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Pittsburgh’s First Mini Maker Faire

October 15, 2011


A pinch of imagination and a dash of tinkering is the recipe for the wonderful inventions featured at Pittsburgh’s inaugural Mini Maker Faire. The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, together with the technophiles at HackPittsburgh are hosting this family-oriented event on Sunday Oct. 23rd from noon – 6 pm. For the admission price of $12/adult and $11/child, you’ll enjoy […]

Green Up Pittsburgh with GTech

October 11, 2011


Pittsburgh is a renaissance city. It’s re-invented itself from a steel mill industrial hub to a center for science and technology research. But the collapse of the steel industry hit Pittsburgh hard, and the city’s population has been in decline since the 1960’s. Today, Pittsburgh has nearly 20,000 vacant lots as a result; many of them […]

The Conversation Code: How to break the ice with a robot.

September 20, 2011


If you could have a conversation with a robot, what would you talk about? I like to envision a fluid and enlightened conversation; the robot recites some poetry, we discuss string theory, we laugh over political satire, it does my homework for me… This isn’t entirely science fiction, as it turns out. Athina, like many […]