With support from the National Science Foundation, assistant professor Marilyn Minus will apply her research into designing materials stronger than Kevlar to create better synthetic collagen fibers and flame-retardant coatings.
The serendipitous tale of three countries, two Northeastern lacrosse players, and one big goal.
With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Digital Scholarship Group at Northeastern is hosting an international service called TAPAS that will provide low-cost publishing and storage services for users to create, curate, and share high-quality data using open-source tools.
Northeastern post-doctoral researcher Brian Keegan explains the science, the debate, and the implications of a recent Facebook study on the spread of emotion through the social network in a guest blog post on iNSolution.
When Northeastern assistant professor Loretta Fernandez was a kid, she “wanted to be Jacques Cousteau” (her words, her emphasis). She wanted to live on The Calypso, the boat from which […]
A few years ago, biologists Slava Epstein and Yoshiteru Aoi fantasized about a device that would work like a highway lane closure to isolate pure bacterial samples from the environment. They teamed with assistant professor of chemical engineering Ed Goluch to make their dream a reality.
Assistant professor Loretta Fernandez has developed a straightforward method for determining the concentration of contaminants likely to end up in the tissues of organisms living in polluted waterways.
Last week, Northeastern researchers were joined by Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Stephen W. Director to converse with audience members at the Boston Museum of Science from a unique vantage point: the bottom of the ocean at the Aquarius Reef Base off Florida’s coast.
When animals must balance the fear of being eaten with their own need to feed, their decisions affect the whole ecosystem. New research from Northeastern professor Geoff Trussell, who directs Northeastern’s Marine Science Center, suggests this effect is even more pronounced under future climate change scenarios.
The reasons Eastern Europeans have either accepted or steered clear of the HPV vaccine are complex, nuanced, and depend on a variety of societal factors, according to new research Northeastern associate clinical professor Irina Todorova and her colleagues.
Northeastern assistant professor Sara Wylie attended the first-ever White House Maker Faire, where she presented grassroots science tools developed by Public Lab, the nonprofit she co-founded in 2010.
Northeastern marine science professors Brian Helmuth and Mark Patterson discuss the decision for Northeastern to join forces with Mission 31, the monthlong underwater expedition off the Florida coast and headed by Fabien Cousteau.