The last three years have been three of Philadelphia’s worst for traffic fatalities, according to the city’s Vision Zero annual traffic safety report. Citywide efforts in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Transpiration are attempting […]
Recent reports about new iPhone 15s overheating when running apps like Instagram and Uber have spurred Apple to release a patch in its next operating system to address the issue. While this issue is rooted […]
As battery-powered transportation, such as e-bikes, scooters and electric vehicles, become more widely used, the durability and performance of battery technology is increasingly being pushed to its limits. A spate of tragic e-bike fires in […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Architectural engineering expert Simi Hoque explains how the pandemic has affected our energy use and how to conserve energy when working from home.
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.
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 […]