Take 5: Watch high-​​flying hot dog cruise into the Charles River

Red Bull Flugtag, a demon­stra­tion in avi­a­tion exper­i­men­ta­tion, is coming to Boston Sat­urday. Here are five things you need to know about this unique event, including some quirky facts about the North­eastern team that will be com­peting as well as its flying hot dog. That’s right…flying hot dog.

3Qs: The legal fallout of American swimmers’ robbery claim in Brazil

Brazilian law enforce­ment offi­cials said on Thursday that the Amer­ican swim­mers who claimed to have been robbed at gun­point during the Rio de Janeiro Games had fab­ri­cated the story. We asked law pro­fessor Dan Danielsen to explain where this inter­na­tional drama might go from here, with a par­tic­ular focus on the legal con­se­quences facing the swim­mers and the tepid rela­tion­ship between Amer­ican and Brazilian officials.

Northeastern’s innovative partnership with GE draws broad national media attention

North­eastern and Gen­eral Elec­tric will partner to offer a new accel­er­ated bachelor’s degree in advanced man­u­fac­turing, a first-​​in-​​the-​​nation pro­gram. The part­ner­ship, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion, is part of an inno­v­a­tive higher edu­ca­tion ini­tia­tive and gar­nered sig­nif­i­cant national recognition.

Influence of Young Scholars Program reverberates through time

As a rising high school senior, assis­tant pro­fessor Matthew Eck­elman, spent a summer at North­eastern sim­u­lating earth­quakes on a shaker table to eval­uate the sta­bility of land­fill liner sys­tems. Twenty-​​one years later, he’s come full circle, hosting young scholars in his lab, guiding them toward STEM careers.

The ‘Uber’ of physical fitness

Mobility Pre­scrip­tion, a per­sonal fit­ness con­sulting firm founded by North­eastern alumnus Ryan Beauch­esne, serves clients of all shapes and sizes, from first-​​time lifters to pro­fes­sional ice hockey players. “We’re mobile,” says Beauch­esne. “We go directly to our clients’ homes.” This evening, he and fellow grad­uate Jimmy Heim will be run­ning a fit­ness boot camp for mem­bers of the uni­ver­sity community.

New startup wants to make moving easy

North­eastern stu­dent Alvaro Perez and his co-​​founders of a new online mar­ket­place called Dibind are working to stream­line the moving process, making it easier for col­lege stu­dents to buy, sell, or donate used fur­ni­ture with the click of a button. “We believe that we have a holistic solu­tion to the move-​​in and move-​​out process,” says Perez.

National fitness movement November Project takes global step forward

Almost five years ago, North­eastern alumni Bojan Man­daric and Brogan Graham launched a fit­ness move­ment called November Project. The orga­ni­za­tion now counts tribes in more than 25 cities around North America and will soon wel­come London and Ams­terdam. We caught up with Man­daric and Graham to talk about November Project’s inter­na­tional appeal, which includes a recently pub­lished book and a forth­coming documentary.

Northeastern to partner with GE in new federal education innovation program

North­eastern is one of only eight uni­ver­si­ties selected for the Depart­ment of Education’s “EQUIP” pro­gram, which is aimed at building unique part­ner­ships that lead to inno­va­tion in higher edu­ca­tion and preparing more Amer­i­cans with the skills required for the 21st-​​century workforce.