Drexel Snapshot: Mongolian and Philly Teens Meet at the Museum
Science & Technology

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

Drexel Snapshot: What Can Venetian ‘High Water’ Teach Us About Climate Resiliency?
Experts / Science & Technology

Drexel Snapshot: What Can Venetian ‘High Water’ Teach Us About Climate Resiliency?

Drexel environmental engineering professor Franco Montalto, PhD, is on sabbatical in Venice, where he’s getting a close look at the effects of climate on the urban ecosystem. Montalto, who designs, installs and monitors green infrastructure as part of his research, describes his encounter with Venice’s acqua alta phenomenon during his first week there and how … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot: Capacitive Yarn Makes the Cover of Advanced Energy Materials
Science & Technology

Drexel Snapshot: Capacitive Yarn Makes the Cover of Advanced Energy Materials

The Feb. 18 edition of the journal Advanced Energy Materials featured a graphic illustrating the materials science behind Drexel’s capacitive yarn and textiles for energy storage. The cover story, which describes the process of making capacitive yarn—yarn that can store electricity, was authored by College of Engineering doctoral student Kristy Jost, along with Drexel’s Yury … Continue reading

Why is This Weevil #BlueandBlack? And How Do We Know?
Community & Society / Science & Technology

Why is This Weevil #BlueandBlack? And How Do We Know?

Do you see blue and black here? The insect pictured above is a weevil from the genus Eupholus, a specimen in the entomology collection of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. You’re looking at this blue and black (and partly iridescent green) weevil today because we’re making a shameless ploy for attention on … Continue reading

Q+A: Are We Wasting Our Energy (And Land) on Biofuels?
Business & Law / Science & Technology

Q+A: Are We Wasting Our Energy (And Land) on Biofuels?

A recent report by the World Resources Institute suggesting that policy changes are necessary in Western countries to phase out the use of agricultural land for growing crops that will be made into biofuels. In the United States alone, 30-40 percent of corn crops are being converted to fuel additives. But the report indicates that … Continue reading