Jason Wingard of the Wharton School says, “In the past, technology has been more for the young. Now the senior-level audience is better prepared and more willing to use technology for learning.”
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Robotics researchers from the University of Pennsylvania GRASP Laboratory host an open house for area high school students, media and the public to observe National Robotics Week. Current Penn projects from modular, self-moving robots and aerial vehicles to tele-immersion and omni-directional vision will be "on."
Nanotechnologists at Penn and Columbia Reveal the Frictional Characteristics of Atomically Thin Sheets
PHILADELPHIA –- A team of nanotechnology researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University has used friction force microscopy to determine the nanoscale frictional characteristics of four atomically-thin materials, discovering a universal characteristic for these very different materials. Friction across these thin sheets increases as the number of atomic layers decreases, all the way down to one layer of atoms. This friction increase was surprising as there previously was no theory to predict this behavior.
PHILADELPHIA – A team of cardiologists, materials scientists, and bioengineers have created and tested a new type of implantable device for measuring the heart’s electrical output that they say is a vast improvement over current devices. The new device represents the first use of flexible silicon technology for a medical application.
Penn Receives $600,000 Mentoring Grant to Spur Interest In Computer Science for Students of All Ages
PHILADELPHIA -– The University of Pennsylvania has received a three-year, $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to spur interest in computer science with a first-of-its-kind, “cascading” mentoring program in which college, high school and middle school students will learn with and from each other.