PHILADELPHIA — Earthquakes are some of the most daunting natural disasters that scientists try to analyze. Though the earth’s major fault lines are well known, there is little scientists can do to predict when an earthquake will occur or how strong it will be. And, though earthquakes involve millions of tons of rock, a team of University of Pennsylvania and Brown University researchers has helped discover an aspect of friction on the nanoscale that may lead to a better understanding of the disasters.
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Matthew Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science explains the practical difficulties of encrypted communications.
PHILADELPHIA - A team of researchers co-led by the University of Pennsylvania has developed and tested a new high-resolution, ultra-thin device capable of recording brain activity from the cortical surface without having to use penetrating electrodes. The device could make possible a whole new generation of brain-computer interfaces for treating neurological and psychiatric illness and research. The work was published in Nature Neuroscience.
WHO: University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science faculty, guest speakers from Google, Hunch, Northwestern University and Cornell University
WHAT: Program Director Michael Kearns, along with leaders in academia and the tech industry, talk about applications of network and systems science. A reception will follow.
Sunil Singhal of the Perelman School of Medicine and David Holt of the School of Veterinary Medicine discuss new technology used for cancer research.
Kevin Werbach of the Wharton School comments on patent disputes.
In today's global economy, where money and ideas change hands at a dizzying speed, and generating sophisticated innovation and knowledge are the new sources of growth and wealth, it can be tempting for many countries to try to tap into that wealth by establishing elite research universities from scratch. After all, top-tier universities are outpacing the smartest companies in the world with their original research.
Andrea Matwyshyn of the Wharton School comments on how companies respond to cyber attacks.
Shai Revzen of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is highlighted for creating Foambot.