By encoding information in photons via their spin, “photonic” computers could be orders of magnitude faster and efficient than their current-day counterparts. Likewise, encoding information in the spin of electrons, rather than just their quantity, could make “spintronic” computers with similar advantages.
What began as preparations for a class service trip to China has turned into a possible career path for Nikhil Rajapuram, a May graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
Now, research led by a team from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine shows that resident memory T cells form in response to parasite infection. The new study found that, after infection with the parasitic disease leishmaniasis, a population of T cells with a memory for the parasite remained in the skin.
Through the Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program, Aaron Wolff from Great Neck, N.Y. and Taryn MacKinney of Fort Collins, Colo. are studying sensational crimes that have shaped the justice system.
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Doctoral candidate Matthew Lee of the School of Nursing is featured for receiving a Fulbright Scholarship to study how to improve online gaming communities.
Kenneth Shropshire of the Wharton School comments on what factors cities should consider before hosting the Olympics.
Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education comments on the price of college.
Adam Grant of the Wharton School is mentioned for a study that revealed how ambiverts were the most successful sales people.
Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences blogs about the impact of bioethics on America.
L. Scott Levin of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses leading a team of surgeons to perform the world’s first bilateral hand transplant on a child.
Matthew Bidwell of the Wharton School comments on Amazon turning to less crowded tech scenes such as Philadelphia to hire employees.
Marshall Meyer of the Wharton School is quoted about the Chinese stock market.