An image of NEID’s spectroscopic observations of the Sun. NEID’s spectral coverage extends significantly redder and bluer than the limits of human vision, enabling it to observe many critical spectral lines. NEID’s design enables high spectral resolution, large wavelength coverage, and exquisite stability. The image is inspired by the classic […]

The manuscripts include arias that were foundational in the history of opera — a genre that emerged in the early seventeenth century. Credit: Michel Garrett, Penn State In 1916 and 1917, a musician and book dealer named Giovanni Concina sold three ornately decorated seventeenth-century songbooks to a library in Venice, […]

Mauro Guillén, a professor of international management at the Wharton School answers the questions surrounding the sudden interest. Bitcoin stock surged earlier this month when Elon Musk electrified its prospects by pledging that Tesla, Inc. would soon take payment for its electric vehicles in the much heard about but little-known […]

Field crew downloading data from a continuously operating Global Positioning station in the Sierra Negra caldera, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Credit: Keith Williams (UMAVCO, Inc) Hours before the 2018 eruption of Sierra Negra, the Galápagos Islands’ largest volcano, an earthquake rumbled and raised the ground more than 6 feet in an […]

A thermally modulated battery for mass-market electric vehicles without range anxiety and with unsurpassed safety, low cost, and containing no cobalt, is being developed by a team of Penn State engineers. Credit: Chao-Yang Wang’s lab, Penn State Range anxiety, the fear of running out of power before being able to […]

Map of the Cascadia subduction zone. Megathrust earthquakes and subsequent tsunamis that originate in subduction zones like Cascadia — Vancouver Island, Canada, to northern California — are some of the most severe natural disasters in the world. Now a team of geoscientists thinks the key to understanding some of these […]

A team of international researchers, led by Huanyu “Larry” Cheng, Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Professor in Penn State’s Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, has developed a self-powered, stretchable system that will be used in wearable health-monitoring and diagnostic devices. Credit: Penn State College of Engineering A stretchable system that […]

ANIMATION Geoscientists have long known that some parts of the continents formed in the Earth’s deep past, but the speed in which land rose above global seas — and the exact shapes that land masses formed — have so far eluded experts. But now, through analyzing roughly 600,000 mineral analyses […]