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Op-Ed: Game changer — Wearable bio sensors printed on skin

University Park - Old-style skin sensors are cumbersome, tough on patients and medical staff, high maintenance, and expensive. New printable bio sensors from Penn State University and Harbin Institute of Technology are about to change the game forever.

Scientists say spicy food lovers are also thrill seekers

University Park - Some like it hot, hot, hot. That phrase can be used to describe someone who enjoys hot weather or it can be used to describe someone who enjoys hot food.

3 ex-Penn State officials face key hearing in Sandusky scandal

Harrisburg - A judge on Monday will decide if there is enough evidence to warrant a trial on charges involving Jerry Sandusky against three ex-Penn State administrators, including former President Graham B. Spanier, in hiding sexual abuse allegations for a decade.

New star system discovered in Earth's backyard

A professor at Penn State’s Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds has discovered a binary star system comprising a pair of brown dwarf stars, just 6.5 light years from the Sun. In astronomical terms, the new system is in Earth's backyard.

Molecule that causes cancer cells to 'commit suicide' discovered

University Park - Researchers from Penn State University have identified a molecule which, when introduced to the TRAIL protein, causes cancer cells to "commit suicide".

Sandusky housed with death row inmates to serve out sentence

With concerns for his well-being, disgraced former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky was transferred to Greene State Prison which houses most of the state's death row inmates.

International team finds evidence of aging star devouring planet

State College - An international team of astronomers has discovered the first evidence of a planet being devoured by its aging star. As the star expanded, it eventually swallowed the entire planet, which is similar to what shall happen to Earth in a few billion years.

Op-Ed: Sandusky is a dead man walking

Bellefonte - Jerry Sandusky, turn and face the warden. Now a 45-time convicted child abuser, Sandusky will spend the rest of his days slaving in a gulag of his own bent thoughts, buried behind steel bars and walls which guarantee that he will never harm another child.
 

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The diagram shows the locations of star systems closest to our Sun along with dates of discovery.The...
The diagram shows the locations of star systems closest to our Sun along with dates of discovery.The binary system WISE J104915.57-531906 is the third nearest system to the Sun, and the closest one found in a century.
Credit: Janella Williams, Penn State University.
This image is an artist s conception of the binary system WISE J104915.57-531906 with the Sun in the...
This image is an artist's conception of the binary system WISE J104915.57-531906 with the Sun in the background
Credit: Janella Williams, Penn State University.
This is the future of bio sensors  in its first incarnation as printable tech.
This is the future of bio sensors, in its first incarnation as printable tech.
Ling Zhang, Penn State/Cheng Lab and Harbin Institute of Technology

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