I had a friend in college who claimed to have extremely good “gaydar.” She insisted that, generally speaking, lesbians (of which she was one) tended to be better at picking […]
Dave Choffnes, an assistant professor in the College of Computer and Information Science, is developing programs that incentivize smartphone users to share their data in order to improve the mobile Internet experience while still protecting their privacy.
Oh dear god, they said snow…again. At least if you get to spend your days playing up at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, it’ll be pretty: Video courtesy of Northeastern […]
Assistant professor Raymond Fu is developing facial recognition software with applications ranging from advertising to criminal investigations. His research recently earned him a Young Investigator award from the International Neural Network Society.
World-renowned network scientist Albert László Barabási was installed as the inaugural Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science on Monday, when he delivered a lecture highlighting his research on the “science of success.”
This should have gone up on Friday, but I failed. Sorry guys. Enjoy, this monday morning, three wonderful videos at the end. Whoa. Seal a bullet wound in seconds? Hopefully I […]
Advanced video analytics technology developed by researchers in Northeastern’s ALERT Center helps TSA agents make better use of data collected by surveillance cameras at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
New research from Northeastern climate scientists suggests that the most recent generation of models is no better at predicting future outcomes than the older generation. But they have a solution.
An interdisciplinary duo of Northeastern professors have created the first electronic chip that mixes optical and electronic signals to perform the most elementary computational operations—a breakthrough that could lead to much faster and more efficient electronic devices.
There are two things that govern how we move: our brains and the muscles themselves. Every time we pick up a cup or wave to a friend, neurological stimuli must […]
These guys figured out a way to get skin cells — which scientists have been able to grow in the lab for decades — onto the bodies that need them. […]
Research from University Distinguished Professor Lisa Feldman Barrett’s lab confirms what singers and filmmakers have known all along: Love is a drug. It affects our behaviors—and our brains—in the same ways as addiction.
From studying the physics of a heartbeat to designing new cardiac disease detection methods, these five researchers have the heart on the brain.
In a recent talk at TED Women, associate professor Rupal Patel announced The Human Voicebank Initiative: a crowd-sourced platform that will help give personalized synthetic voices to people with severe speech impairments.
Co-op doesn’t just provide students with premier experiential learning opportunities. It also helps many find their life’s purpose, said several College of Science students who shared their stories at last week’s Spring Co-op Expo.
Online social interactions have created an entirely new way for humans to interact, and the standard operating procedures don’t work. We don’t get the immediate feedback we do with face-to-face […]
One of the first sensing prosthetic limbs debuted this week. Pretty incredible, really. Agreed: “Climate change will make it increasingly difficult to feed the world. Biotech crops will have an essential […]
A new type of cellular mechanism discovered by Northeastern researchers triggers bacterial biofilm formation.
Virtual humans, relational robots, brain imaging devices, and mobile eye-tracking technologies were among the innovative research projects highlighted at a daylong conference at Northeastern that explored the intersection of emotion science and technology.
First of all, just take a look at this and then we’ll talk some more: Okay, now you have the background around which this post revolves. I sometimes play trivia at […]
Okay, folks. It’s Friday afternoon and I sorely owe you a blog post. Not just for this week, but for the last one, too. So, instead of making excuses for […]
As part of the Women Who Inspire Speaker Series Tuesday night, presidents and CEOs of renewable energy, climate change, and sustainability companies discussed their careers and urged students and industry professionals to seize opportunities in rapidly-growing green industries.
Northeastern is part of an international consortium working to make all data from the field of high-energy particle physics available to the public.
Gamers from Northeastern University and other area colleges convened at Snell Library’s Digital Media Commons this weekend for a 48-hour game-developing frenzy as part of the international event.
Fifth-year chemistry major Mark Naniong’s research while on co-op at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute made it to the pages of a prestigious academic journal—and inspired him to pursue a career linked to innovation in science.
Everyone wants to figure out the secret to going viral. It’s become a whole science these days. Ran across two links this week on the topic: first, an infographic […]
Sir Richard Roberts, a Nobel laureate and globally recognized leader in genomics and molecular biology, has joined the university as a Distinguished University Professor in the College of Science.
Professor Hanchen Huang’s new theory of nanorod crystal growth could be a game-changer for nanoscale research and have big implications for a range of commercial products, from glue to popular handheld devices.
People tend to adopt risky behaviors after getting vaccinated against transmissible diseases, but how does this behavior affect the spread of infections? In new research, Northeastern faculty are taking a closer look.
As I was walking to the train station yesterday I noticed that all the parked cars were covered in the same beautiful pattern of swirling fanlike crystals. The hoods and […]
By now you’ve probably heard of the chemical spill in West Virginia, but you may have had to wade through some of the Chris Christie news to get there. […]
Crowdsourced social media platforms such as Facebook and Yelp are increasingly being infiltrated by fake accounts and reviews that cloud the legitimacy of some online rating systems. Assistant professor Christo Wilson dubbed this phenomenon “crowdturfing,” and he’s determined to make these systems more secure.
One of the overarching lessons I’ve learned since coming to Northeastern is that video games can be the foundation for some real learning — both in the playing and the […]
Northeastern associate professor of electrical and computer engineering Nian Sun has developed a method for power efficiently tuning the inductors of inductor – capacitor tank circuits widely used in cell phones and other radio-frequency devices allowing a much large tunable frequency range, a feat that has eluded scientists for decades.
Search the words “polar vortex disproves climate change” and you’ll get a whole lot of articles saying the exact opposite: “The polar vortex in no way disproves climate change,” (Washington […]
Is reducing stress on your list of New Year’s resolutions for 2014? If so, take a look at what Northeastern psychologist Chieh Li has to say on the subject. It may not be what you’re expecting.