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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194September 9, 2013

Penn Scientists Demonstrate New Method for Harvesting Energy from Light

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated a new mechanism for extracting energy from light, a finding that could improve technologies for generating electricity from solar energy and lead to more efficient optoelectronic devices used in communications.

Study: Generosity Is More Evolutionarily Advantageous Than Selfishness

September 5, 2013

Joshua Plotkin of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about co-authoring a study about the evolutionary advantages of generosity.

Article Source: The Atlantic
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Media Contact:Madeleine Kruhly | mkruhly@sas.upenn.edu | 215-898-1435September 3, 2013

Penn Student Contributes to the Design of a Safer Coronary Stent

As a participant in the Roy and Diana Vagelos Scholars Program in the Molecular Life Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, senior Chris Kampmeyer has spent the past year testing the shapes of coronary stent struts.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 3, 2013

Penn Develops Computer Model That Will Help Design Flexible Touchscreens

Electronic devices with touchscreens are ubiquitous, and one key piece of technology makes them possible: transparent conductors.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 29, 2013

Penn: Protein That Protects Nucleus Also Regulates Stem Cell Differentiation

The human body has hundreds of different cell types, all with the same basic DNA, and all of which can ultimately be traced back to identical stem cells.

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Media Contact:Madeleine Kruhly | mkruhly@sas.upenn.edu | 215-898-1435August 29, 2013

Penn Student Studies Effects of Learning on Perceptual Decisions

For the last two summers, University of Pennsylvania junior Timothy Kim has remained on campus to explore the effects of learning on human perceptual decision-making.

Hacking Contest Looks for Best in Tech

August 27, 2013

The PennApps and PennHacks competitions are highlighted.

Article Source: The Business Journals

Your Future iPhone May Be Stuffed With Wax

August 23, 2013

Milo Martin of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about computing.

Article Source: Wired
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 26, 2013

Penn Engineering Brings Two Coding Contests Together with HACKfest

On Friday, September 6, more than a thousand students from about 100 universities will descend upon the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science to take part in HACKfest, a series of student-run, weekend-long software and hardware design competitions wi

Audio: Penn, Drexel Researchers Compete in Pentagon’s Robotics Challenge

August 19, 2013

Dan Lee of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about the DARPA Challenge.

Article Source: Newsworks