Most Americans have supported the idea of using more renewable energy sources, less fossil fuels and being less wasteful for some time. But a big key to untethering ourselves from current consumption habits – like […]
Author: Britt Faulstick
Q+A: Take ‘Me’ Out to the Ballgame — How FOX Sports Is Filling Stadiums with Virtual Fans During the Pandemic
Baseball is back, but COVID-19 is keeping fans safely at home. To help television audiences adjust to the new normal during the pandemic-shortened baseball season, some teams are seating cardboard cutouts of their fans, for […]
Q+A: What Is The Pandemic Teaching Us About Confronting Climate Change?
One small bright spot amid the clouds of the COVID-19 pandemic is the worldwide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions — the result of stay-at-home orders curtailing car travel. Though many experts expect these gains in […]
Q+A: Why Ventilation is Critical for Offices and Restaurants Reopening During the Pandemic
Over the last few months public health guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has called on people to wash hands, stifle sneezes, wear masks and keep their distance — measures to contain particles expelled […]
Media Watch: Understanding the Risk of COVID-19 Transmission Indoors
As businesses begin to reopen cautiously across the country people must weigh the risk of returning to these enclosed spaces amid the pandemic. Research is beginning to indicate that maintaining physical distancing and limiting time […]
Quick Take: Environmental Engineers Can Help Us Understand How COVID-19 Travels
Around the world people are staying inside, keeping their distance from others, washing hands and sterilizing surfaces in hopes of slowing the spread of COVID-19. To understand why these measures are necessary and what others […]
Q+A: Organizing the .orgs — Who Should Be Keeper of the Domain?
Three little letters are causing a big stir this month — sought-after ones at the end of a web URL that seemingly bless a site with the credibility of non-profit status: “.org.” While anyone can […]
Q+A: A Sonic Makeover — How Visual Effects Artists Fixed the Famous Hedgehog’s Look After Fans’ Outcry Delayed His Movie Debut
When Paramount Pictures released the trailer for its “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie last summer the response to the live- action/computer-generated imagery adaptation of the popular video game was not good, to say the least. So […]
Q+A: Are Nanomaterials Ready to Save the World?
A comprehensive analysis of two decades-worth of research on how nanomaterials are being used to improve energy storage technology, published in the latest edition of Science, suggests that they will play an important role in […]
Haunting a House: Drexel’s VR Experts Help to Raise the Dead at Philly’s Newest Halloween Attraction
This month people who love getting scared will have another option for getting their frights in Philadelphia. With some help from researchers and students in Westphal College’s Immersive Research Lab, renowned performance art and dance […]