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February

  • A depiction of black holes merging and the gravitational waves that emit from them.

    Building Toward Discovery: Drexel Professor’s Role in Finding Gravitational Waves

    February 22, 2016

    Sometimes, science is about chipping away at the big questions. One Drexel physics professor recently got credit for his role in developing a big answer.

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  • Kenneth Lacovara, PhD unearthing Dreadnaughtus

    How to Build a Flexing Robotic Dinosaur Limb In Seven ‘Easy’ Steps

    February 17, 2016

    With their discovery of Dreadnoughtus schrani in 2014, a team of Drexel University researchers unearthed not only the most complete skeleton of a new species of supermassive dinosaur, but also a trove of research opportunities. One of the first of these endeavors to take shape at Drexel is an effort to better understand how the dinosaur might have moved.

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  • New research by Drexel University and Arizona State University reveals that the burst of electricity from a stun gun can impair a person’s ability to remember and process information.

    Taser Shock Disrupts Brain Function, Has Implications for Police Interrogations

    February 04, 2016

    New research from a first-of-its-kind human study by Drexel University and Arizona State University reveals that the burst of electricity from a stun gun can impair a person’s ability to remember and process information. In a randomized control trial, participants were subjected to Taser shocks and tested for cognitive impairment. Some showed short-term declines in cognitive functioning comparable to dementia, raising serious questions about the ability of police suspects to understand their rights at the point of arrest.

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  • Scott Knowles and Richardson Dilworth

    Employee Spotlight: Scott Knowles & Richardson Dilworth

    February 04, 2016

    Professors Scott Knowles and Richardson Dilworth are reliving Drexel’s entire 125 years of existence in a new book and online oral history that will be unveiled later this year, to coincide with the anniversary of Drexel’s founding in 1891. 

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