We asked Northeastern University professors across a variety of disciplines to put on their holiday fun caps and think about how their research might be used to improve Santa’s sleigh. Here’s what they came up with.
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Valkyrie’s Head: Height: 6′ 2″ Weight: 125 Kg The head has three rotations and joints that each move independently Four powerful computers run the robot’s controllers and process sensor information […]
Last week, presidential candidates in both the Republican and Democratic debates offered some interesting views about the Internet. Here, Daniel Wichs, an expert in modern cryptography and an assistant professor of computer science, weighs in on the debate about Internet security.
Groundbreaking scientific research published earlier this year by Northeastern researchers and their colleagues topped the list of the 100 scientific articles receiving the most media buzz and online attention in 2015, according to the London-based company Altmetric.
Here’s a look at how Northeastern senior Nicholas Dowmon’s three co-ops in the energy sector—including an international co-op in Brazil—“became increasingly more interesting, more challenging, and more impactful.”
Northeastern and MIT are the only universities in the country chosen by NASA to perform advanced research and development work on humanoid robots—robots that could play a role in NASA’s plan to send astronauts to Mars.
A research team led by Northeastern’s David Choffnes has found “extensive” leakage of users’ personal identifying information from apps on mobile devices, including passwords. Their unique ReCon cloud-based system can detect those leaks and give you the tools to stop them.
Beth Stevens, BPH’93, discovered a key function of microglia, a lesser-known type of brain cell, that is prompting a shift in thinking about brain development in healthy states as well as in neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.
Throughout Northeastern’s School of Pharmacy, researchers are making progress in solving a range of pressing health challenges.
The Network Science Institute, home of the nation’s first doctoral program in network science, brings together an interdisciplinary team of renowned Northeastern scholars to plumb the structure and function of systems and develop intervention strategies to improve the health and security of people around the world.
Maggy Benson, S’06, might not have become the face of a popular television-style program at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History had it not been for Northeastern’s co-op program
From a cyclone that knocked out swaths of the Indian Railways Network to the winter storms that brought the MBTA system to its knees, an urgent need exists for systematic strategies that speed the recovery of critical lifelines in the wake of disasters. Thanks to Northeastern researchers, that need is being met.