Americans reach for their smartphones dozens of times per day. Northeastern philosophy professor John Basl says that tech companies should warn consumers about the potentially addictive nature of their products. But he also notes that “the internet has opened up new avenues for social interaction.”
Police in Louisiana shot and killed Alton Sterling on Tuesday. A day later, police in Minnesota fatally shot Philando Castile. Both men were black. And both shootings were captured in grisly videos by bystanders—videos that quickly circulated on social media. Here, law professor Jessica Silbey talks about the role technology now plays in influencing the conversation about race and policing, and the constitutional right of citizens to record law enforcement in public.
We’ve all seen them—and perhaps been them—that person meandering through campus, eyes fixed on their phone rather than enjoying the world around them. Mariya Shiyko, assistant professor of applied psychology, offers tips on helping you conquer your reliance on social media and technology.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday delivered the final State of the Union address of his two-term presidency. To provide analysis of the president’s remarks, we turned to professor Nick Beauchamp, an expert on U.S. politics and political methodology who has developed a new method to visualize the language and themes of political speeches.
Over the past century, the discipline of physics has expanded exponentially, crossing boundaries into areas as diverse as biology and engineering. Network scientists in the lab of Albert-László Barabási analyzed how this growth drives technological breakthroughs that improve our lives.
Northeastern assistant professor Randall Erb and Joshua Martin, PhD ’17, have developed an innovative 3-D printing technology that could revolutionize important biomedical equipment, enhancing treatment for everyone from premature babies to patients needing implants.
Fitness trackers accounted for more than half of the 35 million wearable devices in use at the end of 2014. Here, associate professor Stephen Intille, a personal health informatics expert at Northeastern, explains what we can expect from fitness tech in 2015.
After seven weeks of intense development and preparation, the young entrepreneurs behind 16 startups presented their ventures to the Northeastern community Monday night at the Husky Startup Challenge’s Demo Day.
Taking advantage of opportunities and being yourself were among the lessons Marcy Reed, president of National Grid Massachusetts, shared with fellow women in engineering and technology at the Women Who Inspire Engineering Leadership Reception on Tuesday night.
At the first event in the 2014–15 Women Who Inspire speaker series, three business leaders discussed their career paths and shared insight into how businesswomen can make sure their innovative ideas are being heard in the workplace.
Northeastern postdoctoral researcher Asanterabi Malima, PhD’13, received the Entrepreneurial Award during Massachusetts’ celebration of Africa Week in recognition of his founding a biotech firm and developing a device that enables early, low-cost disease detection.
By the time he was 3 years old, Richard Ernst had not yet learned to speak his native language. His only way of communicating was through the translation of his […]