A team of material scientists, chemical engineers and physicists from the University of Pennsylvania has made another advance in their effort to use liquid crystals as a medium for assembling structures.
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During the past five years, the number of international students at the University of Pennsylvania has seen record growth at the undergraduate and the graduate level.
Penn is among the top destinations for international students from around the world seeking to study in the United States. Currently, the University hosts 5,751 international students from 137 different countries, including China, Japan, Thailand, Canada, Taiwan and Singapore.
The idea of growing replacement tissue to repair an organ, or to swap it out for an entirely new one, is rapidly transitioning from science fiction to fact.
Graduate students Elizabeth Beattie, Nick Parrotta, Nick McGill and Niko Vladimirov of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are featured for developing the Titan Arm. Robert Carpick also of the School of Engineering and Applied Science says, “They built something that people can relate to.”
Karina Sotnik of Penn’s Center for Technology Transfer is quoted, along with finalists, about Penn’s AppItUp Challenge.
The heart maintains a careful balancing act; too soft and it won’t pump blood, but too hard and it will overtax itself and stop entirely. There is an optimal amount of strain that a beating heart can generate and still beat at its usual rate, once per second.
Dean Eduardo Glandt of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about the design of the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology.
Matthew Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on the latest NSA leaks.