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Video: Oculus Rift and Robotic Heads: A Match Made in Geek Heaven April 24, 2015 | Popular Science

Undergraduates John Nappo and Peter Zachares of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are quoted about developing DORA, Dextrous Observational Roving Automaton.

Hot Sauce Is Main Course at New York Showcase April 24, 2015 | Reuters

Paul Rozin of the School of Arts & Sciences says, “People come to like a wide variety of innately negative experiences: the burn of chili pepper in the mouth, the bitterness of coffee, the fear from riding on a roller coasters.”

Penn Physicists Honored for Work That Could Take Heat Out of Computing April 23, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Charles Kane and Eugene Mele of the School of Arts & Sciences are highlighted for their work with topological insulators.

Audio: Congress Pushes for Cybersecurity Overhaul April 22, 2015 | “Marketplace”

Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science talks about encouraging better security practices rather than focusing on data sharing.

The Risks Associated With ‘Productivity Pills’ Outweigh the Benefits April 21, 2015 | New York Times

Martha Farah of the School of Arts & Sciences pens an op-ed detailing the risks associated with “productivity pills,” such as Adderall.