Does Big Data have the flu?

In response to rev­e­la­tions of fail­ures in the Google Flu Trends’ pre­dic­tive capa­bil­i­ties, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity researchers exam­ined how Big Data can best be uti­lized for sci­en­tific gain in a report pub­lished online on Thursday in the journal Science.

The risk of carrying a cup of coffee

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.