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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 8, 2013

Penn Scientists Celebrate Role in Higgs Discovery That Led to Nobel Prize

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences today awarded the Nobel Prize in physics to theorists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert to recognize their work developing the theory of what is now known as the Higgs field, which gives elementary particles mass.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 1, 2013

Penn, Carnegie Mellon Receive Grant for Transportation Research

The University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon University have received a $5.65 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant for a joint research center to conduct transportation technology research and development.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 2, 2013

Penn Celebrates Opening of Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology

The University of Pennsylvania will officially open the region’s premier facility for advanced research, education, and innovative public/private partnerships in nanotechnology on October 4.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 25, 2013

Penn Researchers Use Facebook Data to Predict Users’ Age, Gender and Personality Traits

In the age of social media, people's inner lives are increasingly recorded through the language they use online. With this in mind, an interdisciplinary group of University of Pennsylvania researchers is interested in whether a computational analysis of this language can provide as much, or more, insight into their personalities as traditional methods used by psychologists, such as self-reported surveys and questionnaires.

This Hacker Might Seem Shady, but Throwing Him in Jail Is Bad for Everyone

September 23, 2013

Matthew Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is mentioned for his interpretation on the U.S. government’s position on hacker Andrew Auenheimer.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Peter Winicov | winicov@wharton.upenn.edu | 215-746-6471September 30, 2013

Penn Engineering's GRASP Lab, Wharton's Mack Institute Take Y-Prize Global

Last year, the GRASP lab at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Wharton School’s Mack Institute helped take cutting-edge robots out of the lab and into the marketplace through the Y-Prize Competition.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 23, 2013

Penn’s Center for Technology Transfer Launches Mobile App Contest

The University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Technology Transfer  (CTT), through its business incubator UPstart program, has launched a new mobile application design contest called the AppItUP Challenge.

Benevolent Hackers Convene at Penn

September 9, 2013

The PennApps competition is featured.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 3, 2013

Penn Develops Computer Model That Will Help Design Flexible Touchscreens

Electronic devices with touchscreens are ubiquitous, and one key piece of technology makes them possible: transparent conductors.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 29, 2013

Penn: Protein That Protects Nucleus Also Regulates Stem Cell Differentiation

The human body has hundreds of different cell types, all with the same basic DNA, and all of which can ultimately be traced back to identical stem cells.