Carnegie Mellon University

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    June 27, 2013

    Arizona Among "Worst Locations for Solar" if Goal is Better Air-Quality, Study Says

    Arizona, New Mexico and California are among the worst places in the country to subsidize solar and wind projects if better air quality is the goal, a new study says. The best bang for the buck in terms of improving public health, according to Carnegie Mellon University researchers, could be had by ... More >>

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    March 12, 2013

    HERB the Friendly Robot Splits Oreos on Command

    Do you remember HERB? The "Home Exploring Robot Butler" we met last year? Well, apparently HERB has been rather busy, what with sprouting an additional arm and learning how to daintily separate Oreos with his less-than-dainty-looking claws. See Also: --HERB the Robot Uses "Spinning Lasers" to Help ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    HERB the Robot Uses "Spinning Lasers" to Help You Around the Kitchen

    HERB, the Home Exploring Robot Butler, is here to help. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Personal Robotics Lab created him to develop the technologies necessary to make Rosie the Robot a reality. Here's a video of HERB being introduced by the lab's founder, professor Siddhartha Srinivasa:

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    February 1, 2011

    Stupid Things Pittsburgh Steelers Fans Will Say This Week A female Steelers fan: Texas hair, Minnesota thighs, Las Vegas values.‚ÄčIf you have the misfortune of standing within earshot of a Pittsburgh Steelers fan during the next seven days, you will hear him say some really, really dumb stuff.Part of that can't be helped -- the Steelers ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010
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    February 16, 2009

    Arty Girl: Kurt Weiser at ASU Ceramics Research Center

    Arty or not, we've all tried to draw or paint as children (at the very least). Many of us, after discovering how difficult it is to accurately recreate something as simple as an apple or a plant just give up and resort to stick figures for the rest of our lives.And, trust me, I can draw a mean stick ... More >>

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    January 22, 2004


    Letters from the week of January 22, 2004

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    December 18, 2003

    Big Scam Theory

    Downtown Phoenix has always had its high points, but the Civic Center boondoggle isn't one of them

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    December 4, 2003

    The Cool Index

    Phoenix has always been hot. But can it ever be cool?

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    October 30, 2003

    Speech Therapy

    Richard Florida jump-starts downtown dialogue

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    October 2, 2003

    Creative Class Act

    Richard Florida knows exactly what's wrong with Phoenix

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    October 2, 2003

    Us vs. Them

    Make downtown attractive to locals, not to outsiders wearing knee socks and nametags. It only makes sense.

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    September 21, 2000

    The Tao of Esteban

    Confounding all his critics, an aging Scottsdale lounge guitarist transforms himself into the heartthrob of TV's Home Shopping Network

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    March 30, 2000

    Murder, She Wrote

    Sister of slain ASU co-ed pens memoir more than 30 years later