Technology & Engineering

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'Off-Grid' Cellphone Towers Could Save Lives

September 22, 2010

Harvey Rubin of the School of Medicine and the Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response authors a piece on cell-phone coverage.

Article Source: NewScientist
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 21, 2010

Penn Researchers Tap Into Cell Power to Create Building “Skins” That Adapt to Heat/Light of Environment

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.

Penn's Flying Robots Have Grasped the Imagination

September 21, 2010

Vijay Kumar, Daniel Mellinger, Frank Shen and Nathan Michael of the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s GRASP lab discuss the lab’s quadrotor robot.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Are Consumers Ready to Trade in Plastic for Cell-Phone Credit Cards?

September 19, 2010

Shawndra Hill of the Wharton School comments on smart-phone credit cards.

Article Source: Wilmington News-Journal

Changing Skyline: Despite His Bad Behavior, Greene Made Philadelphia Better

September 17, 2010

John Landis of the School of Design comments on public housing as a portion of new housing in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: The Quadrotor Drone Learns Several Terrifying New Tricks

September 16, 2010

The School of Engineering and Applied Science’s GRASP lab’s quadrotor robot is showcased.

Article Source: Gizmodo

Landscape Architects Mix Art, Engineering, Geology to Create Enjoyable Spaces

September 11, 2010

Laurie Olin of the School of Design is cited for his landscape architecture work at the Washington Monument site.

Article Source: Washington Post

Cellphones, Social Networks Make Eavesdropping OK?

September 14, 2010

Keith Hampton of the Annenberg School for Communication says social networking can be used to gather ideas and information without engaging directly.

Article Source: USA Today

Re-Thinking the Internet With Security and Mobility in Mind

August 31, 2010

Jonathan Smith of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is cited for his work on Internet data centers.

Article Source: Scientific Americam

Pay-TV Industry Shrinks for First Time

September 1, 2010

Kevin Werbach of the Wharton School says the pay-TV model has reached saturation.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer