Danielle Bassett on the Complexity of Biology

Last week, Dublin’s Trinity College hosted a conference called “Schrödinger at 75 — The Future of Biology,” in honor of the physicist’s series of influential public lectures that jump-started a revolution in molecular biology. On the 75th anniversary of those lectures, Trinity invited researchers from the world over to discuss the newest questions that have arisen in […]

Matt Blaze is featured in PBS News Hour’s “An 11-year-old changed election results on a replica Florida state website in under 10 minutes”

A Conversation with Danielle Bassett: IEEE TechEthics Interview

Danielle Bassett, Eduardo D. Glandt Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, recently sat down with IEEE TechEthics to talk about the state of her field and the ethical considerations facing it.

Quartz: GRASP Lab Spin-Off Exyn Takes Flight Underground

Exyn Technologies, a spin-off of Penn Engineering’s GRASP lab, makes software that can turn your average-joe drone into a fully autonomous flying robot, sensing, exploring, and navigating its environment without the aid of a human pilot or GPS navigation. Quartz’s Erik Olsen covered Exyn’s drone system in a story and video, showing drones exploring old […]

Karen Winey is featured in Design News’ “It Takes a Village to Create Solid Electrolytes”

ModLab’s ‘SMORES’ Modify Their Environment to Get the Job Done

Given the exact parameters of the task at hand, a robot can assemble a car door or pack a box faster and more efficiently than any human, but such purpose-built machines aren’t good for much else. With that in mind, the history of robotics research is marked by devising ways of giving machines more and […]

Matt Blaze is quoted in KTVZ’s “Wyden-Merkley bill would require paper ballots, audits”

Norm Badler is featured in “Original Philadelphians” interview

Vanessa Chan is featured in Technical.ly Philly’s “Vanessa Chan to Penn’s Class of 2018: ‘Failing is like farting'”

Q&A with Nader Engheta in Optics & Photonics News

Stewart Wills of Optics & Photonics News caught up with Nader Engheta at CLEO 2018, the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, being held in San Jose, California this week.

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