The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia have begun. We asked Philip D’Agati, an expert in patriotism, politics, and the Olympics, in the Department of Political Science, to discuss Russia’s role as host and which Olympic events he has his eye on.
Northeastern students Matt Voska, E’17, and Alan Guichard, L’14, have launched a small plane-sharing venture called Flytenow, which connects recreational pilots with flight enthusiasts to make flying more affordable and accessible.
Facing a fractured Congress and the forthcoming midterm elections, President Obama declared he would act unilaterally when necessary—the implications of which remain to be seen, according to political science professor Robert Gilbert.
“Terrorists have both the will and a way” of attacking civilians at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, says Max Abrahms, a terrorism theorist and assistant professor of political science. Nevertheless, he said, “Let the Games go on.”
Crowdsourced social media platforms such as Facebook and Yelp are increasingly being infiltrated by fake accounts and reviews that cloud the legitimacy of some online rating systems. Assistant professor Christo Wilson dubbed this phenomenon “crowdturfing,” and he’s determined to make these systems more secure.
Northeastern associate professor of electrical and computer engineering Nian Sun has developed a method for power efficiently tuning the inductors of inductor – capacitor tank circuits widely used in cell phones and other radio-frequency devices allowing a much large tunable frequency range, a feat that has eluded scientists for decades.
What’s the U.S. economic outlook for this year? We asked John Kwoka, the Neal F. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Economics at Northeastern. One domestic factor he has his eye on—indications that new bubbles are forming in the housing and stock markets.
Associate professor and cybersecurity expert Engin Kirda discusses the data security breach at Target last week that affected up to 40 million customers and how cyberattacks have evolved in recent years.
Professor Thomas Webster, chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering, is exploring nanomedicine approaches that could have a major impact on healing sports injuries like those suffered by Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski, who tore his ACL and MCL.
Law professor Daniel Medwed, an expert in criminal law and criminal procedure, said he doesn’t expect the “affluenza” defense — referring to a case in Texas that made national headlines last week – to become “affluential” in legal circles.
The movie’s marketing campaign ranges from social media outreach to television appearances by character Ron Burgundy. The strategy is innovative, if not somewhat limited in its ability to be replicated, says Bruce Clark, an associate professor of marketing.
On Wednesday, TIME magazine named Pope Francis as its “Person of the Year,” describing him as “The People’s Pope” who is “poised to transform a place that measures change by […]