Law professor Michael Bennett, whose research is at the nexus of law and technology, weighs in on what the FCC chairman’s recent proposal means for net neutrality and Internet traffic speeds, as well as why the implications of societal ignorance of how technologies work.
Northeastern is a key partner in the Massachusetts Open Cloud Project, a university-industry collaboration designed to create a new public cloud computing infrastructure to spur Big Data innovation.
Are body products like blood, milk, and sperm marketable commodities, gifts to help others, or both? Kara Swanson, an associate professor of law with expertise in the history of science and medicine, explains the origins and consequences of the debate in her new book “Banking on the Body.”
University Distinguished Professor of Biology Kim Lewis is exploring alternative approaches to curing chronic Lyme disease using his expertise in bacterial cell persistence.
In the wake of the recent deadly mudslide in Washington state, Tom Sheahan, professor and senior associate dean for academic affairs in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, breaks down the anatomy of slides and offers potential preventative measures.
Psychology professor John Coley discusses how the need for explanation can drive society—and perhaps the media—to be consumed with curiosity into the unknown, like with the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Dave Muench, DMSB’14, has launched a mobile application called Skimmin that allows users to browse the top headlines of the day in just 60 seconds.
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.
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.
Northeastern mobile systems expert David Choffnes says data brokering, in which the data we share online is bought and sold by third parties, has blossomed into a viable industry and is the reason many popular apps are free. But he says the average user knows little about how their personal information is shared.
Drug overdoses are reportedly on the rise both locally and nationally. The Massachusetts State Police has reported 185 fatalities since Nov. 1, which doesn’t include the large cities of Boston, […]
Chemistry and chemical biology professor John R. Engen uses a novel technique to analyze large, complex biopharmaceutical drugs—which could have major implications for healthcare and its associated costs.