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Putting a New Spin on Computing Memory

Ever since computers have been small enough to be fixtures on desks and laps, their central processing has functioned something like an atomic Etch A Sketch, with electromagnetic fields pushing data bits into place to encode data. Unfortunately, the same drawbacks and perils of the mechanical sketch board have been just as pervasive in computing: making a change often requires starting from the beginning, and dropping the device could wipe out the memory altogether. As computers continue to shrink—moving from desks and laps to hands and wrists—memory has to become smaller, stable and more energy conscious. A group of researchers from Drexel University’s College of Engineering is trying to do just that with help from a new class of materials, whose magnetism can essentially be controlled by the flick of a switch.
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Using Viruses To Help Water Blow Off Steam

Legions of viruses that infect the leaves of tobacco plants could be the key to making power plants safer, heating and cooling of buildings more efficient, and electronics more powerful. These tiny protein bundles, which were once a threat to a staple cash crop of the nascent United States in the 1800s, are now helping researchers like Drexel University’s Matthew McCarthy, PhD, better understand and enhance the processes of boiling and condensation.
Peter Grice.

Co-op Experience Set Course for Drexel Grad’s 45-Year Career

Fifty years ago, Pete Grice was sure he knew exactly what he wanted to do, but with the help of a co-op through Drexel, he discovered his perfect career.
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Researchers Take a Closer Look at How a Material’s Behavior Changes as it Gets Smaller

To fully understand how nanomaterials behave, one must also understand the atomic-scale deformation mechanisms that determine their structure and, therefore, their strength and function. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, Drexel University and Georgia Tech have engineered a new way to observe and study these mechanisms and, in doing so, have revealed an interesting phenomenon in a well-known material, tungsten. The group is the first to observe atomic-level deformation twinning in body-centered cubic (BCC) tungsten nanocrystals.
Ellen Kullman, right, poses with the Engineering Leader of the Year Award and Drexel President John Fry. Photo by David Gehosky.

DuPont CEO Accepts Drexel Engineering Award

Ellen Kullman, the CEO of DuPont and chairwoman of its board of directors, was named Drexel’s 2015 Engineering Leader of the Year.
Wan Shih, PhD, a biomedical engineering professor recently granted a fellowship in the National Academy of Inventors

Curiosity Fuels Drexel Professor’s Prolific Inventing

Professor Wan Shih’s curiosity has turned into a prolific inventing career in which almost 30 patents are attached to her name, resulting in a fellowship with the National Academy of Inventors.
A student working at Dragon Hacks 2015.

Drexel Hosts, Wins Hardware Hackathon

Hosting a hackathon that utilized hardware instead of the usual software, a Drexel team using innovative controls for a drone rose above the rest.
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DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman Named Drexel's 2015 Engineering Leader of the Year

Drexel University’s College of Engineering will honor Ellen Kullman, chair of the Board and CEO of DuPont, as its 2015 Engineering Leader of the Year. Kullman, who will be recognized at a ceremony on Feb. 23, will join an esteemed group of engineering trailblazers who have received the award. 

A group of Drexel students are designing a transportation concept for Sydney, Australia as part of Disney's Imaginations contest.

Disney Internship at Stake in Design Contest

Campfire stories, high-speed trains and out-of-body experiences are all part of Drexel University students’ plan in an Imagineering contest for a Disney-themed transportation system of the future set in Sydney, Australia.
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How Long Can Ebola Survive Outside the Body?

Ebola is transmitted from person to person through bodily fluids, but Drexel researchers have found that there is not much information on how long the virus can live outside of the human body.
Drexel researchers are helping Alley Pond park in New York City join the U.S. Forest Service's Smart Forest Network, in hopes of better understanding urban ecosystems.

Drexel Helps New York City Park Plug Into Research

Researchers at Drexel are teaming with the U.S. Forest Service and New York City's Parks and Recreation Department to monitor the second-largest park in Queens to measure how pollution and the climate affect forests.
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Shaping the Future of Energy Storage With Conductive Clay

University scientists developed an improved, efficient method of creating the MXene material first invented at Drexel which will allow for increased energy storage and open possibilities for its use.