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

Celebrating 30 Years of Block-Stacking Bliss With a 29-Story Game of Tetris
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Celebrating 30 Years of Block-Stacking Bliss With a 29-Story Game of Tetris

Somewhere between the planning and coding of the last month, the serendipitous timing of Frank Lee’s towering game of Tetris was brought to our attention: The skyscraper-sized iteration of the classic game is actually taking place 30 years after Tetris was first coded. And what better place could there be to spend a 30th birthday … Continue reading

Students’ Virtual Salvage Project Could Save a Sinking Ship
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Students’ Virtual Salvage Project Could Save a Sinking Ship

Ever wondered what it would have been like to take a tour of the Titanic before its disastrous maiden voyage? While the demise of the legendary ship has long been a tragic allegory, its ocean-liner kin, the SS United States has been sinking in its own slow and painful way for almost two decades. Docked … Continue reading

Candy Crush’s Latest Saga: Going Public
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Candy Crush’s Latest Saga: Going Public

King Digital Entertainment, a London-based gaming company, announced this week that it will take the company public in an attempt to capitalize on the wild popularity of its game Candy Crush Saga. The free-to-play mobile game ritually entrances its 93 million daily players by challenging them to match three candies in a row. It was … Continue reading

‘Forget the Fireplace’ – Engineers’ Tips For an Energy Efficient, Warm Winter
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‘Forget the Fireplace’ – Engineers’ Tips For an Energy Efficient, Warm Winter

As you’re bundling up this winter, reaching for the thermostat and waiting anxiously for spring, here are a few tips from a pair of Drexel building engineers on how to stay warm AND energy efficient this winter. 1. Tightening the envelope: Window insulator kits are widely available at local hardware stores and online.  If you have an … Continue reading

The Measure of a Robot: DRC-Hubo Put to the Test at DARPA Robotics Challenge
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The Measure of a Robot: DRC-Hubo Put to the Test at DARPA Robotics Challenge

After more than a year of preparation a Drexel-led team of robotics engineers engaged in an intense two days of trying an erring at the DARPA Robotics Challenge. While the DRC-Hubo team came up short of the ultimate prize, a top-eight finish and additional funding from DARPA, the engineers learned a great deal while putting … Continue reading

Taking Code to the Classroom
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Taking Code to the Classroom

Drexel begins its early observance of the National Computer Science Education Week by hosting a variety of events from a computer programming competition to a workshop on making video games. One project could have an impact that lasts well beyond the week of computer science celebration. Classes of sixth, seventh and eighth graders at St. … Continue reading