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Plastic dome coated with a new antireflection coating (right), and uncoated dome (left). IMAGE: GIEBINK LAB/PENN STATE

Antireflection coating makes plastic invisible

Scientists at the Penn State have developed a new type of Antireflection coating that could potentially improve existing coatings to the extent that it can make...
This image, taken with Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2in 1995, shows the orange-red rings surrounding Supernova 1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The glowing debris of the supernova explosion, which occurred in February 1987, is at the center of the inner ring. The small white square indicates the location of the STIS aperture used for the new far-ultraviolet observation.

How hot are atoms in the shock wave of an exploding star?

Scientists at the Penn State have developed a new technique to measure the temperature of atoms during the explosive death of a star. Scientists combined...
The mystery involved a spontaneous gene mutation that causes red pigments to show up in various corn plant tissues for a few generations and then disappear in subsequent progeny. IMAGE: SURINDER CHOPRA RESEARCH GROUP/PENN STATE

Unraveling of 58-year-old corn gene mystery may have plant-breeding implications

Scientists snow have successfully solved a six-decades-old mystery of corn- why red pigments appear on corn sometimes. They solved the mystery while discovering a mutant gene...
Researchers at Penn State found negative mood is associated with higher levels of inflammation, inspiring future research to investigate how daily interventions can improve mood. IMAGE: GETTY IMAGES SPUKKATO

Negative mood signals body’s immune response

Negative mood can be both a consequence of chronic unresolved stress and a behavioral way of influencing those around us. Because of the complicated...
A high BMI throughout childhood is associated with negative health outcomes in adulthood including obesity, cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, according to researchers in a paper, in Eating Behaviors. IMAGE: GETTY IMAGES/ENERGYY

Girls who gain weight rapidly at childhood are more likely to be obese at...

High childhood BMI, especially in girls, is linked to obesity at the age of 24. This new discovery enlights the importance of prevention in childhood and...
Jian Yang with Ph.D. student Chuying Ma displaying a bendable citrate-based material for bone repair. IMAGE: WALT MILLS / PENN STATE

Citrate based biomaterial fuel bone treatment with low rejection

Scientists used a material based on a natural product of bones and citrus fruit, called citrate to provide the extra energy that stem cells need...
A safer heart pump is important for patients with serious heart disease because they are commonly used as a bridge-to-transplant for patients waiting for a heart. The less time on a heart pump, the better, given the stroke and blood clot risk

Building a safer heart pump

The heart pumps, also known as a ventricular assist device to support heart function and blood flow in people who have weakened hearts. The...
Optimizing technologies to detect cancer cell mutations

Optimizing technologies to detect cancer cell mutations

Cancer cells frequently have transformations in their DNA that can give researchers hints about how the tumor began or which treatment might be best....
Artist's conception of a planet covered with a global ocean. A new study finds that these water worlds could maintain stable climates and perhaps sustain life

Water world planets could have stable climate, perhaps support life, study

According to a new study by the University of Chicago and Penn State, planets with water worlds could maintain surface conditions as like as...

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