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Life Sciences - Apr 20, 2017
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Our brains process foreign-accented speech with better real-time accuracy if we can identify the accent we hear, according to a team of neurolinguists. "Increased familiarity with an accent leads to better sentence processing," said Janet van Hell , professor of psychology and linguistics and co-director of the Center for Language Science , Penn State.
Environment - Apr 19, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Fragmentation of ecologically important core forests within the northern Appalachians - driven by pipeline and access road construction - is the major threat posed by shale-gas development, according to researchers, who recommend a change in infrastructure-siting policies to head off loss of this critical habitat.

Health - Apr 13, 2017

Peter Buerhaus, professor of nursing and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies at Montana State University, presented the 2017 Jean Vallance Lecture in Nursing Innovation.

Art and Design - Apr 12, 2017

Penn State Laureate Rebecca Strzelec visited Penn State Worthington Scranton this week and gave a presentation titled "Art + Engineering = Creative Problem Solving.

Environment - Apr 10, 2017

Sample food web with red nodes representing primary producers, orange nodes primary consumers, yellow-orange nodes omnivores, true-yellow nodes are true carnivores. This draft food web was created with the program Network3D from UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.

Career - Apr 7, 2017

ABINGTON, Pa. Online retailer Amazon announced this week it will hire 30,000 part-time workers, but a news report cited research by a Penn State Abington faculty member that found U.S. workers desperately want full-time positions.

Social Sciences - Apr 4, 2017

Penn State's Institute for Information Policy conducts innovative research and promotes programs that examine the social effects of information technology. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. With frequently evolving technology of computer access and smart phone capabilities and a particularly unpredictable White House, Penn State's Institute for Information Policy (IIP) is as important today as it has ever been in its 20-year history.

Sport - Apr 19, 2017

Study participant (face obscured) interacts with computer game system during testing of game features for possible use in improving physical and mental therapy. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Using game features in non-game contexts, computers can learn to build personalized mentaland physical-therapy programs that enhance individual motivation, according to Penn State engineers.

Computer Science - Apr 12, 2017

Institute for CyberScience Director Jenni Evans at a strategic planning forum on "Driving Digital Innovation." The ICS Seed Grant Program is one of the ways in which ICS advances this strategic goal.

Physics - Apr 11, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. A new method to improve semiconductor fiber optics may lead to a material structure that might one day revolutionize the global transmission of data, according to an interdisciplinary team of researchers.

Health - Apr 10, 2017

Lipid nanoprobes (blue, green and yellow colored) spontaneously insert into lipid bilayer of three extracellular vesicles. The cargo content of extracellular vesicles includes proteins, DNA and RNA.

Career - Apr 5, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. After a career spanning 40 years and 15 countries, Eileen Trauth, professor of information sciences and technology (IST) and women's, gender and sexuality studies, will be retiring this spring.

Astronomy - Apr 4, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Chad Hanna, assistant professor of physics at Penn State and co-hire of the Institute for CyberScience (ICS), will deliver a talk entitled 'Gravitational Wave Astronomy's Next Frontier in Computation' about his breakthrough discovery of gravitational waves, a phenomenon predicted 100 years ago by Albert Einstein.

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