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Science students explore research, find inspiration on co-​​op

At the annual Col­lege of Sci­ence co-​​op expo, some two dozen stu­dents dis­cussed their co-​​op expe­ri­ences at com­pa­nies, research insti­tutes, and labs from as near as Northeastern’s campus and as far as London, Mada­gascar, and Australia.

Student projects assess Logan Airport resilience

Grad­uate stu­dents recently met with Mass­port offi­cials to present rec­om­men­da­tions for strength­ening infra­struc­ture life­line resilience at Logan Inter­na­tional Air­port. The pro­posals were devel­oped as part of a new inter­dis­ci­pli­nary course at Northeastern.

Students design ‘farm arm’ to help operate machinery

The pro­to­type pros­thetic device, which was designed by five mechan­ical engi­neering majors for their senior cap­stone design project, aims to help amputee farm and agri­cul­tural workers con­trol and maneuver tractors.

The science behind your Netflix recommendations

More than eight out of 10 movies or TV shows Net­flix users watch are based on the site’s rec­om­men­da­tions. Those sug­ges­tions are the result of com­plex algo­rithms, according to Carlos Gomez Uribe, vice pres­i­dent of product inno­va­tion at Net­flix, who spoke on campus Thursday as part of the Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series.

Northeastern researchers find inhaling supplemental oxygen can awaken anti-​​tumor cells

Immuno­phys­i­ology researcher Michail Sitkovsky and his col­leagues have found that sup­ple­mental oxy­gena­tion could dra­mat­i­cally increase the sur­vival rate of patients with cancer. The break­through find­ings were pub­lished Wednesday in Sci­ence Trans­la­tional Med­i­cine.

Explore new know-​​how’

Swatch watch co-​​inventor and inno­va­tion advo­cate Elmar Mock sat down with Provost Stephen W. Director at Tuesday’s Pro­files in Inno­va­tion event to dis­cuss Mock’s pas­sion for cre­ativity, risk-​​taking, and dis­rup­tive inventions.

Disruption via technology

The future trends of dis­rup­tive tech­nology and the impor­tance of increasing women’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in STEM careers were among the topics of dis­cus­sion at Northeastern’s latest Women who Inspire Speaker Series event, held in Sil­icon Valley.

President Aoun and inventor Robert Langer talk innovation

Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun on Wednesday after­noon sat down with Langer — inventor, entre­pre­neur, and engi­neer extra­or­di­naire — to dis­cuss Langer’s awe-​​inspiring ability to har­ness the power of sci­ence and engi­neering to develop drug delivery sys­tems and life-​​saving technologies.

Northeastern researchers connect diseases based on their molecular similarities

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity net­work sci­en­tists have found a way to con­nect dis­eases based on their shared mol­e­c­ular inter­ac­tions, a remark­able step in under­standing human diseases.