Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his study featuring the “Three Good Things” exercise.
Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for his research on drug addiction.
Kent Smetters of the Wharton School comments on the federal budget and the debt ceiling debate.
Philip Tetlock of the Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences notes that intelligence agencies employ scientists to try to predict the behavior of foreign leaders and terrorists, and that their track record has been mixed.
Mitch Marcus of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses the influence of ENIAC, the world’s first electronic computer, on today’s modern devices.
Duncan Johnstone of the Perelman School of Medicine offers his perspective on why African Americans are more prone to kidney disease and failure.
PHILADELPHIA — Penn researchers have helped develop a nanotech device that combines carbon nanotubes with olfactory receptor proteins, the cell components in the nose that detect odors.
Because olfactory receptors belong to a larger class of proteins that are involved in passing signals through the cell membrane, these devices could have applications beyond odor sensing, such as pharmaceutical research.