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 […]
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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: 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: 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: 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 […]
Q+A: How Can We Change the Face of Technology?
Access to technology has undeniably improved over the last decade, but that has not resulted in greater diversity among the leadership and workforce of the tech industry. Silicon Valley is notoriously dominated by white, male […]
Media Watch: A Real Super Material Almost as Amazing as Black Panther’s Vibranium
In Marvel’s recent blockbuster Black Panther, the material behind the hero’s super powers is a substance called Vibranium. In the movie, this meteorite material has the ability to store vast amounts of energy and absorb […]
Quick Take: The Danger of Rolling Back Building Standards in Areas Vulnerable to Flooding
On Aug. 15, President Trump signed an executive order on infrastructure, which includes provisions to roll back building standards that require consideration of climate change and sea-level rise for construction projects in areas that are […]
Media Watch: Want to Know What’s in Your Water?
The nonprofit watchdog Environmental Working Group recently released a database that compiled publicly available information from water testing programs at more than 50,000 water utility operators across the country from 2010-2015. Its premise is that […]
The Measure of a Dancer
A spin, a lift, the tilt of a leg, the extension of an arm – dance can be broken down into its elemental form, but the ability to combine those elements to produce a beautiful […]