Technology & Engineering

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Arbitron: Radio Continues to Reach Large Black Audiences

September 24, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice says “radio is a format that allows for more freedom to speak to different racial and ethnic communities.”

Article Source: Blackweb 2.0

FBI Drive for Encryption Backdoors Is Déjà Vu for Security Experts

September 27, 2010

Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on cryptology regulations.

Article Source: Wired

Braces for Young Kids Might Not Always Be Best

September 27, 2010

Antonino Secchi of the School of Dental Medicine discusses age-appropriateness for certain orthodontics procedures.

'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