• Wall Street Journal’s ‘Moving Upstream’ on Autonomous Flight

Wall Street Journal’s ‘Moving Upstream’ on Autonomous Flight

The Wall Street Journal’s docu-series “Moving Upstream” takes a closer look at disruptive technologies that are changing the way we live, work and communicate. Topics in its second season include gene editing, cryptocurrencies, and the deceptive videos known as “Deepfakes.” For its latest episode, “The Future of Flight: AI in the Cockpit,” host Jason Bellini visited PERCH to […]

Promoting Innovative, Reproducible Science: Penn’s Research Excellence Initiative

Penn Engineers Discover New Cellular ‘Elevator’ That’s Controlled by Light

Penn Engineers’ Liquid Crystal Force Fields Enable New Kind of Microrobotics

A new study, published in Nature Communications, shows how simple glass particles can be instructed to follow sophisticated trajectories, which arise from their interactions with a liquid crystalline environment. The study was led by Kathleen Stebe, Richer & Elizabeth Goodwin Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, former Stebe lab member Francesca Serra, […]

Linguistic Red Flags from Facebook Posts Can Predict Future Depression Diagnoses

Research from the Penn Medicine Center for Digital Health and the World Well-Being Project marries social media data with medical-outcomes data for the first time.

Penn Engineering Groups Awarded NSF Grants to Work Toward ‘Quantum Leap’

One group will design robust, integrated quantum memory devices based on defects in diamond, and the other group will develop materials to encode and decode quantum information in single photons. These technologies will be part of the safest and most secure information network ever seen.

Reducing Complexity to Increase Security

In collaboration with Carnegie-Mellon University and Stanford, Penn Engineers Receive $7.5M Office of Naval Research Grant on software complexity reduction.

Automatic Dubbing App Wins PennApps XVIII

Last weekend, more than a thousand student hackers arrived at Penn Engineering for the eighteenth iteration of PennApps, the original student-run collegiate hackathon. Over the course of two days, they were tasked with forming teams and making the best software or hardware applications they could devise, with more than $80,000 in prizes on the line.

Engineering Faculty Join New Center for Sub-Cellular Genomics

Established with a five-year, $10.5 million grant from the NIH, Penn’s new Center for Sub-Cellular Genomics aims to bring together experts in genomics, neurosurgery, neuroscience, nanotechnology, informatics, and mass spectrometry to investigate biological mechanisms on the level of individual neurons.

New Microscopes Will Allow Researchers to See Small and Think Big

Two high-resolution microscopes will allow researchers to study and test materials at the atomic level with unprecedented precision.

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