PHILADELPHIA –- Engineers, design architects and cell biologists from the University of Pennsylvania will use a National Science Foundation grant to utilize the flexibility and sensitivity of human cells as the models for next-generation building “skins” that will adapt to changes in the environment and increase building energy efficiency.
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Shawndra Hill of the Wharton School comments on smart-phone credit cards.
John Landis of the School of Design comments on public housing as a portion of new housing in Philadelphia.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science’s GRASP lab’s quadrotor robot is showcased.
Laurie Olin of the School of Design is cited for his landscape architecture work at the Washington Monument site.
Keith Hampton of the Annenberg School for Communication says social networking can be used to gather ideas and information without engaging directly.
Jonathan Smith of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is cited for his work on Internet data centers.
University of Pennsylvania Awarded $7.5 Million From NSF to Contribute “Nebula” to Next Internet Architecture
PHILADELPHIA –- A collaboration of network researchers led by Jonathan Smith of the University of Pennsylvania has been awarded $7.5 million by the National Science Foundation to help build a network architecture, Nebula, to support trustworthy “cloud computing” with a secure, more robust next-generation Internet.
The interdisciplinary team includes computer scientists, legal scholars and an economist and will collaborate with industrial researchers from Cisco Systems Inc.