A team of University of Pennsylvania engineers has used a pattern of nanoantennas to develop a new way of turning infrared light into mechanical action, opening the door to more sensitive infrared cameras and more compact chemical-analysis techniques.
In 1700, a massive earthquake struck the west coast of North America. Though it was powerful enough to cause a tsunami as far as Japan, a lack of local documentation has made studying this historic event challenging.
Two University of Pennsylvania professors have won the chance to pursue their research full-time this fall.
The allure of personalized medicine has made new, more efficient ways of sequencing genes a top research priority. One promising technique involves reading DNA bases using changes in electrical current as they are threaded through a nanoscopic hole.
Karl Ulrich of the Wharton School offers his advice about determining ‘purchase intent’ for new businesses.
Kevin Volpp of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School discusses health-care costs.