Technology & Engineering

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Why Facebook Friends Are Worth Keeping

July 22, 2010

Michael Kearns of the School of Engineering and Applied Science says social networking services can teach one to be more influential.

Article Source: New Scientist
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 21, 2010

Collaboration Leads to Simpler Method for Building Varieties of Nanocrystal Superlattices

PHILADELPHIA –- Collaboration by chemists, physicists and materials scientists at the University of Pennsylvania has created a simple and inexpensive method to rapidly grow centimeter-scale membranes of binary nanocrystal superlattices, or BNSLs, by crystallizing a mixture of nanocrystals on a liquid surface.

Five Robots to Watch

July 15, 2010

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

Article Source: New York Times

Better Living Through Implants

July 15, 2010

Brian Litt of the School of Medicine is highlighted for his work on brain implant effectiveness.

Article Source: PC World

Letting the Machines Decide

July 13, 2010

Michael Kearns of the School of Engineering and Applied Science says computers are aiding stock market traders in ways experts can’t.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Brands and Stores Want Haul Videos

July 13, 2010

Jonah Berger of the Wharton School discusses the importance of consumer authenticity in viral marketing.

Bioethics Gets an Airing

July 7, 2010

President Amy Gutmann debates synthetic biology.

Article Source: Nature

Low-Tech Pregnancy Device Might Help Birth Attendants Reduce Maternal Mortality

July 6, 2010

Barbara Reale of the School of Nursing leads birth simulation exercises.

Article Source: Washington Post

Congress Looks at Mobile Location Services and Privacy

June 23, 2010

Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science provides expert testimony at a congressional hearing on mobile location services.

Article Source: Washington Post

U. Penn Group Builds 'Virtual Blood' Simulator

June 22, 2010

Scott Diamond of the School of Engineering and Applied Science leads a team of researchers in the creation of a virtual heart attack simulator.