Technology & Engineering

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The Future Of Flight: Swarms Will Dominate The Sky

June 25, 2013

Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured for his work with the GRASP Lab.

Article Source: Popular Science

NSA Does Not Collect Cellphone Location Data, Officials Say

June 24, 2013

Matthew Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about getting answers about electronic security.

Article Source: Chicago Tribune
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 25, 2013

Penn to Implement AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative

The University of Pennsylvania has been named a project site for the Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative, a multiyear, multimillion dollar project that aims to improve the quality of education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

NSA Surveillance: Don’t Underestimate the Extraordinary Power of Metadata

June 21, 2013

Matthew Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses the significance of metadata.

Article Source: The Guardian
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 17, 2013

Mark Allen Named Scientific Director of Penn’s Singh Center for Nanotechnology

Mark G. Allen has been named the inaugural scientific director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 17, 2013

Penn Researchers Design Variant of Main Painkiller Receptor

Opioids, such as morphine, are still the most effective class of painkillers, but they come with unwanted side effects and can also be addictive and deadly at high doses.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 3, 2013

Penn Research Shows Way to Improve Stem Cells’ Cartilage Formation

Cartilage injuries are difficult to repair. Current surgical options generally involve taking a piece from another part of the injured joint and patching over the damaged area, but this approach involves damaging healthy cartilage, and a person’s cartilage may still deteriorate with age.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 3, 2013

Penn Researchers Integrate Origami and Engineering

The quintessential piece of origami might be a decorative paper crane, but in the hands of an interdisciplinary University of Pennsylvania research team, it could lead to a drug-delivery device, an emergency shelter, or even a space station.

Video: Acrobatic XRL Robot Takes Cliffs and Valleys in Its Stride

May 23, 2013

Engineers from Daniel Kodischek’s lab in the School of Engineering and Applied Science are highlighted for designing an acrobatic, crawling robot.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 17, 2013

Penn Engineers’ Nanoantennas Improve Infrared Sensing

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.