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Maybe Not Sci-Fi, But Robots Readied For Big Tests

The real world has not caught up yet with “Star Wars” and its talking, thinking robots, but some of the most sophisticated units that exist are heading to Florida this week for a Defense Department competition.

12/15/2013

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Univ. of Pa. Competition Eyes What’s Ahead in Smartphone Apps

These apps designed by students, staff, and faculty at the University of Pennsylvania have generated a lot of buzz among software development firms and venture capitalists.

12/05/2013

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The Penn Museum Tells Blind Visitors: Please Touch!

Angel Ayala has never been a big fan of museums. Blind since birth, the high school student says the exhibits are so sight-dependent that he can’t enjoy them. But he’s making an exception for the Penn Museum, an archaeology and anthropology center that offers touch tours for the blind and visually impaired.

12/04/2013

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New Research Shows 3-D Mammograms Increase Cancer Detection

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania used 3-D Mammography to screen more than 26,000 women, They found that cancer detection rates increased from 3.51 to 5.24 per 1,000 women.

12/03/2013

Penn Coach Jerome Allen (credit: Pennsylvania Athletics)

Penn Handles Niagara 85-66

Tony Hicks scored a career-high 33 points Tuesday night, and Pennsylvania easily took care of Niagara 85-66 in the two teams’ first meeting since 1986.

11/26/2013

Penn Coach Jerome Allen (credit: Pennsylvania Athletics)

Penn Loses To Iowa 86-55

Darien Nelson-Henry scored 13 points to lead Penn (1-3).

11/22/2013

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Penn Travels To Harvard Saturday

The Penn Quakers have two games left in the season, and despite two-straight losses, they are still alive for a piece of the Ivy League title.

11/13/2013

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Penn’s Veterinary Hospital Features Patients In New Billboard Campaign

There were four contest winners: a rabbit, a cat, and two dogs.

11/13/2013

Penn Coach Jerome Allen (credit: Pennsylvania Athletics)

Cartwright Scores 25 As Penn Tops Monmouth 79-73

Miles Jackson-Cartwright made 5 of 8 from beyond the 3-point line and scored 25 points as Penn topped Monmouth 79-73 on Tuesday night.

11/12/2013

Penn quarterback Billy Ragone could return Saturday after missing the last two games with an ankle injury. (credit: Penn Athletics)

Penn And Princeton To Meet For 105th Time Saturday

It should be a lot of fun at Franklin Field on Saturday when one of college football’s great rivalries continues, as the Penn Quakers host the Princeton Tigers.

11/07/2013

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Penn Professor Designs Online Game To Figure Out How People Come To Agree

Penn professor has designed an online game to figure out how groups of disparate people come to agree on something.

11/02/2013

(An EcoATM cell phone buyback machine being demonstrated recently at the annual convention of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, in Philadelphia.   Photo by Mike Dunn)

Phila. Councilmembers Agree To Explore Cell Phone Buyback ‘ATMs’

At a City Council hearing, company officials laid out the security precautions in each transaction — including thumbprints, multiple photographs, and a scan of photo IDs.

10/24/2013

Penn WR Ryan Mitchell (credit: Penn Athletics)

Penn Readies For Key Ivy Battle With Yale

After two straight weeks on the road, the Penn Quakers will return to Franklin Field on Saturday afternoon as they welcome the Yale Bulldogs to town in Ivy League action.

10/23/2013

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Wharton Prof. Sees Continuing Decline In Young People’s Interest in Parenthood

In 1992, his survey found, 78 percent of respondents said they planned to have or adopt children. In 2012, that dropped to 42 percent.

10/16/2013

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Penn Study Says Using Multiple Clinics Can Deteriorate Patient’s Care

Researchers found duplicated services and medications, and increased costs.

10/11/2013

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