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Can Social Media Data Be Used to Predict Threats or Identify Fake News?

Conrad Tucker, associate professor of engineering design and industrial engineering, has received funding from the U.S. Air Force to investigate whether crowd-sourced data from social media can be used to not only detect threats, but also prevent...
15-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Penn State Aerospace Engineer Receives AFOSR Funding to Investigate Overtrust with Autonomous Vehicles

Overtrust frequently occurs with autonomous vehicles and robots—and it can have serious physical, and even fatal, consequences for humans in both the military and society, but Alan Wagner, assistant professor of aerospace engineering at Penn...
16-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Penn State Aerospace Engineers Developing Drone for NASA Concept Mission to Saturn's Largest Moon, Titan

Researchers from the Penn State Department of Aerospace Engineering are part of a team led by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) whose proposal for a revolutionary rotorcraft to investigate Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, has been...
9-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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New Desalination Method Offers Low Energy Alternative to Purify Salty Water

Providing safer drinking water to those in need may be a little easier. According to Penn State researchers, a new desalination technique is able to remove salt from water using less energy than previous methods.
2-Jan-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Penn State CNEU and Its NPDP Offering Free Live Stream Nanotechnology Workshops for Educators

To help fill the need for six million workers trained in nanotechnology and nanofabrication, Penn State's Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization and its Nanotechnology Professional Development Partnership are offering free live stream...
18-Dec-2017 11:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

Larson Transportation Institute to Host 23rd Annual Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference

Transportation professionals from around the state, mid-Atlantic region and country will gather for the 23rd annual Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference (TESC). Held December 6-8, at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center and hosted...
4-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Conquering Traffic Congestion with Mathematics

The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $446,000 for a new collaborative engineering project that will allow drivers to make more informed travel decisions and allow government organizations to better regulate travel within heavily...
4-Dec-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers Expect New Fish Passage Will Help Restore Migratory Fish Populations

The addition of a nature-like fish passage to a Susquehanna River dam in Pennsylvania should allow migrating fish to more easily reach spawning grounds, according to Penn State researchers.
17-Nov-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


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