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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 22, 2009

Penn Study: Transforming Nanowires Into Nano-Tools Using Cation Exchange Reactions


PHILADELPHIA –- A team of engineers from the University of Pennsylvania has transformed simple nanowires into reconfigurable materials and circuits, demonstrating a novel, self-assembling method for chemically creating nanoscale structures that are not possible to grow or obtain otherwise.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 20, 2009

Penn Team Uses Self-Assembly to Make Tiny Particles With Patches of Charge


PHILADELPHIA –- Physicists, chemists and engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated a novel method for the controlled formation of patchy particles, using charged, self-assembling molecules that may one day serve as drug-delivery vehicles to combat disease and perhaps be used in small batteries that store and release charge.

Steal Your Own Identity

October 16, 2009
Justin Klein Keane of Information Systems and Computing comments on identity theft.
Article Source: Fortune

Penn Prof Kearns Addresses a Need

October 9, 2009
Michael Kearns of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured discussing his course “Networked Life.”

Invasion of the Pod Car

October 4, 2009
Vukan Vuchic of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on personal rapid transit.
Article Source: Boston Globe

Capturing the Dreams of Young Entrepreneurs on Film

September 30, 2009
Wharton researchers are cited for their participation in the creation of a simulation game allowing students to create virtual business ventures.
Article Source: New York Times

Will Your Privacy Be Compromised Online?

September 29, 2009
Andrea Matwyshyn of the Wharton School discusses personal online-data security.
Article Source: CNN

'Flocking' Behavior Lands on Social Networking Sites

September 28, 2009
Keith Hampton of the Annenberg School for Communication says social networking is changing the way we communicate.
Article Source: USA Today

To Catch a Thief, Homeowners Turn to YouTube

September 4, 2009
Ed Baker of the Law School says social media can benefit crime-fighting.
Article Source: Christian Science Monitor

RNC Puts 'Seniors' Bill of Rights' on the Air

September 1, 2009
Factcheck.org of the Annenberg Public Policy Center discusses a health-care-reform advertisement.
Article Source: Washington Post