Last week I went to an interesting event hosted by Northeastern’s College of Engineering that opened my eyes a little wider to the problem of biofilms. These are colonies of bacterial […]
Forty years ago, Dupont Company revolutionized protective gear when they introduced Kevlar, a fiber made of super-strong, rigid polymer molecules belonging to a small class called aramids. Since then, improvements […]
Over the weekend, generations of Northeastern alumni, faculty, staff, university leaders, and current students, came together to commemorate the school’s proud history and look forward to its bright future.
Here are two problems our planet needs help with: 1. Getting rid of all the trash we pile on top of it 2. Making electricity for us in a healthy, sustainable way […]
Sixty million people are expected to tune in on Wednesday night to watch the first presidential debate of this election season. While the debates themselves may not determine the outcome […]
By applying nanopores to established next-generation gene-sequencing technologies, professor Meni Wanunu could help bring the price of a single genome to $100.
Researchers at Northeastern’s Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing have developed a new device that could dramatically reduce the cost of microchips, which play integral roles in our high-tech society.
Heather Clark, an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, has received a $300,000 Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to explore neural cell communication.
When you pluck a banjo string, you trigger a vibration that resonates at a frequency unique to the geometry and material of the string. We can distinguish that frequency as […]
Two Northeastern professors have discovered an unexpected photoswitch that could be used to make highly efficient optical electronics.
Targeted drug delivery is a hot topic these days. Chemotherapy, for example, blindly kills anything in its path — these drugs don’t distinguish between healthy cells and cancerous cells; they […]
Moneesh Upmanyu, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Northeastern, has published research on how nanoribbons shape-shift.