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 […]
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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 […]
Quick Take: Why is Legionnaire’s Disease Making a Comeback?
Legionnaire’s disease, a waterborne bacterial infection that got its name after an outbreak at a large American Legion gathering in Philadelphia just over 40 years ago, had been near elimination across much of the world […]
Drexel Experts Consider the Green New Deal
Unrealistic. Not ambitious enough. Too little, too late. Worth a shot? Already the subject of a great deal of conjecture and debate, the Green New Deal, a broad set of policy goals addressing environmental justice […]
Q+A: Why Wood Construction Is Making a Comeback
While it was one of the first and most common materials used to make things, when it comes to buildings larger than a log cabin, wood has been on the outs for more than a […]
Media Watch: Piecing Together What Happened to Southwest Flight 1380
In the aftermath of the disastrous engine failure on Southwest Flight 1380, that caused debris to puncture the fuselage, killing one passenger and forcing an emergency landing, the airline and the National Transportation Safety Board […]
Q+A: Protecting ‘The Process’ — What Makes Joel Embiid’s Mask So Indestructible?
Whether you think Joel Embiid’s mask is more Iron Man or Phantom of the Opera, one thing’s for sure — it’s strong. A collision with teammate Markelle Fultz near the end of the season sidelined […]
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 […]
Q+A: How Forces of Friction Can Decide Who Wins Gold at The Winter Olympics
No matter who ends up at the top of the podium, one thing all gold medalists in the Winter Olympics have in common is their mastery of friction. The defining characteristic of winter sports is […]
Media Watch: What’s the Best Grease For Thwarting Those Celebratory Climbers?
In preparation for the Eagles NFC Championship game, Philadelphia police greased up light poles and mailboxes around the city in hopes of preventing jubilant fans from climbing on them — a celebration that could lead […]