School of Engineering & Applied Science

Video: Tech Gets ‘Touchy-Feely’ With Haptic Engineering

April 18, 2013

Katherine Kuchenbecker of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured for studying haptic engineering.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 19, 2013

Penn Research May Help Drastically Reduce Cost of Powerful Microscope Technique

A dye-based imaging technique known as two-photon microscopy can produce pictures of active neural structures in much finer detail than functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, but it requires powerful and expensive lasers. Now, a research team at the University of Pennsylvania has developed a new kind of dye that could reduce the cost of the technique by several orders of magnitude.

Video: The Technology of Touch

April 17, 2013

Katherine Kuchenbecker of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured for her TED talk about haptography.

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Plasmomechanics – an Emerging Field That Combines Nanoplasmonics With Nanomechical Rsonators

April 17, 2013

Ertugrul Cubukcu of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is highlighted for leading a team of researchers in studying plasmomechanics.

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Media Contact:Jennifer Gillard | jgillard@seas.upenn.edu | 215-746-3954April 8, 2013

Penn Researchers Help Find Therapeutic Target for Treating Brain Injury

A research team including members of the Department of Bioengineering in the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science has discovered that drug intervention to reduce intercellular signaling between astrocytes following traumatic brain injury reduces cognitive deficits and damage.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 8, 2013

Penn Research Shows That Young Children Have Grammar and Chimpanzees Don’t

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania has shown that children as young as 2 understand basic grammar rules when they first learn to speak and are not simply imitating adults.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 28, 2013

Penn Researchers Show Stem Cell Fate Depends on ‘Grip’

The field of regenerative medicine holds great promise, propelled by greater understanding of how stem cells differentiate themselves into many of the body’s different cell types. But clinical applications in the field have been slow to materialize, partially owing to difficulties in replicating the conditions these cells naturally experience.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 26, 2013

Penn Engineers Enable ‘Bulk’ Silicon to Emit Visible Light for the First Time

Electronic computing speeds are brushing up against limits imposed by the laws of physics. Photonic computing, where photons replace comparatively slow electrons in representing information, could surpass those limitations, but the components of such computers require semiconductors that can emit light.       

Video: Watch This Quadrotor Fly Like a Drone and Fish Like an Eagle

March 14, 2013

Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and a new quadrotor video are highlighted.

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The Professors Who Make the MOOCs

March 18, 2013

Robert Ghrist of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Arts and Sciences comments on his online course, “Calculus: Single Variable.”