Drexel Snapshot: Giant, Underwater Spear From Revolutionary War to be Recreated in Drexel Lab
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Drexel Snapshot: Giant, Underwater Spear From Revolutionary War to be Recreated in Drexel Lab

This massive, iron-tipped spear was affixed to the bottom of the Delaware River during the Revolutionary War to thwart British ships intending to invade Philadelphia. More than two centuries later, the giant spike—which was pulled from the murky depths of the river about eight years ago—is being recreated in a Drexel lab. Using a CNC … Continue reading

Asteroid Crash Kicked Off Mega-Volcano in the Process that Killed Dinosaurs, According to New Study
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Asteroid Crash Kicked Off Mega-Volcano in the Process that Killed Dinosaurs, According to New Study

When an enormous asteroid struck Earth 66 million years ago, a planet-wide quake shook the magma plumbing of a massive, active volcano—radically changing the style of volcanic eruption in one of the planet’s rarest, largest lava flows. This is the sequence of events supported by a new study published last week in the Geological Society … Continue reading

Quick Take: Dov Jaron, A Pioneer of Biomedical Engineering at Drexel
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Quick Take: Dov Jaron, A Pioneer of Biomedical Engineering at Drexel

“I think that you learn a great deal from what other people do and you come up with ideas you never thought could be applicable to your own specialty.” – Dov Jaron, PhD, (IEEE Xplore, Feb. 2015) Dov Jaron, PhD, Calhoun Distinguished Professor of Engineering in Medicine in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and … Continue reading

Could Recycling Wastewater Solve California’s Water Problem?
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Could Recycling Wastewater Solve California’s Water Problem?

California is currently in the midst of a four-year drought. And after record-low snowfalls over the winter, Gov. Jerry Brown imposed water use restrictions for the first time in the state’s history. His plan to conserve water includes the imposition of a 25-percent reduction on local water-supplying agencies. This means residents will have to adjust … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot: Geology Class Digs into Earth Science on Instagram
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Drexel Snapshot: Geology Class Digs into Earth Science on Instagram

GEO 103 class characterizing the nature of the sediments of the Cohansey Formation in the NJ Pinelands. #geo103rocks #drexelcoas #acadnatsci #talkinboutrocks A photo posted by Ted Daeschler (@teddaeschler) on Apr 18, 2015 at 12:29pm PDT On a beautiful spring day, it’s not unusual for college students to ask to hold class outside. But this spring … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot: Mongolian and Philly Teens Meet at the Museum
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Drexel Snapshot: Mongolian and Philly Teens Meet at the Museum

This week, five teenage girls from Mongolia are in Philadelphia exploring the city and learning about natural sciences halfway around the world from their home. Since the fall, they have been part of a group of teens in Mongolia participating in a program at the National Museum of Mongolia in which they collaborate online with … Continue reading