Dark matter is thought to exist in a vast network of filaments throughout the universe, pulling luminous galaxies into an interconnected web of clusters, interspersed with seemingly empty voids. Penn researchers have measured the "weight" of these voids and filaments for the first time, showing the former are not as empty as they look.
A Penn team has shown that fluid dynamics makes some microscopic self-assembling structures easier to make than others.
The Weiss Tech House holds an annual invention competition known as PennVention. The final round will see the distribution of more than $20,000 in prizes.
Each patient responds to heart attacks differently and damage can vary from one part of the heart muscle to another. Penn researchers have developed a way to address this variation via a material that can be applied directly to damaged heart tissue.
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A report on the trustworthiness of neuroimaging studies led by Martha Farah of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted.
The “Titan Arm” developed by students of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured.
Dustin Brisson of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses his research on strain-specific immunity for Lyme disease.
Elizabeth Beattie, Nicholas McGill, Nick Parrotta and Nikolay Vladimirov of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are featured for developing the Titan Arm.
Dawn Bonnell of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about Penn’s role in technology research in Philadelphia.