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Musical Stairs: Robotics Students Transform Steps Into Giant Piano

April 22, 2014

Taking the stairs is good for heart health, doctors say. At Johns Hopkins University’s Hackerman Hall, it can also improve your mood. A flight of steps on the building’s north side was recently transformed into a giant piano of sorts that serenades—and sometimes surprises—with a burst of notes as people walk from the first floor […]

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Privacy at Risk: Design Flaw in ‘Secure’ Cloud Storage Found

April 22, 2014

Johns Hopkins computer scientists have found a flaw in the way that secure cloud storage companies protect their customers’ data, a weakness they say jeopardizes the privacy protection these digital warehouses claim to offer. Whenever customers share their confidential files with a trusted friend or colleague, researchers say, the storage provider could exploit the security […]

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When the Flu Bug Bites the Big Apple, Twitter Posts Can Tell the Tale

April 2, 2014

When Twitter recently unveiled a new grant program that will allow outside researchers to mine its stockpile of tweets, the social media site pointed to Johns Hopkins’ flu tracking as one example of the useful data that may be buried in its short online posts. In recent years, Johns Hopkins researchers have shown that tweets […]

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Engineering Students Take a Swing at Baseball Scheduling Challenges

April 2, 2014

  If slamming a 90-mph fastball into the centerfield stands sounds tough, try scheduling a minor league baseball season. Among the challenging questions: Did each team get the correct mix of home and away games? Are enough dates reserved for division rivals? Did each team get a fair share of lucrative weekend dates? Do required […]

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