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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 28, 2012

Penn Helps Rethink Smartphone Design With 'Computational Sprinting'

PHILADELPHIA — Computational sprinting is a groundbreaking new approach to smartphone power and cooling that could give users dramatic, brief bursts of computing capability to improve current applications and make new ones possible.

Reconsidering the Stop Online Piracy Act

February 21, 2012

Eric Clemons of the Wharton School shares his perspective on SOPA.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 22, 2012

Penn Researchers Build First Physical “Metatronic” Circuit

PHILADELPHIA -- The technological world of the 21st century owes a tremendous amount to advances in electrical engineering, specifically, the ability to finely control the flow of electrical charges using increasingly small and complicated circuits. And while those electrical advances continue to race ahead, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are pushing circuitry forward in a different way, by replacing electricity with light.

Material World

February 21, 2012

Michael Carasik of the School of Arts and Sciences contributes his views about the “materiality” of texts.

Article Source: Jewish Ideas Daily
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 20, 2012

Four Penn Researchers Awarded Sloan Fellowships

PHILADELPHIA — Four University of Pennsylvania faculty members are among this year’s Sloan Fellowship recipients. Since 1955, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has granted yearly fellowships to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them the next generation of scientific leaders.

To qualify, candidates must be nominated by their peers and selected by an independent panel of senior scholars. Each Fellow receives a two-year, $50,000 award to further his or her research.

Penn’s 2012 Sloan Fellows are:

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194
Media Contact:Chriss Swaney | swaney@andrew.cmu.edu | 412-268-5776February 16, 2012

Carnegie Mellon University and Penn Engineering Receive $3.5 Million for Innovative Transportation Research

PITTSBURGH — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering and the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science a $3.5 million grant for the next two years to conduct research and implement technologies for improving the safety and efficiency of transportation.

Video: Swarm of Mosquitoes? Nope, a Quad Rotor

February 8, 2012

Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured for work on flying robots.

Article Source: WCAU-TV (Philadelphia)

A Guide to the Digital Advertising Industry That’s Watching Your Every Click

February 7, 2012

An except is featured The Daily You: How the Advertising Industry Is Defining Your Identity and Your Worth, the latest book by Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication.

Article Source: The Atlantic

Tackling 21st-Century Tech Risks

February 2, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences contributes his views on technology risks.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Facebook’s Ad Challenge

February 2, 2012

Eric Clemons of the Wharton School comments on advertisements on Facebook.

Article Source: Boston Globe