PHILADELPHIA - Mimicking the reflective iridescence of a butterfly's wing, investigators at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a color-changing patch that could be worn on soldiers' helmets and uniforms to indicate the strength of exposure to blasts from explosives in the field.
In an audio Q&A, political scientist Brendan O’Leary of the Penn Program in Ethnic Conflict, discusses his work as a U.N. senior advisor. (SAS Frontiers)
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and the Milken Family Foundation have announced that the 2011 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition is open for submissions.
Entering its second year, this global competition is the first contest specifically aimed at stimulating entrepreneurship and addressing challenges in education. It is designed to connect social entrepreneurs to venture capitalists and other funders interested in improving education.
Other U.S. colleges have resisted entering into such relationships. Among them, the University of Pennsylvania chose not to apply for a Confucius Institute, partly because it was uncomfortable with the Chinese government's involvement, says G. Cameron Hurst III, a former director of the university's Center for East Asian Studies.
PHILADELPHIA –- A fossil found more than 150 years ago has now been identified as the remains of a new species of dinosaur, the herbivore Kukufeldia tigatensis. The study was led by University of Pennsylvania graduate student Andrew McDonald and paleontologists from the Natural History Museum, London.