Media Highlights

Media Highlights

5/20/13

Research by Margaret Meloy, associate professor of marketing, shows that modest retail therapy may in fact improve mood, as long as spending doesn't turn extreme.

6/10/13

Penn State researchers investigated the link between personality traits and affinity for spicy food. They found that “sensation seekers” were more enthusiastic for heat.

6/10/13

A new version of solar cells created by laboratories at Rice and Pennsylvania State universities could open the door to research on a new class of solar energy devices.

6/6/13

Penn State's interest in flexible and printed electronics is not just theoretical. In October 2011, the University began a multi-year research project with Dow Chemical.

6/5/13

Astronomers at NASA and Penn State have used the SWIFT satellite's ultraviolet observation capabilities to map two of our closest Galactic neighbors.

6/4/13

On Penn State land and other orchards, volunteers are helping the American Chestnut Foundation’s efforts to breed American chestnut hybrids resistant to a fatal blight.

6/3/13

The Supreme Court says police may collect DNA samples during arrests to help solve old cases. Penn State Law's David Kaye, who submitted an amicus brief, weighs in.

6/3/13

A new class of antibiotics is being developed by Professor Kenneth Keiler at Penn State to target drug-resistant bacteria in a completely new way.

6/1/13

Just how real is virtual reality? A Penn State Media Effects Lab study on avatars in a virtual environment examines the extent that we can fuse with customized versions.

5/30/13

Researchers have found a faster method of identifying Salmonella strains, which could help health officials discover sooner the source of food-poisoning outbreaks.

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