Drexel Snapshot: Walking Fossil Fish Tiktaalik Hits the Road
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Drexel Snapshot: Walking Fossil Fish Tiktaalik Hits the Road

Nunavut fossils packed up in the Subaru and heading back to Canada today. #tiktaalik #acadnatsci #drexelcoas A photo posted by Ted Daeschler (@teddaeschler) on Jun 22, 2015 at 9:17am PDT Paleontologists Ted Daeschler, of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, and Neil Shubin, of the University of Chicago, hit the road today on … Continue reading

Quick Take: What Jurassic World Got Wrong (and Right) About Dinosaurs
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Quick Take: What Jurassic World Got Wrong (and Right) About Dinosaurs

“Jurassic World,” the long-awaited sequel to the movie “Jurassic Park,” shattered box office records in its opening weekend. But has it had comparable gargantuan success in improving viewers’ knowledge about what dinosaurs were really like? “’Jurassic World’ is not a textbook; it’s not a peer-reviewed paper. It’s a fun summer monster movie, and on that … Continue reading

Building a Digital Library Over a Dial-Up Connection
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Building a Digital Library Over a Dial-Up Connection

Slow connections, limited bandwidth, intermittent power and the occasional monsoon are just a few of the obstacles to overcome while you’re trying to build a digital health information repository for clinics in rural Uganda. Right now, health data in Kampala, the nation’s capital and largest city, is kept in massive, 11-by-17-inch books at rural clinics … Continue reading

No Couch Necessary: Digital Media Program Showcases Top Games and Animations For Your Playing, Viewing Pleasure
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No Couch Necessary: Digital Media Program Showcases Top Games and Animations For Your Playing, Viewing Pleasure

The students who made a video game where you can save kittens in space, and help real cats on Earth as well, have taken an insidious turn with their second mobile game offering: Malevolence, Inc. This time they’ve cast players as employees at a company (that we can safely assume is up to no good) … Continue reading

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