Open-pit coalminers who drive heavy-duty vehicles face a unique brand of whole-body vibration caused by operating this equipment. Backed by a new grant from the Alpha Foundation, physical therapy professor Jack Dennerlein will explore its effect on the body.
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More than 20 students in an innovative transdisciplinary course developed personal health applications for Google Glass, the wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display.
Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Constantinos Mavroidis cites Northeastern’s spirit of innovation as a catalyst for his recent election to the National Academy of Inventors.
The aesthetic beauty embodied by new research from associate professor of physics Latika Menon is the very thing that makes it useful for a range of advanced technologies.
At a TEDWomen talk on Thursday, Northeastern associate professor Rupal Patel described a new project to give personalized voices to the voiceless.
Researchers in the College of Engineering have developed a combustion system that burns plastics as cleanly as natural gas—and has the added capability of producing carbon nanotubes.
At the seventh installment of the Profiles in Innovation Presidential Speaker Series, cell biologist Jeanne Lawrence described her journey to silencing the extra copy of chromosome 21, which is responsible for Down syndrome.
Alan Guttmacher, director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, discussed the future implications of the Human Genome Project with a score of Northeastern students and researchers.
Northeastern professors have teamed up with Fabien Cousteau, the grandson of famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, to lead Mission-31—a 31-day research operation on the ocean floor off Florida’s coast.
New research from physics professor Mark Williams stands to transform HIV/AIDS drug discovery by elucidating a long-held paradox about the molecules that form our first line of immune defense against the virus.
What would happen if hazardous biological research accidentally escaped the lab? Alessandro Vespignani, a Northeastern professor and world-renowned statistical physicist, conducted a computational experiment to find out.
Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society—a distinction bestowed upon members who have made efforts to advance science or its applications.