Research Stories

Self-assembled materials, InSPACE
A University of Delaware engineer is working to create new "smart materials" through the NASA InSPACE program.
Mirai Experience Tour
Toyota's Mirai Experience Tour, which showcases the company's new fuel cell vehicle, stopped at the University of Delaware on Monday, March 16.
Heading off concussion
A research team at the University of Delaware has received funding from the Brain Injury Association of Delaware to investigate the effects of ball heading by youth soccer players.
GoBabyGo talk
UD's Cole Galloway joined 75 other internationally recognized thought leaders at TEDMED 2014, "Unlocking Imagination in Service of Health and Medicine," to share the story of the GoBabyGo Program.
Hydrogen fuel
University of Delaware researchers have discovered a cheap and efficient catalyst for converting water to hydrogen fuel, a vital step in making hydrogen a viable and sustainable energy source.
Microbial hotspots
The University of Delaware's Jennifer Biddle has co-authored an article detailing the important role methane seeps play in microbial biodiversity of the sea floor in the prestigious journal "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences."
NASA mission update
UD physicists watched as a long-awaited NASA research mission took flight from Cape Canaveral late Thursday.
Dietary sodium and health
A review paper co-authored by a team from UD and Christiana Care indicates that even in the absence of an increase in blood pressure, excess dietary sodium can adversely affect target organs, including the blood vessels, heart, kidneys and brain.
Landmark concussion study
A team of researchers, coaches and student athletes at the University of Delaware has joined a landmark $23 million NCAA-U.S. Department of Defense initiative to fund the most comprehensive study of concussion and head impact exposure ever conducted.
Chemical engineering lectures
The University of Delaware Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has announced its spring centennial seminar series.
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Report: Diversity of New England plant life threatened

Associated Press, March 26, 2015

Douglas Tallamy, professor of entomology and wildlife ecology, is quoted in an article about threats to the diversity of plant life in New England. "We have come to see plants simply as decorations and we just want to have pretty landscapes, but in doing that we have forgotten all the ecological roles that they play," he said.

Political ads overwhelm news on local TV

USA Today, March 19, 2015

Danilo Yanich, associate professor of public policy and administration, is quoted in a column about overwhelming political advertising. "There's no way for a citizen to make his way through the bombardment and onslaught and make an informed decision," Yanich said.

Safety on our freight and commuter railroad tracks

WHYY 'Radio Times,' March 18, 2015

Allan Zarembski, research professor and director of UD's Railroad Engineering and Safety Program, is featured in a segment on safety on the nation's freight and commuter railroad tracks.

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