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Unraveling The Mysteries Of High Temperature Superconductors

Superconductors are perfect conductors with zero resistance. They can carry currents without loss of electrical energy as waste heat. Most materials however become superconducting only at very low temperatures, requiring expensive cooling. Northeastern University Prof. Arun Bansil and his team

Doughnuts, Soccer Balls And Exotic Topological Insulators

If you’re familiar with topology, you will know that a doughnut and a coffee cup are the same–topologically speaking–but differ from a soccer ball. Researchers here at Northeastern University are taking these ideas a step further. Theoretical physicist Prof. Arun

Northeastern Alumnus Creates Scholarship For Medical Research Students

A Northeastern University alumnus is helping future researchers advance in the field of medicine. Dr. Andrew Schafer, LA’69 Biology, recently established the Andrew I. Schafer, M.D. Co-op Research Fund, which provides a co-op scholarship to a students conducting laboratory medical

Math, Biochemistry Major wins Goldwater Scholarship

Northeastern junior Jose Orozco won a 2011 Goldwater Scholarship. Northeastern junior Jose Orozco recently won a 2011 Goldwater Scholarship, an honor that recognizes outstanding undergraduate academic achievement in mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering. Orozco, a mathematics and biochemistry double major,

Revising a Classical Model of Sympatric Speciation

A snail discovery is promising to shake up the age-old concept of species formation. Northeastern University graduate student Meredith Doellman along with her advisors, Professors Geoff Trussell and Steve Vollmer and John Grahame – a collaborator from the University of

Fish May Change The Way We Look At Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are devastating, but fish may be the key to finding a cure. Research shows adult fish that sustain a spinal cord injury have the miraculous ability to not only regenerate the spinal cord, these fish see a

PRISM Helping Students Choose A Career Path In Science

Corinne O’Neill – a freshman biology major – knew that Northeastern University’s PRISM program would help enhance her time here as a student, but she didn’t know how valuable it really would be until attending classes. It all started over

Deaf Cultural Ties Likened To Ethnic Group Bonds

Harlan Lane, distinguished professor of psychology, has coauthored a new book on Deaf culture asserting that sign-language users have many of the characteristics of a distinct ethnic group. “The People of the Eye: Deaf Ethnicity and Ancestry” is an interdisciplinary exploration

Those Journal Articles Are Not Always Dry

By Prof. Judith Hall of the Northeastern University Psychology Department You might think articles in psychology journals are pretty deadly, and we admit they can be long and technical. But, if you read past the details, you will often find

Mysteries of Liquid Silicon: To Bond or Not to Bond

For most people, basic science explains that matter can exist in just three simple phases–solid, liquid or gas. But condensed matter physicists are shattering those notions, and a team including Northeastern University scientists is producing research to reveal more complex

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