Sunday, May 28, 2017

Architecture student honored for 'urban living room' design concept

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State architecture undergraduate In Pun was named a finalist in ModernfoldStyles Inc.’s Office of the Future design competition, winning...

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute to take unique approach to safety

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) is taking a unique approach to ensure the safety of its staff, both...

Toward mass-producible quantum computers

Quantum computers are experimental devices that offer large speedups on some computational problems. One promising approach to building them involves harnessing nanometer-scale atomic defects...

Armando Solar-Lezama: Academic success despite an inauspicious start

When Armando Solar-Lezama was a third grader in Mexico City, his science class did a unit on electrical circuits. The students were divided into...

TechCelerator at State College announces Business Startup Boot Camp winners

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — On Tuesday, May 23, the Ben Franklin TechCelerator@State College awarded cash prizes to two graduates of its latest Business Startup...

Faster, more nimble drones on the horizon

There’s a limit to how fast autonomous vehicles can fly while safely avoiding obstacles. That’s because the cameras used on today’s drones can only...

Optic probes shed light on binge-eating

By Bill HathawayMay 25, 2017

Sediment from Himalayas may have made 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake more...

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Sediment that eroded from the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau over millions of years was transported thousands of kilometers by rivers and...

Pennsylvanians consider parks an essential part of the health care system

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly consider parks, trails and open space to be an essential component of the health care system, according to...

Vegetation Can Strongly Alter Climate and Weather, Study Finds

Findings May Improve Longer-Term ForecastsA new analysis of global satellite observations shows that vegetation can powerfully alter atmospheric patterns that influence climate and weather....