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  • Navigational View of the Brain Thanks to Powerful X-Rays

    Imagine Google Earth with only the street view and a far-away satellite view but not much of a map view. Brain imaging, for the most part, has been missing just that, and a lot of research on how the brain computes happens on that level. New imaging tackles this special view of the brain with the highest-energy X-rays in the country, generated at a synchrotron, that illuminate thick sections of a mouse brain.

  • Army Grant Supports Development of Intelligent, Adaptive and Resilient Robot Teams

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has awarded an alliance headed by the University of Pennsylvania a five-year, $27 million grant to develop new methods of creating autonomous, intelligent and resilient teams of robots. 

  • Talking through Tragedy

    A common thread of humanity is that, at some point, tragedy will strike — whether it be personal or global. It is a universal experience.

  • Scientists Make First Detection of Neutron Star Collision

    For the first time, scientists have detected a gravitational wave produced by the collision of two neutron stars. The wave was born 130 million years ago when the stars spun around each other, creating warps in space and time. When the stars crashed together, they produced a burst of electromagnetic radiation.