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July 21, 2014
The University of Pennsylvania's PRECISE Center has received $120,000 from the Toyota InfoTechnology Center. Toyota-ITC is interested in promoting the PRECISE Center's efforts on safety algorithms for self-driving cars, remote automotive diagnostics, resilient control of autonomous vehicles an
July 17, 2014
With processing power and internet connectivity increasing, people don’t just learn how to use the latest in technology—that technology actually learns right back.
Your phone knows where you are, so it provides movie times and restaurant recommendations for places in walking distance. Your thermostat knows what time you get home and what temperature you’d like your house to be when you get there. Your TV has your favorite shows recorded because it knows what you like. And all of these devices can now talk to one another to learn even more about their users.
July 15, 2014
Graphene, a material that consists of a lattice of carbon atoms, one atom thick, is widely touted as being the most electrically conductive material ever studied. However, not all graphene is the same. With so few atoms comprising the entirety of the material, the arrangement of each one has an impact on its overall function.
July 9, 2014
A team of scientists and physicians at the University of Pennsylvania will lead a four-year effort worth as much as $22.5 million to develop next-generation technologies to restore memory function in people who suffer from memory loss due to disease or traumatic injury.
July 7, 2014
United Technologies Research Center, the research and innovation arm of United Technologies Corp., has given $250,000 gift to the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science to establish a fellowship in robotics.
July 6, 2014
For the last century, the concept of crystals has been a mainstay of solid-state physics. Crystals are paragons of order; crystalline materials are defined by the repeating patterns their constituent atoms and molecules make.
June 24, 2014
Angiogenesis, the sprouting of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones, is essential to the body’s development. As organs grow, vascular networks must grow with them to feed new cells and remove their waste. The same process, however, also plays a critical role in the onset and progression of many cancers, as it allows the rapid growth of tumors.
June 18, 2014
In conjunction with the first White House Maker Faire being held today, the University of Pennsylvania signed a joint letter along with more than 150 other institutions, pledging support to foster a “generation of makers.” The letter details the need for young tinkerers, inventors and entrepreneurs to bring life to future innovations.
June 17, 2014
This fall, thanks to an anonymous $250,000 gift, the University of Pennsylvania‘s School of Engineering and Applied Science will be opening the AddLab, a new additive manufacturing facility that will feature a suite of state-of-the-art 3-D printing tools.
June 9, 2014
One of the defining features of cells is their membranes. Each cell’s repository of DNA and protein-making machinery must be kept stable and secure from invaders and toxins. Scientists have attempted to replicate these properties, but, despite decades of research, even the most basic membrane structures, known as vesicles, still face many problems when made in the lab.