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  • Three researchers look at cocoa leaves in a greenhouse. In the bottom left the words "Penn State Live Here" are reversed out of a blue box.

    Making Chocolate Sustainable

    As the price of chocolate soars, Penn State scientists could give the world's cocoa crops a big boost from a simple, biodegradable, non-toxic spray.

  • Two researchers in scuba gear sample coral. Lower left corner dark rectangle with white words "Penn State Lives Here."

    Coral Reef Survivors

    As climate change pushes water temperatures perilously high, why is it that some species of coral can withstand the heat?

  • Three people use 3D glasses and large screens to virtually explore a structure in the Immersive Construction Lab. "Penn State Lives Here."

    An Avatar on a Mission

    Virtual reality simulations are lowering costs and allowing for better planning as Penn Staters transform old structures into energy-efficient spaces.

  • Spectators watch fireworks light up the darkening blue sky over Mount Nittany. "Penn State Lives Here" is in grey in the lower left corner.

    Lighting up the Sky

    In Happy Valley, July 4th culminates with a spectacular fireworks show over Penn State's Beaver Stadium.

  • A vast expanse of water with Darren Miller swimming in the the bottom right. A small yellow canoe is in the top middle of the frame. "Penn State Lives Here" is in the left bottom corner of the frame.

    Swimming for the Third Boat

    It holds his family, friends that he has lost, and the children and families he hopes to help. For Penn State Altoona alumnus Darren Miller, the third boat is why he swims.