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Bird-Watching Lessons

What do emus, ostriches, and humans have in common? Similar walking and running mechanics and the ability to use energy efficiently, according to a new study coauthored by Northeastern University researcher Richard Marsh. The study links the muscle function of animals limbs with corresponding energy use, which Marsh said could spark breakthroughs in the development […]

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Shedding Light On A Protein, And A Future

While on a research co-op in London, senior Brendon Kellner investigated the inner workings of certain proteins through state-of-the-art ultrafast lasers. These lasers generate light pulses for only a tiny fraction of a second, but the impact of his experiential learning opportunity will last far longer. Kellner, a dual major in physics and philosophy, worked in the Division […]

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Improving Electric Field Sensor Technology

Northeastern University has received a $1.5 million subcontract award to develop a nanotechnology-based electric field sensor, a project that closely aligns with the University’s continued focus on solving global challenges through innovative, use-inspired research. Srinivas Sridhar, director of Northeastern’s Electronic Materials Research Institute (EMRI), will lead the research and development of the nanosensors-compact, energy-efficient devices that […]

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Improving Electric Field Sensor Technology

Northeastern University has received a $1.5 million subcontract award to develop a nanotechnology-based electric field sensor, a project that closely aligns with the University’s continued focus on solving global challenges through innovative, use-inspired research. Srinivas Sridhar, director of Northeastern’s Electronic Materials Research Institute (EMRI), will lead the research and development of the nanosensors-compact, energy-efficient devices that […]

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Sweet Emotion

Distinguished Professor of Psychology Lisa Feldman Barrett is researching the nature of emotion, and how it functions in the mind. Incorporating both psychological and neuroscience perspectives, Prof. Barrett takes inspiration from anthropology, philosophy, and linguistics. For her revolutionary research on the nature of emotion, Prof. Barrett received an NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, which is awarded to […]

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Researchers Made The Call On "Zombie Virus"

Northeastern University researchers predicted last year that major Smartphone viruses will become a real threat to devices such as Blackberrys and iPhones once a particular operating system approaches a 10 percent market share. Based on news reports indicating that more than one million Smartphones in China have been hit with such a virus, it appears their predictions […]

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Warming Seas May Imperil Antarctic Fish

William Detrich, professor of biochemistry and marine biology in the College of Science at Northeastern University, has been awarded $639,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance his research on the effects of global warming on Antarctic fish and the role of these fish in the Antarctic food chain. For roughly 8 million to 10 million years, the seawater in […]

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Northeastern Receives $8M For Renewable Energy Research

The latest in a series of federally-funded programs supporting the university’s three major research themes – health, security and sustainability – Northeastern’s Center for Renewable Energy Technology (NUCRET) has received six federal grants totaling more than $8 million to conduct research that will primarily focus on powering the next generation of electric cars and consumer products. The […]

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Neuroscientist Wins $1.6M NIH Grant

Carrying a virtual cup of coffee can provide insights into how the central nervous system works and may open new avenues for intervention for neurologically impaired people, according to research conducted by Dagmar Sternad. A professor of biology at Northeastern, with joint appointments in electrical and computer engineering and physics, Sternad was recently awarded a five-year $1.6 million grant from […]

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Doing The Math On Where People Go

Network scientists at Northeastern University have created a mathematical model that can simulate human mobility over the course of several months or even years. The results of the study were reported this week in the online edition of Nature Physics magazine. Distinguished Professor of Physics Albert-László Barabási and his team uncovered the patterns characterizing human […]

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