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3Qs: What are you watching? #Now

We binge watch TV shows, live tweet along with actors, and indulge in increas­ingly com­pelling online pro­gram­ming. But these are just a few exam­ples of the TV industry’s recent evo­lu­tion, says Bill Lan­caster, a lec­turer in the Depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Studies.

Funding tips for startup ventures

Entre­pre­neurs looking to make an impact in the health sci­ences industry got advice on funding and net­working oppor­tu­ni­ties from experts in a panel dis­cus­sion last week at Northeastern.

Tweets of the week: March 9–14

Stu­dent nom­i­na­tions, Senior Week events, teaching awards and the women’s bas­ket­ball pre­view video were among our selec­tions for tweets from the North­eastern com­mu­nity this week.

The next generation of electronics is a press-​​on tattoo

John A. Rogers is refor­mu­lating elec­trical cir­cuits and devices to better con­form to the human body by making them flex­ible and stretch­able. The mate­rials sci­en­tist, who spoke Thursday at North­eastern University’s Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series, said the unlikely inspi­ra­tion for his pio­neering work is kids’ tem­po­rary tattoos.

Ask the Entrepreneur: 3Qs with Ariella Sharf

Ariella Sharf, a third-​​year psy­chology major, has cre­ated a com­pany called Head’s Up for Charity, which has been able to raise money and aware­ness for sev­eral causes around the world. You may be sur­prised to dis­cover how she came up with the idea.

Drugs! Pirates! Murder!

Jeff Howe, an assis­tant pro­fessor of jour­nalism, dis­cussed his 12,000-word inves­tiga­tive report on the 2011 mas­sacre of more than a dozen Chi­nese sailors as well as the future of long-​​form jour­nalism at a campus lec­ture on Tuesday.