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Video: Tiny Flying Robots! Meet the Quadrotor

May 1, 2013

Vijay Kumar and doctoral student Matthew Turpin of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are quoted about developing quadrotors.

Article Source: CNN

Video: UPenn’s TitanArm Exoskeleton Prototype Makes Light Work of Heavy Lifting

May 1, 2013

Working under the supervision of Jonathan Fiene, undergraduate students of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are highlighted for their development of an exoskeleton prototype.

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Video: 3D Printing a Revolution Across Delaware Valley

April 27, 2013

Jordan Miller of the School of Engineering and Applied Science explains how a 3D-printing technique developed in the lab of Penn Engineering professor Chris Chen could help grow organs for transplantation.

Article Source: 6ABC
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 29, 2013

Penn Research Helps to Show How Turbulence Can Occur Without Inertia

Anyone who has flown in an airplane knows about turbulence, or when the flow of a fluid — in this case, the flow of air over the wings — becomes chaotic and unstable. For more than a century, the field of fluid mechanics has posited that turbulence scales with inertia, and so massive things, like planes, have an easier time causing it.

Video: Tech Gets ‘Touchy-Feely’ With Haptic Engineering

April 18, 2013

Katherine Kuchenbecker of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured for studying haptic engineering.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 19, 2013

Penn Research May Help Drastically Reduce Cost of Powerful Microscope Technique

A dye-based imaging technique known as two-photon microscopy can produce pictures of active neural structures in much finer detail than functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, but it requires powerful and expensive lasers. Now, a research team at the University of Pennsylvania has developed a new kind of dye that could reduce the cost of the technique by several orders of magnitude.

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Media Contact:Jennifer Gillard | jgillard@seas.upenn.edu | 215-746-3954April 8, 2013

Penn Researchers Help Find Therapeutic Target for Treating Brain Injury

A research team including members of the Department of Bioengineering in the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science has discovered that drug intervention to reduce intercellular signaling between astrocytes following traumatic brain injury reduces cognitive deficits and damage.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 28, 2013

Penn Researchers Show Stem Cell Fate Depends on ‘Grip’

The field of regenerative medicine holds great promise, propelled by greater understanding of how stem cells differentiate themselves into many of the body’s different cell types. But clinical applications in the field have been slow to materialize, partially owing to difficulties in replicating the conditions these cells naturally experience.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 26, 2013

Penn Engineers Enable ‘Bulk’ Silicon to Emit Visible Light for the First Time

Electronic computing speeds are brushing up against limits imposed by the laws of physics. Photonic computing, where photons replace comparatively slow electrons in representing information, could surpass those limitations, but the components of such computers require semiconductors that can emit light.       

Video: Watch This Quadrotor Fly Like a Drone and Fish Like an Eagle

March 14, 2013

Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and a new quadrotor video are highlighted.

Article Source: Popular Science