Penn State scientists helped construct the largest 3-D map of the universe, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which is responsible for the imaging of over 200-million galaxies. Using BOSS technology (Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey), Data Release 9 -- the most recent release -- has shown the positions of 800,000 new galaxies, quasars, and stars, bringing the total to over 1.35 million.
Penn State graduate The ‘U’ released a mixtape titled #NoDaysOff last week. I listened to this mixtape in full as a long time hip- hop head. Before you dismiss me as some hipster (I am), know that I can elaborate in great detail on the different styles of Big Pun, Big L, and Biggie Smalls. Now that credibility is out of the way, on to the actual music.
The day after Dayglow's first concert in State College, I saw a girl in class the next morning who still had the neon paint on her shoes. I asked her how she liked the event. “It was fun,” she replied, “if you wanted to get raped.” She was a little too serious, but we both laughed. The comment got me thinking about something that I've noticed before. Find out what it is after the jump.
The world is full of patterns. As engineering students, we are expected to be able to see these patterns and investigate accordingly. But maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea to break our own daily patterns once in a while and learn something interesting (that we won't be tested on) while we're at it.
Dr. Subra Suresh, with the support of three renowned Penn State researchers, headlined the Nelson W. Taylor Lecture in Materials yesterday. This year's theme was Materials Frontiers, where it was clear that the future of research lies in the ongoing collaboration between scientists of different specializations.
Later this week, three of our own faculty, along with a distinguished speaker, will be giving talks on the future of their respective fields as part of the 2012 Nelson W. Taylor Lecture.