Author: Akshara Palshetkar

complex system

In an era dominated by the biggest and most complex system of technologies, it becomes difficult to control these complicated mechanisms. The controllability of giant complex networks has been a subject of intense study worldwide. Only when one is able to determine the nature of control parameters, one can engage in solving the complexity.   Albert-László Barabási, a world-renowned scientist and a professor of Physics and Biology...

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Workplace safety

A safe working environment is one of the most essential requirements for factory workers. It is not just promising safety in physical work but also fixing deficiencies and helping solve work problems. Robert Lieb, a professor of Supply Chain Management at Northeastern University observes the situation of workplace safety in the foreign suppliers of the companies in the U.S.   According to Lieb, regulations enforcing workplace safety...

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Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease is characterised by the degeneration of brain cells, meaning fewer nerve cell connections, leading to a decline in thinking, behavioural, and social skills that disrupt a person’s ability to function independently. It causes severe memory impairment where the patient loses the ability to remember recent conversations and carry out everyday tasks.   Richard Deth, a professor at Northeastern University, discovered a new fact, where he...

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speech

Linguistics is the scientific study which analyses language by observing an interplay between sound, speech, meaning, and syllables. It applies methods to conduct studies on grammatical structures that construct and form languages. Syllables, being important components of linguistics, is a unit of pronunciation having one vowel sound which forms a whole or a part of a word.   Iris Berent, a Psychology professor at Northeastern University researched...

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Hackers

Are you fond of video games and play stations online? Be aware! There might be hackers around. Hacking is one of the most recurring phenomena witnessed by many internet users. Hackers cannot just get access to credit card numbers but also your name and home address. Engin Kirda, associate professor at Northeastern University discusses the largest loss of private information as a consequence of hacking.   According...

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Global warming

Global warming is one of the defining issues of our time. Drastically shifting weather patterns not just disturb the ecological system but also have a negative effect on the life of humans. This problem, if not monitored, can lead to serious problems that may be experienced on a large scale in the future.   Auroop Ganguly, an associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University,...

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psychology

The field of psychology can explore the human mind and provide an understanding of human behaviours. It can also interpret actions, emotions, and attitudes through the changes that occur throughout an individual, as they move through different stages of life. This human behaviour, according to the scientists of Northeastern University is 93 per cent predictable.   Albert-László Barabási, a professor of Physics, studies that although human behaviour...

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cyber-security

Facebook has met with many allegations of abusing the privacy of its users and giving access to users’ data. This also includes the widespread use of the ‘like’ button on third party websites which can essentially track users’ information leading to its questionable cyber-security.   Engin Kirda, professor for Information Assurance at Northeastern University discusses the motives of Anonymous group which announced on YouTube that it plans...

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IPO

Private Corporations offers its shares to the public to allow their companies to raise capital from public investors. This phenomenon is called ‘Initial Public Offering (IPO)’ in the economy of investors.  Facebook too had filed an IPO to possibly gain investment as it typically includes share premiums from the public.   David Sherman, professor at Northeastern University analyses Facebook’s IPO. According to him, there is a chance...

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equipment

The entire course of medicine studies deals with its students using technology tools to detect their patient’s health. The use of this high-tech diagnostic equipment improves the identification of disorders or diseases if any. However, the experience becomes profound when there are no medical tools used.   Such an experience was noted by Emma Stratton and Meghan Ferriera, graduates of the Physician Assistant Program at Northeastern University....

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