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  Penn Engineers Contribute to New Understanding of Friction on Graphene
  Using powerful computer simulations, Robert Carpick, John Henry Towne Professor and Chair in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, and other researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and elsewhere have made significant strides in understanding graphene's fundamental properties, including why the friction varies as the object sliding on it moves forward, instead of remaining constant as it does with most other known materials.
 
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  Meet Piccolissimo: The World's Smallest Self-powered Controllable Flying Vehicle
 
Matt Piccoli, grad student in Mark Yim's ModLab, has created the world's smallest controllable flying vehicle. Named "Piccolissimo" - "tiniest" in Italian - swarms of these low-cost robots would be perfect for one-way reconnoissance missions into dangerous environments.
 
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  Teachers Get Crash Course in Robotics
  The Research Experience for Teachers initiative paired local middle school teachers, tasked with conducting graduate-level science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) research, with doctoral students working in the labs of Vijay Kumar, Penn Engineering Nemirovsky Family Dean,Dan Koditschek, Alfred Fitler Moore Professor in Electrical and Systems Engineering, Kostas Daniilidis, Professor in Computer and Information Science.
 
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  Penn Scientists Receive $24 Million Grant to Establish MechanoBiology Center
 
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Pennsylvania a $24 Million, five-year grant to establish a Science and Technology Center (STC) focused on engineering mechanobiology. It will be led by co-directors Vivek Shenoy, Professor in Materials Science and Engineering and Yale E. Goldman, Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics and Penn Medicine.
 
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Penn Engineering is now on Medium. Follow the blog to stay up-to-date on the latest research coming out of Penn Engineering labs — from bio-inspired robots, to gun-violence-tracking databases, to catalysts for green energy — and to hear from students as they work on projects locally, nationally and around the world.

 

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Penn Engineering is now on Medium. Follow the blog to stay up-to-date on the latest research coming out of Penn Engineering labs — from bio-inspired robots, to gun-violence-tracking databases, to catalysts for green energy — and to hear from students as they work on projects locally, nationally and around the world.