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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.
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Bending -But Not Breaking- In Search of New Materials

Making a paper airplane in school used to mean trouble. Today it signals a promising discovery in materials science research that could help next-generation technology –like wearable energy storage devices- get off the ground. Researchers at Drexel University and Dalian University of Technology in China have chemically engineered a new, electrically conductive nanomaterial that is flexible enough to fold, but strong enough to support many times its own weight. They believe it can be used to improve electrical energy storage, water filtration and radiofrequency shielding in technology from portable electronics to coaxial cables.
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Drexel Engineers' 3D Movie Theater Puts Microbiologists Inside the Petri Dish

For hundreds of years biologists have studied cells through the lens of a microscope. With a little help from a team of engineers at Drexel University, these scientists could soon be donning 3-D glasses in a home-theater-like lab to take their own fantastic voyage into the petri dish.
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Philadelphia Orchestra to Premiere Drexel-Designed Interactive Concert App for Mobile Devices

The Philadelphia Orchestra, in collaboration with engineers from Drexel University’s Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center, is launching a mobile app that will change the way audiences experience musical performances.
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Drexel and Lockheed Martin Partner to Develop Engineering Leadership Program 

Drexel University and Lockheed Martin are working together to nurture the engineering students who show an acuity for leadership. The corporation is partnering with the University’s College of Engineering to create the Lockheed Martin Engineering Leadership Program, a track of courses, activities, mentoring and experiences designed to help students identify and develop their leadership abilities.
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Genevieve Dion Named 'Scientist of the Year' at 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards

Drexel University’s Genevieve Dion, an associate professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was named “Scientist of the Year” at the 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards in recognition of her groundbreaking work in developing wearable technology.

Three Drexel Faculty Members on Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers List

Three Drexel University faculty members earned the distinction of being ranked among the most cited researchers in their respective fields according to Thomson Reuters’ “Highly Cited Researchers 2014” list. Gordon Richards, PhD, a professor in theCollege of Arts and Sciences, Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Trustee Chair professor in the College of Engineering, and Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences, were included on the list of 3,215 distinguished researchers compiled by the international media and information company.
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Drexel Faculty, Students Among Nominees For 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards

The annual Philadelphia Geek Awards have once again recognized the work of Drexel University’s faculty and students as some of the best examples of the city’s vibrant geek community over the past year.

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Style Meets Engineering in Drexel's Smart Fabric Belly Band

Tummy snugging maternity wear could soon be giving expecting parents peace of mind in addition to stylishly securing waistlines. Researchers at Drexel University are combining fashion design with wireless technology to produce a belly band that will be able to monitor uterine contractions and fetal heart rate in real time.

A multi-nozzle 3D printer, invented by Sun's lab, allows researchers to grow living, 3D models of cancer tumors.

Engineering Breakthrough Will Allow Cancer Researchers to Create Living Tumors With a 3D Printer

Drexel’s Wei Sun, PhD, Albert Soffa chair professor in the College of Engineering, has devised a method for 3D printing tumors that could soon be taking cancer research out of the petri dish.