The race to make computer components smaller and faster and use less power is pushing the limits of the properties of electrons in a material. Photonic systems could eventually replace electronic ones, but the fundamentals of computation, mixing two inputs into a single output, currently require too much space and power when done with light.
Penn and Berkeley Researchers Find Path to New Kinds of Computers With Faster-switching Ferroelectrics
Ferroelectric materials, commonly used in transit cards, gas grill igniters, video game memory and more, could become strong candidates for use in next-generation computers, thanks to new research led by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Pennsylvania.
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced Wednesday that Alison Sweeney, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, will receive a 2014 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.
Medicare May Need to Expand Options for Behavioral Weight Loss Counseling in Primary Care Settings, According to Penn Research Review
An important addition to the “eat less, move more” strategy for weight loss lies in behavioral counseling to achieve these goals.
Penn Medicine Studies Show New Evidence that Exercise Therapy, Acupuncture Benefit Breast Cancer Survivors
Two new studies from the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania offer
A study led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Robert Aronowitz, a physician and historian at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine, one of the nation's highest honors in the health-care field.
Blue light can both set the mood and set in motion important biological responses.
By Madeleine Stone @themadstone