Inventing the Future
Researchers led by Marc Miskin of the School of Engineering and Applied Science have built microrobots with origami-inspired legs that can fold in multiple dimensions. “One technological application we’re looking at is building tiny-legged robots that can grab onto nerves and drag them back to the muscle they’re supposed to be connected to,” says Miskin on CNN. Watch Video
The Singh Center for Nanotechnology Turns 10
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Singh Center for Nanotechnology, a building that exemplifies cutting-edge scientific research by virtue of its sleek geometry and meticulous attention to detail by all those involved in its development.
Heralded by many as an architectural gem not only for the University of Pennsylvania but for Philadelphia, the iconic glass-clad, cantilevered 78,000 square-foot structure is nestled between the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter and David Rittenhouse Laboratory on the eastern edge of campus. It was also Penn’s first collaborative building between two schools: the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Arts & Sciences.
The Alchemy Behind the Diamond: Unearthing Baseball’s Beloved Mud
This mysterious mire, harvested from a secret locale along the Delaware River, has long been an unsung companion of Major League Baseball (MLB) players. The mud has been sourced by one family safeguarding its location for nearly 90 years and is a goopy, grayish-brown substance that has the curious property of “spreading like cream, and gripping like sandpaper,” according to Douglas Jerolmack, a professor of earth and environmental science at Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences and mechanical engineering and applied mechanics (MEAM) at Penn Engineering who is leading the investigative charge.
Lipid Nanoparticles That Deliver mRNA to T Cells Hold Promise for Autoimmune Diseases
A research team led by Michael Mitchell, Associate Professor in Bioengineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, has developed a lipid nanoparticle (LNP) platform to deliver Foxp3 messenger RNA (mRNA) to T cells for applications in autoimmunity.
Penn Scientists Reflect on One Year of ChatGPT
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Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence Tools to Predict Loneliness and Social Isolation
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AI Can Write a Wedding Toast or Summarize a Paper. But What Happens When It’s Asked to Build a Bomb?
12.04.2023 | Read More
MSE Grace Hopper Lecture: “Quantum Simulations for Quantum Technologies,” (Giulia Galli – University of Chicago)
PRECISE Seminar: Formal Methods for Computer Architecture: Reducing the Barriers to Entry
Fall 2023 GRASP on Robotics: Bill Smart, Oregon State University, “Privacy-Sensitive Robotics”