A number of Drexel University researchers helped the public better understand what happened and the city’s response during the week – shedding light on health risks associated with the chemical that leaked from a latex plant in Bucks County into a tributary of the Delaware; Philadelphia’s water testing and treatment process; and the city’s emergency response procedures.
Author: Britt Faulstick
Q+A: Could Wastewater Surveillance Help Us Spot The Next Pandemic?
A number of cities across the country have been using regular testing of sewage to spot genetic signs of COVID-19 and other diseases. The process, called wastewater surveillance, gives municipalities an edge in responding to […]
Q+A: What’s Preventing More Close-Calls on Airport Runways?
Two planes missed colliding on the runway at New York’s JFK Airport by about 1,000 feet last week. With hundreds of flights arriving and departing the airport each day, even the smallest miscommunication or misunderstanding […]
Q+A: A Year After Surfside, Are Our Buildings and Infrastructure Any Safer?
In the aftermath of tragedies, like last year’s collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo complex in Surfside Florida, conversations inevitably shift to gleaning some lesson amid the sadness and chaos, a kernel of wisdom […]
Q+A: Is This The Metaverse?
Taking a break from reality and stepping into a world where you have a little more control over things probably sounds pretty good right now. Tech companies, like the one formerly known as Facebook, think […]
Q+A: Could Information Literacy Lessons Fix Our ‘Information Disorder’ Crisis?
People have been getting it wrong or flat-out lying since they were old enough to play “whisper down the lane” or “telephone” at recess. Now that the story is being passed tweet by retweet and […]
Q+A: How Does Working from Home Change the Way We Use and Conserve Energy?
Architectural engineering expert Simi Hoque explains how the pandemic has affected our energy use and how to conserve energy when working from home.
Q+A: Learning From the Tragic Collapse of Surfside, Florida’s Champlain Towers South Could Save Lives and Make Buildings Safer Across the country
Drexel College of Engineering structural engineering expert Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD, discusses how building safety and inspection codes and policies are likely to change in light of the tragic collapse of Champlain Towers South.
Q+A: Are NFTs Changing the Business of Art, or Making a Parody of It?
Whether they are just the latest iteration of cryptocurrency speculation, or a revolutionary financial development for creators, nonfungible tokens (NFTs) have undeniably spurred a great deal of conversation about the nature and possibility of a new currency system.
Q+A: How Will COVID-19 Change Building Ventilation Standards?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated guidance to acknowledge that COVID-19 is primarily being spread through the air we breathe. While research has indicated as much for quite some time, the formal […]