Science & Technology

The next generation of tiny batteries

Assistant professor James Pikul speaks to the growth of interconnected devices and the robotics industry—leading to emerging designs and novel research unlocking the potential for smaller, more powerful batteries

Nathi Magubane

In the News

Miami Herald

Levi’s newest ‘diverse’ model doesn’t exist in the flesh—and critics aren’t happy

Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School says that the public isn’t ready for the social implications of being able to spoof people at scale with AI.


The New York Times

How should I use A.I. chatbots like ChatGPT?

Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School recommends using A.I. to provide momentum by overcoming writer’s block or getting a running start on hard projects.


Peek into an afternoon at Penn’s collaborative bioengineering lab and makerspace

A profile examines collaborative Penn projects at the George H. Stephenson Foundation Educational Laboratory and Bio-MakerSpace, with commentary by Sevile Mannickarottu of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Hard freeze early Sunday and Monday in the Philly region could kill some ambitious blooms and blossoms

Bill Cullina of the Morris Arboretum says that magnolias and cherry blossoms may be vulnerable to cold Philadelphia temperatures, though most plants will likely be fine.


Philadelphia Business Journal

Meet the spinout guru behind Penn’s $1b tech transfer business

A profile looks at John Swartley of the Penn Center for Innovation and his work supporting the spin-out of 270 startups from the university, including 29 cell and gene therapy companies in the past four years.


Associated Press

Scientists say climate change goosed New Zealand storm fury

Michael Mann of the School of Arts & Sciences says that climate models in general are insufficient to describe all of climate change’s impacts on extreme weather.


Inside Higher Ed

Can AI write your next résumé and cover letter?

In an Op-Ed, Joseph Barber of Career Services offers recommendations for how graduate students can leverage AI tools like ChatGPT to explore career options and pursue opportunities.


The New Yorker

The little-known world of caterpillars

Dan Janzen of the School of Arts & Sciences explains how the climate crisis has led to catastrophic declines in insect numbers.



Neuroscience explains why Bill Gates’ weird reading trick is so effective

A study by Penn researchers working in physics, neuroscience, and bioengineering found that people instinctively seek patterns and similarities in the data they absorb.


Financial Times

Let’s cast a critical eye over business ideas from ChatGPT

In an Op-Ed, Christian Terwiesch of the Wharton School examines the pros and cons of AI-generated insights.