Spotting patterns among patient records can allow physicians to better diagnose and treat their patients. With access to more records, and more time to parse them, it’s possible that these health care providers could identify […]
Author: Britt Faulstick
Q+A: What the Writers Guild Strike Tells Us About the State of the Entertainment Industry
More than 11,000 television and film writers stopped working last week after failing to reach a new contract agreement with the studios that churn out movies, cable and streaming shows. The Writers Guild of America […]
Q+A: The Legacy of Tetris
Nine years ago this month, thousands of people gathered at Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to play Tetris on the LED array on the 29-story Cira Centre skyscraper more than […]
Q+A: Understanding a Water Contamination Scare
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.
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.