On The Road Again…This Time, It’s For Air Quality Testing
Science & Technology

On The Road Again…This Time, It’s For Air Quality Testing

“Have idea, will travel” … while it’s not Drexel’s official slogan (yet) you could be forgiven if you think so. Over the last few years it seems as though research-on-wheels has become one of the university’s specialties. Add air quality to a list of mobile labs that already includes arts education and autism testing. Whether … Continue reading

Building a Better Battery With Tanks of Slurry
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Building a Better Battery With Tanks of Slurry

The biggest drawback preventing widespread use of renewable energy isn’t cloudy, wind-free days. It’s actually the relative stubbornness of the batteries used to store the energy generated by the solar panels and windmills. They fill up too quickly, but don’t discharge the energy quickly enough. They don’t last very long and are expensive to replace. … Continue reading

How Can You Make Science News Better? Ask a Historian or Sociologist of Science.
Community & Society / Health & Medicine / Science & Technology

How Can You Make Science News Better? Ask a Historian or Sociologist of Science.

Red wine is bad for you again. Pesticides are killing the bees. Wait a few days, and the bees are doing better than we thought. If you weren’t paying attention to the news a few weeks back, you might have missed all that. If you were paying attention, you’re probably confused. The nuanced reality of … Continue reading

Drexel Environmental Engineering Expert Available to Discuss President’s Plan For Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions
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Drexel Environmental Engineering Expert Available to Discuss President’s Plan For Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions

President Barak Obama’s proposal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent by the year 2030 has been characterized as one the most ambitious attempts by the government to curtail pollution since the Clean Air Act of 1970. Announced on Monday by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, the proposal targets coal-fired power plants, which … Continue reading

Saving Cats in Outer Space – How Drexel Students Designed a Mobile Game That Supports Animal Welfare on Earth, Too
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Saving Cats in Outer Space – How Drexel Students Designed a Mobile Game That Supports Animal Welfare on Earth, Too

Kittens are floating off into the cosmos and you’re their only hope. Sheer terror collides with utter cuteness in a mobile game designed by students in Drexel’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio. But Galactickitties, the first offering by student startup Sweet Roll Studio, LLC, is more than just a furry take on Gravity. It’s an experiment in … Continue reading

Found in Translation – Taking Science to Society
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Found in Translation – Taking Science to Society

Ever wonder how universities help to create the cutting-edge medical devices and technologies you might see in the hospital or your doctor’s offices? This week Drexel offers an inside look at the process of taking scientific research from the lab to the world. Biomedical Engineering Week, from May 19-22, is the University’s inaugural celebration of … Continue reading

A New Perch For Wireless Research
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A New Perch For Wireless Research

A 19-and-a-half-foot antenna just got the best view on Drexel University’s campus. Mounted atop the 205-foot Millennium Hall dormitory, the mast designed by a group of electrical engineers from Drexel, will give researchers a perfect vantage point to test out theories of wireless networking that could do much more than boost your cellular reception. The … Continue reading

With “Your Inner Fish”, Tiktaalik Gets Its Close-Up—On TV, Online and in Philly
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With “Your Inner Fish”, Tiktaalik Gets Its Close-Up—On TV, Online and in Philly

It’s almost time for Tiktaalik roseae to make another appearance on television. Tiktaalik is already extremely famous for an ancient fish fossil. It’s one of the best-known transitional species between fish that swim in the water and the first vertebrates to walk on land. It was first unearthed from Devonian-era rocks in the Canadian Arctic … Continue reading