Northeastern fifth-year student Dessislava Bogoeva was born in Bulgaria and moved to the United States at age 10. Now she feels like she can call Germany her third home after taking advantage of several dynamic experiential learning opportunities in the western European nation.
The electrical outputs of the brain contain massive amounts of information that could be a powerful resource if we could fully tap into it.
The science of complex systems was born in the mid-20th century, but it has only recently begun to mature into a research field with real-world relevance.
All around and inside us, an elaborate dance of molecular vibrations is constantly taking place.
More than a decade ago, mathematics professor Valerio Toledano Laredo was puzzling over the relationship between the symmetries of macroscopic and microscopic systems when he discovered a brand new set of differential equations.
The forensics lab isn’t nearly as glamorous as television would have you think. Jacquelyn Horman would know. The chemistry major had watched her fair share of the police procedural dramas NCIS and CSI: Miami before landing a co-op job with the crime lab at the Mesa, Ariz., police department. The lab work — not glitzy but critical to investigations — strengthened her interest in the field, she said.
We heat up when we’re working hard. Computers do, too. And as big data continues to get bigger, we’re asking these machines to work even harder, which means they require more energy than ever.
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Seven years ago, physics professor Latika Mennon’s first graduate student said he wanted to “change the world.”
Ninety percent of global healthcare and medical research money is spent on diseases that affect only 10 percent of the population, according to Michael Pollastri, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology who spoke at the College of Science Colloquium last Friday.
Nearly half a million children in the U.S. take antidepressants. In 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a warning for fluoxetine, one of the most highly prescribed psychiatric medications.