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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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.
Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on cryptology regulations.
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.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science’s GRASP lab’s quadrotor robot is showcased.
Jonathan Smith of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is cited for his work on Internet data centers.
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.
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.