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And we celebrate…. Curiosity, inventiveness, forethought, sustainability, solutions, collaboration. Furthermore, we celebrate people who commit their lives to bettering society. Presently, we celebrate the engineering legacy of Northeastern’s Alexander Gorlov (1931-2016). A man who devoted his life to discovering solutions that maximized energy, minimized loss, and exemplified beauty. On...

Fact: Northeastern has a tradition of innovative responsiveness toward industry. Proof 1903. Henry Ford incorporates as the Ford Motor Company. His assembly line technique and philosophy of durability paired with affordability revolutionizes the world. 1903. Northeastern opens the doors of its Automobile School, a program geared toward “owners, chauffeurs,...

On June 23, 2016, Britain voted to leave the European Union (EU). This vote called “Brexit” (Britain + exit) will not take full effect for more than two years, but the uncertainty of its impact has many research institutions worried, especially those trying to secure...

Blown tires. Bent rims. Spilt coffee. Alignment thrown off. Car in the shop. Dry cleaners. Lost time. Who doesn’t love potholes. Fortunately, some of life’s complications can be rectified, or at least mitigated. The solution for infuriating road conditions: StreetScan. StreetScan is a multidimensional, rapid-sensor technology system...

On the train. At the gym. Whole Foods. Dinner Parties. I hear: “Are you playing?” “What level are you on?” The phenom, Pokémon Go, has spread faster than a meme on roller skates. Such astonishing expansion begs the question, How? What traits have made Pokémon Go an otherworldly...

Facts are facts. Gravity. Calories. Credits. Debits. Taxes. Death. On their own, facts may be interesting and even intriguing … but, until they become relevant, until they become my facts, facts that have a bearing upon me (and my community), then, they are just cold,...

Running is hard. Physically and mentally. Sore calves, knee aches, shoulder tightness. Sometimes every pounding footfall is accompanied by the thought, “Why do I do this?” No matter the experience level, no matter the years, novice, intermediate, and advanced runners know the feeling, the agony, the...

Having a designated wingman or wingwoman is the best. It just makes things easier. Wingpeople are like icebreaking vessels, they do the heavy labor and create safe passage for those who follow behind. Goodbye ice, hello clear waters. A wingman works through all those awkward first...