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Microwave Stethoscope Lets Physicians Peer Into the Lungs October 29, 2014 | IEEE Spectrum

Kenneth Foster of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about a new microwave-based stethoscope.


‘I Wanted to Solve Problems’ October 27, 2014 | Chronicle of Higher Education

Ryan Charles Hynd of the School of Arts & Sciences is profiled about his journey as a black man in the STEM field.


Materials Trick Might Help Move Computers Beyond Silicon October 26, 2014 | MIT Technology Review

Andrew Rappe of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for his collaborative research on the performance of ferroelectric materials.


Penn Researchers Hope Blue Paradox Sheds Light on Seasonal Mood Disorders October 23, 2014 | “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Graduate student Manuel Spitschan and David Brainard of the School of Arts & Sciences and Geoffrey Aguirre of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about researching the biological effects of blue light.


Artifacts Reveal That Early Humans Adapted to Very High Elevations October 23, 2014 | Christian Science Monitor

Anthropologist Katherine Moore of the School of Arts & Sciences says, “You’ve heard the term ‘follow the money?’ In archeology, we follow the obsidian.”