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Facebook says "passively consuming" the News Feed will make you feel worse about yourself

Academic research shows dangers of social media, company says<p>Using Facebook without contributing, in the form of messages and comments on your friends’ posts, makes you feel bad, the company said today. In a remarkable blog post, citing both internal and academic research, the company said “in …

Facebook

Facebook just admitted that using Facebook can be bad for you

In other words, if you're using Facebook to mindlessly browse through your feed or click posts, you may end up in a foul mood after.<p>Facebook also …

Facebook on how it affects your mental health: It's you, not them

Facebook is a symbol of one of the great debates of the 21st century: Is social media a gift to humanity, or is it a curse that drives us further …

Social Media

Western Michigan names new vice president for research

Terri Goss Kinzy will start Jan. 8 as vice president for research at Western Michigan University, a position she now holds at Rutgers University.

Michigan

Robots Are Fueling the Quiet Ascendance of the Electric Motor

If you were going to kick off a technological revolution, you’d be hard-pressed to do it with more pizazz than Tesla with its electric cars. Flashy, …

Electric Vehicles

7 Health Benefits Of Cuddling, According To Science

I’m a cuddle monster. I’ve been a cuddle monster since I was very, very little. In the video of my first day of kindergarten, you can see me casually …

Wellness

Why the Disney deal suggests the tax bill may mean little for the economy

The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday said it would buy selected assets of 21st Century Fox, in the latest multibillion-dollar deal of 2017. Also on …

Business

AMA: We are Noam Brown and Professor Tuomas Sandholm from Carnegie Mellon University. We built the Libratus poker AI that beat top humans earlier this year. Ask us anything!

Hi all! We are Noam Brown and Professor Tuomas Sandholm. Earlier this year our AI Libratus defeated top pros for the first time in no-limit poker …

Artificial Intelligence

This strange AI “camouflage” can stop you being identified by facial detection software

Researchers have created a DeepDream-esque mask that can block neural network object recognition<p>The scope for facial detection to be used for …

Artificial Intelligence

GeekWire HQ2 revealed: We’re heading to Pittsburgh to cover its post-industrial Renaissance and innovation economy

From the “Portal to the Pacific” to the “Paris of Appalachia,” we’re packing our bags for Pittsburgh.<p>That’s right, we’re bringing our unique brand of …

Selecting Sounds: How the Brain Knows What to Listen to

<i>Summary: A neuroimaging study reveals the neural mechanism behind auditory attention.</i><p>Source: Carnegie Mellon University.<p><b>How is it that we are</b> …

Neuroscience

Ascension and Providence St. Joseph in Talks to Form U.S. 's Largest Hospital Operator

Hospital operators Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in talks to merge and create the nation’s largest hospital chain, according …

Health Care

Court Sides With Students in Dispute Over 'So-Called' Security Deposit | The Legal Intelligencer

Alan Nochumson.<p>In <i>E.S. Management v. Gao</i>, 2017 Pa. Super. LEXIS 925 (Nov. 15), the Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently upheld a verdict against a …

Law

Apple Just Gave a Private Demo of Its Latest Self-Driving Tech - MIT Technology Review

At a private workshop held this week for AI researchers, Apple researchers gave a rare glimpse of some machine learning technology they’re building …

Artificial Intelligence

intelligent traffic signals

Rev, brake, honk, rev, brake. The pattern seems familiar to most of us. In 2015, American commuters spent more than 8 billion hours in traffic. If a …

Technology

Molly's Trolleys Set To Close During Search For New Owner

<b>Follow KDKA-TV</b>: Facebook | Twitter<p>PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Molly’s Trolleys is set to close at the end of the month while they search for a new buyer.<p>The …

Modernizing the tax code will provide a long-term boost to the American economy and to middle-class workers

After months of fits and starts, it looks like comprehensive tax reform is nearing the goal line.<p>This would be an ideal holiday present for the American people, who have had to live with an outdated, onerous and inefficient tax system for far too long.<p>Last week the Senate passed its version of the …

Social Justice

Simulation-based Optimization Approaches for The Wind Farm Layout Optimization Problem

The Wind Farm Layout Optimization (WFLO) problem consists of determining the optimal spatial arrangement of wind turbines within a given wind farm …

Machine Learning

Programming Highlights: Learning Spaces

The <b>Learning Spaces</b> Track will dive in to a question frequently being asked and researched in education today: does the <b>learning environment</b> impact</b> …

SXSWedu

Zachary Quinto Will Serve as National Ambassador for Excellence in Theatre Education Award

Submissions are currently being accepted for the honor, presented by the Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University.<p>The Tony Awards and Carnegie …

Tony Awards

How we breathe between words can be used to identify us

The way you breathe could be giving you away. The patterns of inhalations made by people when they speak seem to be unique to each individual – which …

Unique

Is Copying Ever OK? Software Practices on Line in Copyright Case

The software industry’s ability to easily create new products that are compatible with existing ones hangs on the outcome of a closely watched …

Law

The Tiny Robots About to Revolutionize Disaster Rescue

Drones and unmanned ground vehicles have assisted search teams since the Twin Towers fell 16 years ago. But engineers have yet to manufacture a robot that can withstand the elements, navigate unpredictable terrain, and send data to disaster-response coordinators. Now they’re looking to the animal …

Robotics

From Google To Microsoft—58% Of Women On This US MBA Program Landed Jobs In Tech In 2017

Women MBAs from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business are shattering the male-dominated tech industry. 58% of women from Tepper’s …

MBA

New Technique Reduces Side Effects, Improves Delivery of Chemotherapy Nanodrugs

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a new method for delivering chemotherapy nanodrugs that increases their bioavailability and …

Medicine

Philips launches into total sleep care at new Pittsburgh Innovation Center

Updated 35 minutes ago<p>Philips is looking at 2.3 billion nights worth of sleep data in an effort to help its costumers sleep better.<p>The company has …

Pittsburgh

Not even free TV can get people to stop pirating movies and TV shows

Since the internet made it easier to illegally download and stream movies and TV shows, Hollywood struggled with people pirating its works online. About $5.5 billion in revenue was lost to piracy globally last year, Digital TV Research found (pdf), and it’s expected to approach $10 billion by …

Televisions

Spooked by Amazon, CVS Decides to Buy Massive Health Insurer Aetna

E-commerce giant Amazon’s power has steadily grown to the point where it can flash-fry competitors just by pointing its fearsome gaze in the general …

Health

Study: Robots could soon replace nearly a third of the U.S. workforce

Over the next 13 years, the rising tide of automation will force as many as 70 million workers in the United States to find another way to make …

Robots

Innovation Is About Networks, Not Nodes

Ideas alone don't change the world<p>In the mid-1980s, a Robert Kelley of Carnegie Mellon University began to research why some engineers at Bell Labs performed so much better than others. The answers he found surprised him. By any conventional analysis, the outperforming engineers were nothing …

Innovation