School of Engineering & Applied Science

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 30, 2010

Philadelphia Middle School Students to Launch Power Boats and Rocket Cars at Penn’s Innoworks

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Penn student volunteers and their middle-school partners will launch rockets and power boats as part of a week-long summer course designed to get young people excited about science and technology.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 25, 2010

UMR Coalition Praises Recovery Act’s Investment Impact on Science, Innovation and Technology

PHILADELPHIA –- A White House report analyzing the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on innovation, science and technology has drawn praise from United for Medical Research.

Can Greasy Fingerprints on Smart Phones Give Away Passcodes?

August 17, 2010

Researchers at of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are cited for research on smartphone password cracks.

Article Source: Discover

Wireless Phones Cause Cancer or Other Maladies. Or Not

August 13, 2010

Kenneth Foster of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses cell-phone health risks.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Android Passcodes Deciphered by Smudges

August 12, 2010

Researchers at the School of Engineering and Applied Science use photography to reveal breaches in smartphone password protection.

Article Source: New York Times

Market Data Firm Spots the Tracks of Bizarre Robot Traders

August 4, 2010

Michael Kearns of the School of Engineering and Applied Science applies algorithms to stock market trading.

Article Source: The Atlantic

Citizen Science: People Power

August 4, 2010

Michael Kearns of the School of Engineering and Applied Science says, “We're at the dawn of a new era, in which computation between humans and machines is being mixed.”

Article Source: Nature
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 1, 2010

Mechanical Regulation Effects Stem Cell Development, Adhesion

PHILADELPHIA –- Bioengineers at the University of Pennsylvania have created a system to control the flexibility of the substrate surfaces on which cells are grown without changing the surface properties, providing a technique for more controlled lab experiments on cellular mechanobiology, an important step in the scientific effort to understand how cells sense and respond to mechanical forces in their environment.

Why Facebook Friends Are Worth Keeping

July 22, 2010

Michael Kearns of the School of Engineering and Applied Science says social networking services can teach one to be more influential.

Article Source: New Scientist
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 21, 2010

Collaboration Leads to Simpler Method for Building Varieties of Nanocrystal Superlattices

PHILADELPHIA –- Collaboration by chemists, physicists and materials scientists at the University of Pennsylvania has created a simple and inexpensive method to rapidly grow centimeter-scale membranes of binary nanocrystal superlattices, or BNSLs, by crystallizing a mixture of nanocrystals on a liquid surface.