Technology & Engineering

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Text-Speak: What Tongue Is This?

May 12, 2010

Roch Guerin of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses how texting affects vocabulary.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Applause, Please, for Early Adopters

May 7, 2010

Jonah Berger of the Wharton School says early adopters of technology might be more concerned with social status.

Article Source: New York Times

Winds of Change Blow for Business Schools

May 7, 2010

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.”

Article Source: Financial Times (U.K.)

Encryption Can't Stop the Wiretapping Boom

April 30, 2010

Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science says widely available encryption software hasn’t prevented authorities from tracing suspects.

Article Source: Forbes

Video: Artwork Helps Patients Cope

May 1, 2010

The Perelman Center’s art displays are featured.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Research Promises Better Lube for Nano Machines

April 28, 2010

Robert Carpick of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is cited for his research on nano-machine lubrication.

Article Source: IEEE Spectrum
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Penn’s GRASP Laboratory Celebrates National Robotics Week With Open House, Turns All Projects "On”

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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."

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 8, 2010

Pocket Grill, PD Solutions, CampusYap Vie for Top Prizes in Annual PennVention Student Competition

 

PHILADELPHIA –- The Weiss Tech House, a student-run hub of technological innovation at the University of Pennsylvania, will announce the winners of its yearlong inventor’s fair, PennVention, on April 9, 2010 at the Wu and Chen Auditorium at Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 1, 2010

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.

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