By applying nanopores to established next-generation gene-sequencing technologies, professor Meni Wanunu could help bring the price of a single genome to $100.
Since you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably heard of network science and big data by now. It’s the field of research in which scientists leverage the amazing amounts of data […]
I know it looks like I’ve been slacking off lately. And from the perspective of the blogosphere, I suppose that might be accurate. But it’s been a busy couple of […]
What is a topological insulator? This is what I have written at the top of my notes from a conversation a couple weeks ago with theoretical condensed matter physics professor […]
Northeastern physics professor Emanuela Barberis examines the meaning of the discovery of the Higgs boson, the so-called “God particle.”
I’ve written quite a bit about Network Science both here and for the News@Northeastern. And since learning the term less than a year ago, I’ve come to believe that it […]
Professor Dagmar Sternad and post-doctoral researcher C.J. Hasson of Northeastern’s Action Lab show that variability in ourselves and our environments guide our movement strategies.
Tomorrow Venus will pass between the sun and the earth for the first time since 2004 and for the last time until 2117. Because the rotations of the earth and […]
Albert-László Barabási and his colleagues have developed a new mathematical algorithm that improves the predictive power of human behavioral patterns
Two Northeastern professors have discovered an unexpected photoswitch that could be used to make highly efficient optical electronics.
I’m about halfway through physics professor Albert-Laszlo Barabasi’s book, Bursts. I’ll be writing about “bursty behavior” for the news at northeastern soon, but for today’s blog purposes suffice to say […]
Student commencement speaker Emily Batt dreams of running a studio in which fine artists and engineers collaborate on experimental projects in science and design.