• Cultivating Knowledge

    Cultivating Knowledge

    A stone’s throw from bustling 38th Street, just off Hamilton Walk, lies a carefully curated green oasis, and nearby, a soaring glass-walled structure where plants from the exotic to the mundane are cared for and studied. The James G. Kaskey Memorial Garden, better known as the BioPond, is a well-loved campus resource by those in the know.

  • Video Game Helps Identify Brain Cell

    Video Game Helps Identify Brain Cell

    A research team led by Penn psychology professor Michael Kahana used a video game to help identify a new brain cell involved in navigation.

  • Keeping Penn Cool

    Keeping Penn Cool

    Below the campus sidewalks and streets lies a vast network of interconnected pipes that carry chilled water to approximately 180 buildings across campus.

  • A Robot That Jumps, Flips, and Does Pull-ups

    A Robot That Jumps, Flips, and Does Pull-ups

    RHex is an all-terrain walking robot that could one day climb over rubble in a rescue mission or cross the desert with environmental sensors strapped to its back.

  • A Killer's Brain: Scans Look for Clues to Violence

    A Killer's Brain: Scans Look for Clues to Violence

    Adrian Raine is putting together a puzzle. One of the puzzle’s key pieces is central to the nature versus nurture debate about the human experience: What makes people do bad things? Are violent criminals born, or are they made?