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Drone technology could bear fruit for farms

Off a beaten path near Whitehall Road, Mitchell Lester is flying a not-so-secret mission. Though his aircraft, a DJI Phantom 3 Pro, is named after a ghost, the cloudless day provides little cover as it dips and darts over miles of farmland.

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Penn State alumni rally around Nate Parker

“Birth of a Nation” star-writer-director Nate Parker was defended by other Penn State alumni on Thursday. Parker remains in the heart of a controversy surrounding a 1999 allegation of sexual misconduct. Parker faced trial and was acquitted, but the allegations rose again as his movie gained accolades and approaches an October release date.

Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Judge issues split decision in Paterno v. NCAA case

Judge John Leete gave the Joe Paterno estate some points and others to law firm Pepper Hamilton in his ruling posted Friday. Leete said Penn State cannot claim attorney-client privilege regarding Freeh, Sporkin and Sullivan employment for the investigation of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, but said Pepper Hamilton could claim work product privilege for some of its disputed documents.

Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Sandusky, former attorneys testify in PCRA hearing

Jerry Sandusky, former Penn State football coach, testified in the Centre County Courthouse on Friday, discussing his trial and Matt Sandusky. Jerry Sandusky’s former attorney Joe Amendola testified that he did not prepare his client for an interview with Bob Costas, which Sandusky’s appeals attorney Al Lindsay claims hurt Sandusky’s defense case in his criminal trial.

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These self-healing textiles could be the cloak of invincibility of the future

Using squid tentacles, a Penn State research team has succeeded in creating self-healing textiles. Their crucible, a reactor analogous to those used in the fermentation process for alcohol, churns out a Nutella-like paste teeming with bacteria. The bacteria produce a protein tinkered to the exact specifications of its maker.
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These self-healing textiles could be the cloak of invincibility of the future 0:52

These self-healing textiles could be the cloak of invincibility of the future

Video: Penn State's Mike the Mailman retires after 48 years 2:38

Video: Penn State's Mike the Mailman retires after 48 years

Video: Penn State's Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event 0:54

Video: Penn State's Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event

VIDEO: Thon No Hair, Don't Care event 0:46

VIDEO: Thon No Hair, Don't Care event