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Swimming Algae Offer Penn Researchers Insights Into Living Fluid Dynamics

Very little is known about the dynamics of so-called “living fluids,” those containing cells, microorganisms or other biological structures. Penn researchers have shown how a model organism's swimming strokes change along with a fluid's elasticity.

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College Basketball Tournaments Offer Lessons From the School of Hardwood March 30, 2015 | Washington Post

Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for her research on “grit.”


We Need to Unlock the Brain’s Secrets – Ethically March 26, 2015 | Scientific American

President Amy Gutmann, Presidential Bioethics Commission chair, writes about three key areas of ethical concern in neuroscience research and application.


Need Financial Advice? Ask the Future You March 25, 2015 | New York Times

Joseph Kable of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about how discounting can affect decisions including personal finances.


New Take on Game Theory Offers Clues on Why We Cooperate March 11, 2015 | “The Conversation”

Postdoctoral fellow Alexander Stewart of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about a new approach to game theory he studied with Joshua Plotkin of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.


Coming Soon: X-ray Specs March 1, 2015 | Hemispheres Magazine

Nader Engheta of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about metamaterials.


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