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.
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.
Graduate students in Joseph Guay’s Crisis Mapping for Humanitarian Action course are doing their part to help with the Nepal earthquake relief response by analyzing and sharing data coming out of the region.
Nepal’s “harsh geography” will make the rescue and humanitarian aid efforts in response to the devastating earthquake rather challenging, but technology and social media are improving the efficiency of these efforts, says Northeastern associate professor Ozlem Ergun, an expert in large-scale networks.
Gabriel Arkles, a legal research and writing professor in the School of Law, discusses Jenner’s decision to come out as a transgender woman, the barriers facing the transgender rights movement, and the current state of resources and services for the transgender community.
Sentencing began Tuesday in the case of 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who a jury earlier this month found guilty of all 30 counts stemming from the deadly Boston Marathon bombings two […]
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert this week signed a new law that makes death by firing squad an alternative option for capital punishment. Northeastern law professor Michael Meltsner weighs in on the controversial law.
On Thursday, a photo of a party dress hit the Internet, and never has a garment been so polarizing. We turned to Peter Bex, a vision scientist and psychology professor, to explain why people can’t seem to agree on the color of the now infamous dress.
Scott Edmiston, interim chair of the theatre department, shares his vision for the department and discusses the impact of new co-op partnerships as well as the dramatic redesign of the Studio Theatre’s lobby.
Northeastern professor Brian Helmuth and a group of international researchers recently published a review paper in Climate Change Responses calling for a new approach to understanding and predicting the impact of climate change.
Many of the principal issues facing coastal sustainability in 2015 are ones the field has been dealing with for some time, says Northeastern’s Marine Science Center Director Geoff Trussell.
Marches and demonstrations aimed at shaping the conversation around race and social inequalities captured the nation’s attention in 2014. Here, Northeastern assistant professor Sarah Jackson talks about what we’ve learned from recent activism and what we might expect in 2015.