Thursday, May 25, 2017

Penn State will teach design online in new bachelor’s degree

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State will offer art and photography studio classes online for the first time as part of the new bachelor of design in digital multimedia design. The University is currently accepting...

Mapping buried magnetism

Magnetic properties of materials underlie technologies from old-fashioned recording tape to modern hard drives, and scientists are constantly pushing to develop new uses from magnetic behavior. Recently, researchers at MIT figured out how to...

Making it easier to collaborate on code

Git is an open-source system with a polarizing reputation among programmers. It’s a powerful tool to help developers track changes to code, but many view it as prohibitively difficult to use. To make it more...

3-D-printed structures shrink when heated

Almost all solid materials, from rubber and glass to granite and steel, inevitably expand when heated. Only in very rare instances do certain materials buck this thermodynamic trend and shrink with heat. For instance,...

Penn State, Big Data Hub selected for NTIS Joint Venture Partnership

  UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State, through its participation in the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Technical Information Service (NTIS) to enter into a...

Penn State, Big Data Hub selected for NTIS Joint Venture Partnership

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State, through its participation in the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Technical Information Service (NTIS) to enter into a...

Study suggests approach to waking patients after surgery

  The use of general anesthesia for surgery has not changed fundamentally since it was first introduced 170 years ago. Patients are still left to come around in their own time following withdrawal of the...

Fighting cancer with the power of immunity

  Harnessing the body’s own immune system to destroy tumors is a tantalizing prospect that has yet to realize its full potential. However, a new advance from MIT may bring this strategy, known as cancer...

Quantifying urban revitalization

  For years, researchers at the MIT Media Lab have been developing a database of images captured at regular distances around several major cities. The images are scored according to different visual characteristics - how...

The Future of STEM – It's All About Changing Education

Innovation within technology and engineering is a key driver of economic growth in the UK, though the well-documented skills gap in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) is an ongoing concern for government, business leaders...