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

      Drexel Students Vying to Design Disney-Themed Urban Transportation System

      December 22, 2014

      Campfire stories, high-speed trains and out-of-body experiences are all part of Drexel University students’ plan for a Disney-themed transportation system of the future set in Sydney, Australia. This vision is one of six finalists in Disney’s Imaginations design competition. The students will present their idea to a panel of judges in hopes of taking home a $3,000 first-place prize and the opportunity to intern at Walt Disney Imagineering –the creative design team behind those world-famous theme parks and attractions.

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    • biosafety

      How Long Can Ebola Survive Outside the Body?

      December 11, 2014

      The Ebola virus travels from person to person through direct contact with infected body fluids. But how long can the virus survive on glass surfaces or countertops? How long can it live in wastewater when liquid wastes from a patient end up in the sewage system? In an article published Dec. 9 in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters, Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor in Drexel University’s College of Engineering and head of the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department, and a team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, review the latest research to find answers to these questions.

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    • 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

      December 03, 2014

      From air and soil temperature to precipitation to solar radiation and phenology, data collected at Alley Pond Park in Queens, New York by a collaboration of scientists from Drexel University, U.S. Forest Service, NYC Parks and Recreation may contribute to making urban forests—and perhaps their rural/wildland cousins too—healthier and more resilient. 

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    • Puppy Pawlooza

      Puppy Pawlooza: Stressed Students Can Relax with Therapy Dogs

      December 01, 2014

      It’s that time of year again when puppies take over Drexel University. Keeping with the recently established University tradition, the beloved Puppy Pawlooza event will be held prior to finals week to offer students the cutest form of stress release.

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    • conductive clay

      Shaping the Future of Energy Storage With Conductive Clay

      November 26, 2014

      In the race to find materials of ever increasing thinness, surface area and conductivity to make better performing battery electrodes, a lump of clay might have just taken the lead. Materials scientists from Drexel University’s College of Engineering invented the clay, which is both highly conductive and can easily be molded into a variety of shapes and sizes. It represents a turn away from the rather complicated and costly processing—currently used to make materials for lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors—and toward one that looks a bit like rolling out cookie dough with results that are even sweeter from an energy storage standpoint.

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    • water research

      Drexel, NJIT and Rowan to Concert Water Research Efforts

      November 18, 2014

      Researchers from Drexel University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rowan University are aligning themselves with government, private and advocacy groups in hopes of solving challenges that affect the region’s water resources. The research alliance, supported by scholars from all three academic institutions, will function as a data resource, a policy think tank and a lab for creating new technology.

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    • MXene-polymer airplane

      Drexel Engineers Improve Strength, Flexibility of Atom-Thick Films

      November 10, 2014

      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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    • Photo of Parham and Geltzer

      Drexel Board of Trustees Appoints New Members

      November 05, 2014

      Drexel has appointed two new members to its Board of Trustees. The new trustees are Richelle Parham, chief marketing officer at eBay North America, and David R. Geltzer, founder/CEO of the Geltzer Family Foundation.

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    • secondary oraganic aerosols

      Clean Smell Doesn't Always Mean Clean Air

      October 29, 2014

      Some of the same chemical reactions that occur in the atmosphere as a result of smog and ozone are actually taking place in your house while you are cleaning. A researcher in Drexel’s College of Engineering is taking a closer look at these reactions, which involve an organic compound -called limonene- that provides the pleasant smell of cleaning products and air fresheners. His research will help to determine what byproducts these sweet-smelling compounds are adding to the air while we are using them to remove germs and odors.

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    • Before I Die wall

      What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?

      October 27, 2014

      Artist, designer and urban planner Candy Chang wants the University City community to think about life and death. She recently installed one of her popular "Before I Die" walls at the University City High School construction site as a precursor to her visit as a distinguished speaker in the spring.

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