so, our lovely planet will be subject to extremely high sea levels, increased droughts, bigger and more frequent storm systems, and a host of other apocalyptic phenomena. Maybe you’ve heard it all so much that you’re a bit desensitized to it (yeah, Florida will be underwater when I have grandkids; tell me some...Forum | April 22, 2019
What goes into scoring for diving?
When I started springboard diving eight years ago, I had the same attitude about the sport as any beginner would: I just wanted to get better. I wanted to do more flips, make smaller splashes on my entries, improve my toe-point, deepen my hamstring flexibility, and, in general, be a more graceful person. I stretched at home, did ab workouts, and even attended ballet classes for a few months, imagi...Sports | April 1, 2019
Inaugural 'Trip Tech' combines hip-hop and coding
On Saturday, homemade beats filled the Old Mill room of Google’s Bakery Square office as people from all over Pittsburgh convened for the first-ever TripTech hip-hop hackathon. Carnegie Mellon graduate students, Pittsburgh Public School students, educators, and community leaders worked in the 5th-floor gathering space where teams developed code solutions to musical challenges.News | April 1, 2019
A few ways of describing Cabaret:
The word "blindsided."
A bubble bursting.
The sound of the police knocking on the door of a party.Pillbox | March 4, 2019
Fake porn creators abuse technologies
Last week, I wrote an article about video-retargeting research going on here at Carnegie Mellon. Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN) are machine learning techniques that, among other things, allow realistic images to be created from visual inputs. Like gunpowder and nuclear power, GANs represent powerful technologies that are just too good for peop...Forum | February 18, 2019