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Penn State’s Habitable Zone Planet Finder Enables Discovery of Planets Around Cool Stars
Penn State’s Habitable Zone Planet Finder Enables Discovery of Planets Around Cool Stars 20 February 2019A new astronomical spectrograph built by a Penn State-led team of scientists provides the highest precision measurements to date of infrared signals from nearby stars, allowing astronomers to detect planets capable of having liquid water on their surfaces that orbit cool stars outside our Solar System.
New method uses fluorescence to identify disease-causing forms of proteins
New method uses fluorescence to identify disease-causing forms of proteins 13 February 2019A new method uses fluorescence to detect potentially disease-causing forms of proteins as they unravel due to stress or mutations.
Toward automated animal identification in wildlife research
Toward automated animal identification in wildlife research 11 February 2019A new program developed by researchers from Penn State and Microsoft Azure automatically detects regions of interest within images, alleviating a serious bottleneck in processing photos for wildlife research.

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