Research Stories

Learning through play
The Child's Play, Learning and Development Lab at the University of Delaware is working to answer questions about how children acquire language, learn through play and develop spatial skills, and invites members of the community to participate.
Fade to beige
A team of researchers led by a UD-Winterthur scientist has identified reasons a bright yellow pigment fades.
Arctic acoustical oceanography
UD's Mohsen Badiey is among 225 university researchers selected to share in $67.8 million in new Department of Defense funding. The funding will support Badiey's research to understand how acoustics signals travel in the Arctic's changing environment.
Climate change understanding
A new study co-authored by UD alumna Joanna Huxster and UD professor Willett Kempton examines undergraduate student understanding and misconceptions of climate change.
Robots, computers, humans
A conference hosted by the University of Delaware brought together philosophers and computer specialists to discuss ethical issues.
Up on the roof
Engineering researchers have used simulations to demonstrate the design, operation, control and economics of incorporating solar power into a hybrid renewable energy system for automotive applications.
Research investment
UD has joined scores of other organizations in an urgent call to action for stronger federal policies and investment to drive domestic research and development.
Saving watermelons
UD's Gordon Johnson has been working to determine the cause of hollow heart disorder in watermelons, with a focus on the spacing of pollen sources.
Cataract culprits
A study of regulatory genes by the Lachke Lab at the University of Delaware has the potential to prevent cataracts and reduce health care costs.
DOE funding
UD's Willett Kempton will share in up to $6.5 million in Department of Energy funding to address challenges in enabling the nation's electric grid to handle increasing amounts of renewable energy.
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Stinging men-of-war found on Delaware beaches

News Journal, July 6, 2015

Three Portugese men-of-war washed up on Delaware beaches in recent days and UD's Charles Epifanio said typically that is not a number with which to be concerned. It is possible that wind-driven events pushed them toward shore.

Bree Newsome's Confederate flag pole climb was an artistic statement

Time magazine, July 3, 2015

The climb of the pole in front of the South Carolina State House to remove the Confederate flag was an act of public art, according to the University of Delaware's Colette Gaiter, associate professor of art.

Matisse, Van Gogh paintings' bright yellows are turning slowly beige

The Telegraph (UK), July 2, 2015

UD's Jennifer Mass has been studying the chemical reaction that causes the bright yellow hues of paintings by Henri Matisse and Vincent Van Gogh to fade to beige.


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