Penn State Science
- Penn State Students Featured as 'Incredibly Impressive' Undergraduates
- 24 February 2014 — BusinessInsider.com profiles 'incredibly impressive' undergraduate students who represent Penn State's best. In the classroom and laboratory, performing on the field — or in it, doing world-class research and altruistic service around the globe — these Penn State students represent just a small fraction of what is "incredibly impressive" about our University.
- Water is Detected in a Planet Outside Our Solar System
- 24 February 2014 — Water has been detected in the atmosphere of a planet outside our solar system with a new technique that could help researchers to learn how many planets with water, like Earth, exist throughout the universe. The team of scientists that made the discovery includes astronomers at Penn State University and other institutions. The astronomers detected the water in the atmosphere of a planet as massive as Jupiter that is orbiting the nearby star Tau Boötis. The discovery is described in a scientific paper published in the 24 February 2014 online version of The Astrophysical Journal Letters.
- Nanomotors Are Controlled, for the First Time, Inside Living Cells
- 10 February 2014 — For the first time, a team of chemists and engineers at Penn State University have placed tiny synthetic motors inside live human cells, propelled them with ultrasonic waves and steered them magnetically. It's not exactly "Fantastic Voyage," but it's close. The nanomotors, which are rocket-shaped metal particles, move around inside the cells, spinning and battering against the cell membrane.