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NEWS FOR THE MATERIALS COMMUNITY

Barn owls
may hold key

to navigation and location


The way barn owl brains use sound to locate prey may be a template for electronic directional navigation devices, according to a team of Penn State engineers who are recreating owl brain circuitry in electronics.
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Engineering faculty member receives grants totaling $1.5M for bioprinting

$1.5M NSF grant to explore a new process for 3D bioprinting that could be a solid base for the future creation of implantable, bioengineered tissues and organs  Read more →
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Penn State partners with University of Freiburg on center for living materials

A new strategic partnership between Penn State and the University of Freiburg in Germany will propel the development of a new class of engineered living materials with potential applications in sustainable infrastructure, robotics technologies, and next-generation medical care.   Read more →

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The Quantum Science Summer School

THE QUANTUM SCIENCE SUMMER SCHOOL (QS3) is an annual summer school with the mission of training graduate students and postdocs in condensed matter, materials, and related fields for the next “quantum revolution.” READ MORE >>

The Millennium Café Pitch Competition Winners

NEW Instrument at MCL

The Qness Q60 A+ Microindenter


Micro-hardness testing permits measuring the hardness of a material on a microscopic scale. The Qness Q60 A+ microindenter is a fully automated system with quick and precise positioning relative to the sample. The machine is equipped with three different magnification lenses (10X, 40X, and 65X) and three indenters (Vickers, Knoop and Brinell), which facilitate hardness measurements across a broad range of materials.

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