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Researchers use mobile phone data to predict employment shocks

North­eastern com­pu­ta­tional social sci­en­tist David Lazer and his inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research team have demon­strated that mobile phone data can be used to pre­dict future unem­ploy­ment rates up to four months before the release of offi­cial reports and more accu­rately than tra­di­tional forecasts.

3Qs: Tesla’s Powerwall for home energy storage

Pro­fessor San­jeev Muk­erjee, director of the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Center for Renew­able Energy Tech­nology, says the new Pow­er­wall lithium-​​ion bat­tery is a good first foray into home energy storage but notes that the “ulti­mate solu­tion” will require bringing down costs even further.

Mass. AG to law graduates: Your education ‘belongs to our whole community’

At Com­mence­ment, Mass­a­chu­setts Attorney Gen­eral Maura Healey, L’98, urged the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity School of Law’s newest grad­u­ates to believe in them­selves, embrace uncer­tainty, and remember that their edu­ca­tion belongs just as much to the entire com­mu­nity as it does to themselves.

3Qs: Ireland’s historic same-​​sex marriage vote

On Friday, Ire­land became the first country in the world to legalize same-​​sex mar­riage by pop­ular vote, a his­toric event for the tra­di­tion­ally con­ser­v­a­tive nation. North­eastern asso­ciate pro­fessor Patrick Mullen dis­cusses what it was like to be on the Emerald Isle during the vote.

How to battle disease using Big Data

When it comes to fighting dis­eases in the 21st cen­tury, Big Data is becoming an inte­gral weapon. At the fore­front of this battle is world-​​​​renowned net­work sci­en­tist Alessandro Vespig­nani, who […]

Northeastern will invest $26 million to transform city park

In a unique public-​​​​private part­ner­ship, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity and the City of Boston will build together a state-​​​​of-​​​​the-​​​​art ath­letic com­plex that will expand recre­ation oppor­tu­ni­ties for both North­eastern stu­dents and Boston […]