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Nuclear power shutdowns won't spike power prices
06/19/2018

Despite economic woes that could shutter two of Pennsylvania's nuclear power plants -- which generate 6 percent of the state's power -- power prices will remain steady due to low natural gas prices, according to Seth Blumsack, associate professor of energy policy and economics, Penn State.


Geosciences students again dominate at Imperial Barrel Award Competition
06/15/2018

Penn State students again finished near the top worldwide in the Imperial Barrel Award Competition, which pits more than 100 teams against one another in an exercise to assess the petroleum potential of a given geographic basin.


Penn State to lead $1.4M grant to probe flaws in metal additive manufacturing
06/14/2018

A team led by Penn State's Applied Research Laboratory, in collaboration with the Center for Innovative Processing thru Direct Digital Deposition, has received a $1.4 million grant by the Air Force Research Laboratory to examine the random flaws that arise during the process of powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.


Bradford Co. water quality improves; impacts rare near shale gas wells
06/12/2018

A new study of groundwater in a rural Pennsylvania county shows only rare instances of possible gas contamination amid an overall trend of improving water quality despite heavy Marcellus Shale development.


Researchers receive grant to manufacture metal parts for naval applications
06/08/2018

 Penn State researchers have received approximately $535,000 to install a state-of-the-art, "super-finishing lab" for 3D-printed metal parts.


EMS academic and alumni leaders create Open Doors Scholarships
06/07/2018

The Kump, Bryja and Schlosser families have stepped up for Penn State students through philanthropy.


Local tech startups vie for $10,000 in prizes
06/05/2018

Five technology startups presented their business ideas before a panel of judges and their peers with the hopes of winning up to $10,000 in prizes from Ben Franklin Technology Partners on May 29 at Innovation Park.


Retrofitting roofs in Pennsylvania's 'Rust Belt'
06/05/2018

Clive Randall is part of a team designing and testing new roofing material to stop leakage and produce energy in New Kensington.


Childhood dream to reality: ICS co-hire and volcanologist researches her passion
06/04/2018

Some children fantasize about growing up and being a doctor, police officer, dancer or a big Hollywood star, but Christelle Wauthier had a different career in mind.


Fighting for science in the era of 'fake news'
06/04/2018

When Michael Mann began his career, he was far more comfortable being in the lab than in the public eye. Over the past 20 years, he's found his voice and used it to stand up for peer-reviewed science amid attacks from corporations, legislators and the media.