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Blog:  Faces of Northeastern

Matt Price

This summer is all about working and studying for me. I actu­ally got a job working as a gar­dener for a local land­lord. I’ve done some organic gar­dening, and with this job I’ve planted a lot of trees and other things. It’s a great summer job. I never thought I could get a job like this being in the middle of the city.”

Blog:  iNSolution

Is that a turnip or a bomb?

North­eastern researchers have devel­oped a new pro­gram­ming lan­guage that can deci­pher images relayed by drones, untan­gling, for instance, if an image is of a ter­rorist planting a bomb or simply a farmer planting root veg­eta­bles for his livelihood.

Good things come in small packages

Pic­ture this: A sensor the size of two match­sticks side-​​by-​​side that can detect a bac­te­rial infec­tion in two min­utes flat. It would quickly enable health-​​care providers to admin­ister an antibi­otic that tar­gets the spe­cific bug rather than a broad-​​spectrum drug that could be hit-​​or-​​miss. That describes the mind-​​boggling research project that Daniel Ost­berg, E’20, dis­played in Inno­va­tion Alley at RISE:2016.