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Next-Gen Virtual Reality is Latest Medium For Drexel’s Digital Storytellers
Arts & Culture / Science & Technology

Next-Gen Virtual Reality is Latest Medium For Drexel’s Digital Storytellers

Could you imagine abandoning a movie plot line in the theater when it gets boring? Or deciding to follow a different character when the protagonist is annoying you? Choose-your-own-adventure-style movies might be the next box office innovation according to an adjunct professor in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, who is using the … Continue reading

Looking Beyond the Numbers: Experts Can Comment on What Poverty Data Mean for U.S. Families
Community & Society / Experts

Looking Beyond the Numbers: Experts Can Comment on What Poverty Data Mean for U.S. Families

Today the U.S. Census Bureau released data on income, poverty and health insurance for 2013.  The data show that poverty continues to impact families and communities throughout the country. Despite the recession coming to an end officially in 2009, many Americans are still unable to make ends meet. Child hunger and poverty expert Mariana Chilton, … Continue reading

Dreadnoughtus schrani: Frequently Asked Questions on the Super-Massive Dinosaur
Science & Technology

Dreadnoughtus schrani: Frequently Asked Questions on the Super-Massive Dinosaur

In a scientific paper published in the journal Scientific Reports today, a Drexel-led team has described a new genus and species of dinosaur they have named Dreadnoughtus schrani. An overview of the discovery and its significance is available in the press release here. Below are answers to some commonly asked questions, placing Dreadnoughtus in the … Continue reading

“Unconscionable to Fail Our Children This Way”: Drexel’s Child Hunger Expert Available to Comment on USDA 2013 Household Food Security Data
Community & Society / Experts / Health & Medicine

“Unconscionable to Fail Our Children This Way”: Drexel’s Child Hunger Expert Available to Comment on USDA 2013 Household Food Security Data

Today the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service released its annual report on food security in the United States. In 2013, more than 49 million people in the U.S., including more than 16 million children, were living in food insecure households, meaning that they did not have access to enough food for … Continue reading

Drexel Experts Available to Discuss Recent Cyberattacks on U.S. Financial Institutions
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Drexel Experts Available to Discuss Recent Cyberattacks on U.S. Financial Institutions

This month a number of American banks, were breached by a series of sophisticated cyberattacks. Most recently, an attack on JP Morgan allowed the perpetrators to retrieve gigabytes of data including checking and savings account information. The F.B.I. has intervened to investigate these attacks on U.S. financial institutions, indicating to some experts that these coordinated attacks could be … Continue reading

Is Watching Video Games a New National Pastime?
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Is Watching Video Games a New National Pastime?

While it might not have the same nostalgia as a trip to the ballpark, gathering around to watch someone play a video game has been happening since the age of arcades in the 1970s. This week, a company called Twitch, that lets audiences around the world watch people play video games, sold to Amazon for … Continue reading