Technology & Engineering


Audio: They’ve Lost Their Senses

July 4, 2011

Katherine Kuchenbecker of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses her work with haptic technology and improving the use of sensory receptors in skin.

Age of Splinternet

July 14, 2011

Computer and Information Science’s Jonathan Smith comments on Internet routing algorithms.

Article Source: New Scientist

How Technology Makes Us Better Social Beings

July 11, 2011

Keith Hampton of the Annenberg School for Communication is highlighted for his views on the positive ways technology and social networking affect our lives.

Article Source: Smithsonian Magazine

American Soccer Robots Dominate at the World RoboCup 2011

July 11, 2011

Penn partners with a team from Virginia Tech to build a “Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence.”

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What the WHO’s Cellphone-Cancer Statement Really Means

June 3, 2011

Kenneth Foster of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is interviewed about his research on health and radio-frequency energy.

Article Source: Tech Talk
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604July 7, 2011

Penn Researchers Show Single Drug and Soft Environment Can Increase Platelet Production

PHILADELPHIA — Humans produce billions of clot-forming platelets every day, but there are times when there aren’t enough of them, such as with certain diseases or during invasive surgery. Now, University of Pennsylvania researchers have demonstrated that a single drug can induce bone marrow cells called megakaryocytes to quadruple the number of platelets they produce.

Top 10 YouTube Videos Posted by Colleges, and What They Mean

July 5, 2011

Two Penn videos are among the top 10.

Sending a Beam of Light Along a Sheet of Graphene

June 30, 2011

Nader Engheta of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is cited for his research on graphene.

Article Source: ars technica

Video: Local Developers Create Game Based on Philly Cyclists

June 28, 2011

Stephen Lane of Computer & Information Science and alums Michael Highland and Kevin Jenkins discuss the Philadelphia-based game “Hipster City Cycle.”

Article Source: NBC Philadelphia
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604June 29, 2011

Two Penn Engineers to Attend Annual Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

PHILADELPHIA -– Two faculty members from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science will be participating in the 17th annual Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in September. The exclusive meeting is held by the National Academy of Engineering and will take place at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.