This weekend, Northeastern will join nearly 500 other sites around the world in hosting the sixth annual Global Game Jam, a collaborative, interdisciplinary event in which participants have 48 hours to design new games from scratch.
All articles posted in Science & Technology
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.
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.
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.
The new department within the College of Engineering will present exciting research and learning opportunities across disciplines for students and faculty and will leverage rapid growth in related sectors.
Professor emeritus John Proakis has received the James. H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal, the highest honor in engineering education awarded by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
A team of mechanical engineering capstone students has created an interactive system that alerts bicyclists to nearby objects and intersections and encourages safer biking habits.
RE-SEED, Northeastern’s volunteer program that trains retired scientists and engineers to assist science teachers in the classroom, held its 20th annual conference this week to review the program’s 22-year history and look forward.
Kelsey Julius, AMD/SSH’12, says fish waste could transform the urban farming industry. Her venture, Fish Your Food, aims to harness the power of a new urban farming technique called aquaponics to grow and market organic produce.
Professor Thomas Webster, chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering, is exploring nanomedicine approaches that could have a major impact on healing sports injuries like those suffered by Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski, who tore his ACL and MCL.