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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460 October 14, 2010

Penn Bioengineers Awarded DoD Grant to Study the Neuronal Effects of Blasts, Tackles and Collisions

PHILADELPHIA –- A collaboration of biologists and bioengineers, including researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, has received a $6.25 million, 5-year grant from the Department of Defense to study the effects of blast waves on the neural circuitry of the brain.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 5, 2010

National Institutes of Health Honors Two Penn Researchers With 2010 New Innovator Awards

PHILADELPHIA –- University of Pennsylvania researchers Ritesh Agarwal and Patrick Seale have been honored with the New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health, providing each with $1.5 million to support their research for five years.

Researchers Seek New Tools to Flag Concussions

October 5, 2010

Douglas Smith and Kristin Hamann of the School of Medicine and Center for Brain Injury and Repair and Shu Yang and Kacy Cullen of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are cited for research on concussions.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

FBI Drive for Encryption Backdoors Is Déjà Vu for Security Experts

September 27, 2010

Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on cryptology regulations.

Article Source: Wired
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 21, 2010

Penn Researchers Tap Into Cell Power to Create Building “Skins” That Adapt to Heat/Light of Environment

PHILADELPHIA –- Engineers, design architects and cell biologists from the University of Pennsylvania will use a National Science Foundation grant to utilize the flexibility and sensitivity of human cells as the models for next-generation building “skins” that will adapt to changes in the environment and increase building energy efficiency.

Penn's Flying Robots Have Grasped the Imagination

September 21, 2010

Vijay Kumar, Daniel Mellinger, Frank Shen and Nathan Michael of the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s GRASP lab discuss the lab’s quadrotor robot.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: The Quadrotor Drone Learns Several Terrifying New Tricks

September 16, 2010

The School of Engineering and Applied Science’s GRASP lab’s quadrotor robot is showcased.

Article Source: Gizmodo

Re-Thinking the Internet With Security and Mobility in Mind

August 31, 2010

Jonathan Smith of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is cited for his work on Internet data centers.

Article Source: Scientific Americam
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 1, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Awarded $7.5 Million From NSF to Contribute “Nebula” to Next Internet Architecture

PHILADELPHIA –- A collaboration of network researchers led by Jonathan Smith of the University of Pennsylvania has been awarded $7.5 million by the National Science Foundation to help build a network architecture, Nebula, to support trustworthy “cloud computing” with a secure, more robust next-generation Internet.

The interdisciplinary team includes computer scientists, legal scholars and an economist and will collaborate with industrial researchers from Cisco Systems Inc.

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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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