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Skyscraper Tetris

New High Score: Drexel Prof Beats His Own World Record With Giant 'Tetris' Game

Drexels Frank Lee has officially outdone himself. The man behind this spring’s giant game of "Tetris" — played on the north and south sides of Brandywine Realty Trust’s Cira Centre skyscraper — replaced his own name in the Guinness World Records ledger as the creator of the world’s “largest architectural videogame display.”

belly band prototype

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.

Science Carnival

Drexel's Rube Goldberg Device to Kickoff Weeklong Celebration of Science in Philadelphia

The press of a button triggering a chain reaction of more than 300 energy transfers will serve as the elaborate opening to the 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival. The harbinger of this year’s week of science excitement is a Rube Goldberg machine –a complex device designed to perform a simple task- built by Drexel engineering students with the goal of setting a world record.
ReMix Interactive

Music-Driven Light Show Showcases Local Student Talent and a Smartphone App Created with Drexel

Remix Interactive, a live orchestral performance featuring digitally remixed music and a high-tech light show created and produced by some of Philadelphia’s most talented high school students, will take place as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival on Sunday, April 27. The event will be held at 1:30 p.m. at World Café Live (3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia).
3401 innovation hub

Drexel and Science Center Announce New Collaborative Workspace Is Now Accepting Applications

Philadelphia’s newest shared workspace, the Innovation Center @3401, is accepting applications from tech startups and individuals who need office space and can benefit from a collaborative atmosphere.
Cira Tetris

Professor Following Up Skyscraper 'Pong' With Towering Game of 'Tetris'

In a follow-up to the world record-setting game of 'Pong' that kicked off Philly Tech Week in historic fashion last year, Drexel’s Frank Lee, PhD, founder of Drexel’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio, is planning an even bigger feat of video game hacking for the opening of this year’s celebration on April 4.

Rube Goldberg device

Students Shooting for World-Record Rube Goldberg Machine

What does a machine with more than 400 steps look like? You can find out during the Philadelphia Science Festival.

How-To Meets High-Tech In Drexel Engineers' Award-Winning Graphic

The team of Drexel University engineers who came up with a way to knit an energy storage device have now been recognized by the National Science Foundation for their skill in showing how they did it.
Laptop and iPad

Drexel Opens New App Development Lab with Gift from Bentley Systems

While many college students are attached to their smartphones, students at Drexel University are just as likely to be spending their screen time programming the next great app. Drexel students have already launched apps that help users explore museums, find scholarships or get involved on campus. Now, thanks to a generous gift from Bentley Systems, the University has established a dedicated space for app development.

3401 innovation hub

Drexel, University City Science Center and DreamIt Ventures Partner to Foster Innovation in Philadelphia

Drexel University, the University City Science Center and DreamIt Ventures are on a mission to support innovators and entrepreneurs in the Philadelphia region and have formed a strategic partnership that creates a hub for start-ups to test their wings and the capital that will support their continued growth.
Cira Centre Pong Game

It's Official: 'Cira Pong' Recognized as Guinness World Record

The dream of Drexel associate professor Frank Lee, PhD, that came to fruition in the form of a 29-story video game — Pong — played on the north facade of Brandywine Realty Tusts’s Cira Centre is now a world record. Guinness World Records officially recognized the event, which was held on April 19 and 24 as part of Philly Tech Week, as the “largest architectural videogame display.”

Michael Nutter and John Fry

The Philadelphia of the Future: Fry, Nutter on Drexel's Role in the City's Evolution

What will Philadelphia look like in 30 years, and what role will Drexel play in its transformation? President John Fry and Mayor Michael Nutter addressed these questions at last week's CityAge gathering at Drexel.