A Pitch-Perfect Test For Bacterial Infection
Health & Medicine / Science & Technology

A Pitch-Perfect Test For Bacterial Infection

A pair of Drexel engineers is developing a new sensor that can detect one of the most challenging hospital-acquired infections easily, early and without expensive equipment. Wan and Wei-Heng Shih, professors in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems and College of Engineering, respectively, are using their expertise in piezoelectric sensor technology to … Continue reading

Is ‘Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’ The Modern-Day ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ ?
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Is ‘Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’ The Modern-Day ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ ?

In just over three weeks a mobile role-playing game featuring Kim Kardashian as your life coach has made more than $85 million and is projected to eclipse $200 million in sales by year’s end. While hitching a game to a rising star is a tried-and-tested business plan, the rapid success of this app likely has … Continue reading

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
Science & Technology

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.
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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