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Google lunar contest: Pittsburgh team unveils rover

By Megha Satyanarayana
A team of Pittsburgh scientists Monday showed off a lunar rover they hope will win them $20 million in Google’s international space race. Andy, ...

CMU scientist receives top tech honor from White House

By Megha Satyanarayana
President Obama on Thursday gave the country’s top honor in technology and innovation to Mary Shaw, a computer scientist from Carnegie Mellon University. Shaw was ...

Former FBI director Mueller: Home hacks called on par with globals

By Jason Cato
Corporations lucky enough to have avoided being hacked by cyber criminals should not expect their luck to continue, the former head of the FBI said ...

Cybersecurity experts warn Pittsburgh conference about dangers of hacking

By Andrew Conte
Hackers typically need less than a day to break into a victim’s computers — but it can take months to find the breach and fix ...

Youngsters embrace technology that combines art, software in 3D printing

By Tory N. Parrish
Joey Bennett likes computers, much like any typical 13-year-old, but he does more than play games. He designs three-dimensional models — images of food, plants, space ...

Plan in works to speed up schools’ Internet service

By The Washington Post
WASHINGTON — The federal government wants to add $1.5 billion every year to a crucial pool of money that educators rely on to purchase and provide high-speed Internet — a potentially huge shot in the arm for the program. Landline and ...

Cyber dating abuse ‘common,’ Children’s scientists find

By Megha Satyanarayana
Officer David Artman routinely talks to kids in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District about being safe. Fifth-graders learn about cyberbullying. Eighth graders learn about domestic violence. But so far, he said, there isn’t a lesson for how the two come together ...

Comcast X1 box now offers ‘talking guide’ for the blind

By Bob Karlovits
Comcast has introduced a “talking guide” for its X1 operating system that helps blind and visually impaired viewers get through the channel-selection process. It is free and will be available in the next few weeks on any X1 set-top box, ...

Line dividing hacker cyber crime, state-sponsored terror attacks murky

By Andrew Conte
NEW YORK — The lines between online thefts and all-out cyber warfare continue to blur as hackers become more effective at attacks that threaten to ...

New director named for CMU’s Robotics Institute

By Tribune-Review
Martial Hebert, a researcher in computer vision, is the new director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute. He succeeds Matthew Mason, who directed the institute ...

Hackers’ new Dyre malware infects W.Pa. computers, vexes FBI cyber agents

By Andrew Conte
Pittsburgh-based FBI cyber agents who brought down an international Russian hacking syndicate in May are now focusing on two new targets that have caused significant ...

Queen sends first tweet, signed ‘Elizabeth R’

By The Associated Press
LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — and she’s signed it “Elizabeth R.” The 88-year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter as ...

Study: Renewables as green as you’d expect

By The Associated Press
A lot of metals go into making solar cells and wind turbines, raw materials such as copper, iron, rare earth metals such as indium and others and that involve a lot of greenhouse gases and other pollution when they’re mined ...

Grant to help CMU spinoff start production

By Sam Spatter
A $400,000 state grant will help Robotics Engineering Excellence Inc. transform from primarily research into production, the state announced Tuesday. The company known as RE2 will manufacture a movable humanoid robotic torso with arms that can be mounted on a platform ...

HBO unleashes streaming HBO Go from cable contracts

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — No cable? No problem. Viewers longing to watch “Game of Thrones,” “True Detective” and “Veep” no longer will have to pay ...

2 Americans, 1 German win Nobel for giving microscope sharper vision

By The Associated Press
STOCKHOLM — Two Americans and a German scientist won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for finding ways to make microscopes more powerful than previously ...

2 Japanese, 1 American win Nobel for LED lights

By The Associated Press
STOCKHOLM — Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and U.S. scientist Shuji Nakamura won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for the invention ...

3 win medicine Nobel for discovering brain GPS

By The Associated Press
STOCKHOLM — An Anglo-American scientist and a Norwegian husband-and-wife research team won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discovering the brain’s navigation system — ...

Google Pittsburgh instrumental in fight against hackers, co-directors say

By John D. Oravecz
Google Inc. peeled back a layer of secrecy on Tuesday to reveal some of the technology projects that are getting attention at its Bakery Square office: online advertising scams and facial recognition security for smartphones. The company, which has 400 ...

Ridge: Drillers, energy industry must improve anti-hacking efforts

By Andrew Conte
The energy industry must do more to protect itself from the unending threat of cyber attacks, former Director of Homeland Security Tom Ridge said on ...