Virtual Welcome Day

The College of Science would like to invite you to take part in a “virtual welcome day” Saturday, February 16, 2013. The event kicks off at 12 p.m., and will continue throughout the day, highlighting each of our programs. The

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Seminal conference to explore urban coastal sustainability

banner boston harbor

The majority of the world’s cities lie on a shore­line, and by 2020, two-​​thirds of all Amer­i­cans are expected to reside in coastal cities.

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Posted in Advisories, Marine and Environmental Sciences

Getting Their Hands Dirty Leads To Some Green

Humic Conference

Northeastern professors Dr. Geoffrey Davies and Dr. Elham Ghabbour worked side-by-side on humic substances isolation, cross comparison, structures, properties, and uses – research that has led to a recent $50,000 grant from the VK Rasmussen Foundation.

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Are Gadgets Changing Our Brains?

Lisa Feldman Barrett

Psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett was featured in an article in the Financial Times about cerebral circuitry and whether gadgets are changing the way our brains work.

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The salamander king

James Monaghan

When assis­tant pro­fessor of biology James Mon­aghan was an under­grad­uate, he hung a life-​​size inflat­able Spi­derman from the ceiling of his dorm room.

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3Qs: Doomsday predictions debunked

Photo courtesy iStockphoto

Some people are not making plans for the New Year. From hiding in bomb shel­ters to sharp­ening their sur­vival skills, doomsday the­o­rists are preparing for judg­ment day, which the Mayan cal­endar pre­dicts will take place on Friday.

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In Germany, fifth-​​year student finds science and self

Dessislava Bogoeva

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.

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A better brainwave monitor

Srinivas Sridhar

The elec­trical out­puts of the brain con­tain mas­sive amounts of infor­ma­tion that could be a pow­erful resource if we could fully tap into it.

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Northeastern researcher elected president of the Complex Systems Society

Alex Vespignani is the Sternberg Distinguished Professor of Physics, Computer Science and Health Sciences.

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.

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Lasers reveal the hidden lives of biomolecules

Paul Champion

All around and inside us, an elab­o­rate dance of mol­e­c­ular vibra­tions is con­stantly taking place.

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