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Researchers achieve greater control over light coherence

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Researchers achieve greater control over light coherence

November 8, 2017 0 comments

University researchers recently demonstrated a method to significantly modify the spatial coherence of light.

A study conducted by Mary Carskadon, director of the Sleep for Science Research Lab, examined the olfactory sensitivity of 37 adolescents.

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Circadian rhythms linked to smell sensitivity

November 7, 2017 0 comments

A recent University study has linked olfactory sensitivity — or one’s ability to smell — to circadian rhythm.

University struggles to keep up as AI industry booms

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University struggles to keep up as AI industry booms

November 7, 2017 0 comments

In recent years, the field of artificial intelligence has exploded, enabling leaps in computer image recognition, speech translation, robotic movement.

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U. members help build autism therapy program

November 2, 2017 0 comments

So long as it receives sufficient funding, the program will start this February and run for 12 weeks.

High-speed cameras record a water droplet landing on a fluid surface — an example of the types of experiments in the Harris Lab that promote greater scientific understanding through visualization.

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New engineering lab studies physical characteristics of fluids

November 1, 2017 0 comments

Set to move into its new space in the Engineering Research Center building next spring, the Harris Lab is the latest addition to the School of Engineering.

Robot are becoming more like humans, raising many ethical, scientific and philosophical questions. The panelists discussed whether the line between humans and robots could ever disappear.

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Roboticists of differing faiths discuss future of artificial intelligence

November 1, 2017 0 comments

As the sophistication of artificial intelligence continues to increase and AI moves further from science fiction, a philosophical question arises.

Margaret Hamilton, one of the women represented in the new Lego set, worked as a programmer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and created software for the Apollo Space program.

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New Lego set celebrates women in NASA

October 31, 2017 0 comments

Today, young girls who dream of becoming astronauts or space scientists will be able to literally hold their futures in the palms of their hands.

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Faculty, students attend SACNAS national conference

October 30, 2017 0 comments

With a focus on demographic disparities in STEM fields, several University faculty members and students spent Oct. 19 to 21.

Anuj Amin, a student at the University of Pennsylvania, created the symposium after finding it difficult to network with his undergraduate research peers. The symposium will host keynote speakers, career fairs and workshops for all attendees. The conference will take place at Penn  Nov. 10 to Nov. 12, bringing together about 200 students.

Ivy League Undergraduate Research Symposium to meet in November

October 26, 2017 0 comments

The inaugural Ivy League Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place at Penn Nov. 10 to Nov. 12.

Algorithms can help in redistricting, scientists say

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Algorithms can help in redistricting, scientists say

October 26, 2017 0 comments

Gerrymandering — the redrawing of voting districts for political gain — has been a problem in the United States for over two centuries.