Technology & Engineering

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New Safety Fears Emerge After Chinese Rail Crash

July 28, 2011

Vukan Vuchic of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on a Chinese railcrash and safety precautions.

Article Source: Sydney Morning Herald
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 22, 2011

Penn: Nanoplasmonic ‘Whispering Gallery’ Breaks Emission Time Record in Semiconductors

PHILADELPHIA — Renaissance architects demonstrated their understanding of geometry and physics when they built whispering galleries into their cathedrals. These circular chambers were designed to amplify and direct sound waves so that, when standing in the right spot, a whisper could be heard from across the room. Now, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have applied the same principle on the nanoscale to drastically reduce emission lifetime, a key property of semiconductors, which can lead to the development of new ultrafast photonic devices.  

Facebook Grieving, a New Death Ritual

July 19, 2011

Kimberly Falconer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments about online grieving.

Article Source: Times of India

How Wifi Is Reinventing Our City

July 15, 2011

Keith Hampton of the Annenberg School for Communication is cited for his research on how people with mobile devices are utilizing urban spaces.

Article Source: Time

Audio: They’ve Lost Their Senses

July 4, 2011

Katherine Kuchenbecker of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses her work with haptic technology and improving the use of sensory receptors in skin.

Age of Splinternet

July 14, 2011

Computer and Information Science’s Jonathan Smith comments on Internet routing algorithms.

Article Source: New Scientist

How Technology Makes Us Better Social Beings

July 11, 2011

Keith Hampton of the Annenberg School for Communication is highlighted for his views on the positive ways technology and social networking affect our lives.

Article Source: Smithsonian Magazine

American Soccer Robots Dominate at the World RoboCup 2011

July 11, 2011

Penn partners with a team from Virginia Tech to build a “Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence.”

Article Source: POPSCI.com

What the WHO’s Cellphone-Cancer Statement Really Means

June 3, 2011

Kenneth Foster of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is interviewed about his research on health and radio-frequency energy.

Article Source: Tech Talk
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 7, 2011

Penn Researchers Show Single Drug and Soft Environment Can Increase Platelet Production

PHILADELPHIA — Humans produce billions of clot-forming platelets every day, but there are times when there aren’t enough of them, such as with certain diseases or during invasive surgery. Now, University of Pennsylvania researchers have demonstrated that a single drug can induce bone marrow cells called megakaryocytes to quadruple the number of platelets they produce.