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A 3D imaging technique unlocks properties of perovskite crystals

A team of materials scientists from Penn State, Cornell and Argonne National Laboratory have, for the first time, visualized the 3D atomic and electron density structure of the most complex perovskite crystal structure system decoded to date.

Penn State scientists among leaders in carbon cycle assessment

Penn State researchers were among a team of international scientists whose work on a new climate assessment of North America provides a better understanding of the carbon cycle.

Adding layers to Penn State's Nittany Lion pride

In 1942, Heinz Warneke sculpted the famous Nittany Lion Shrine from a 13-ton block of Indiana limestone. Seventy-six years later, the Penn State 3D Printing Club printed a multi-colored head of the Nittany Lion using 20 different filament materials.

3D printing eliminates undesirable trait in conventional superalloys

An undesirable trait found in traditionally processed superalloys does not exist in a 3D-printed, nickel-based superalloy, according to a team of materials scientists who think this could lead to new manufacturing techniques that allow for alloys with tailored properties.

Energy and Mineral Engineering to host Winter Open House for EMS faculty, staff

The John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) is hosting a Winter Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, in the Hosler Building. All faculty and staff in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences are invited to come to enjoy some holiday treats and visit with one another.

Penn State's Fuqing Zhang elected Fellow of American Geophysical Union

Professor Fuqing Zhang in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences has been elected as a 2018 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. Fellows are selected based on their exemplary leadership abilities and research contributions in the Earth and space fields.

'Eclectic Collections' exhibit features mix of Penn State museum offerings

Penn State's University Museum Consortium is hosting a public reception to celebrate Eclectic Collections, a collaborative exhibit between University museums and galleries. The reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Dec. 3 in the HUB-Robeson Center's Art Alley. The exhibit, which began in September, runs through Jan. 5, 2019.

Fires fueled spread of grasslands on ancient Earth

Ancient wildfires played a crucial role in the formation and spread of grasslands like those that now cover large parts of the Earth, according to scientists at Penn State and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Penn State researchers developing new technology to advance neuromodulation

Existing methods for recording and modulating neurons in the brain are either highly invasive or yield results with low spatiotemporal resolution. Mehdi Kiani, Dorothy Quiggle Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Penn State, is working to change that.

Researchers evaluate studies supporting state subsidies for nuclear plants

An intensive public debate is occurring in states with competitive electricity markets about the future of their existing nuclear generation plants. A team of Penn State researchers examined the set of studies that has been used in legislative discussions to provide evidence in support of subsidy programs.