Menu Close

Penn State

Penn State is a multi-campus public research university that educates students from Pennsylvania, the nation and the world. It improves the well-being and health of individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service.

Links

Displaying 1 - 20 of 692 articles

Massive gains in productivity haven’t led to more time free from work. J Studios/DigitalVision via Getty Images

Why is free time still so elusive?

In 1930, economist John Maynard Keynes famously predicted that within a century, the normal workweek would decrease to 15 hours. Why was he wrong?
Control towers at airports are only the most visible parts of the complex national air traffic control system. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Why AI can’t replace air traffic controllers

An air traffic safety expert explains why humans will remain central to managing the nation’s airports and airspace even as AI promises to improve air traffic control.
Some researchers predict social robots will become common in K-12 classrooms. selimaksan/E+ Collection/Getty Images

What social robots can teach America’s students

Social robots can be useful tools to help students learn about programming, but here’s why they won’t be replacing classroom teachers anytime soon.
Philadelphia’s neighborhoods are green and not so green. Marli Miller/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

More vulnerable people live in Philadelphia neighborhoods that are less green and get hotter

An interdisciplinary group of researchers at Penn State ran computer models on two Philadelphia census tracts. The neighborhood with more vulnerable residents was also hotter.
The sum is greater than the parts when researchers build an ensemble from multiple coordinated but independent models. Matteo Chinazzi

Pooling multiple models during COVID-19 pandemic provided more reliable projections about an uncertain future

Policymakers rely on models during uncertain times to figure out how their choices could affect the future. Over the pandemic, an ensemble of many COVID-19 models outperformed any one alone.

Authors

More Authors