Author: Shahjadi Rahman

wireless

Almost all wireless carriers admit that they slow down the speed of internet for video streaming, claiming it to be a necessary practice in order to control network congestion. This process is called throttling. According to David Choffnes, an associate professor of computer and information science at the Northeastern University, carriers throttle videos all the time, even when networks are not overloaded. According to his study, a...

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The US is a huge country and one may find it hard to get around, especially if you are a student. Public transportation which include bicycles, buses, taxies, trains, and subways is the most efficient. The students from the Northeastern University are now enjoying a free ride-sharing service at the Boston campus. It is called RedEye Safety Escort, which is managed by the Northeastern University Police...

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fitness

The new generation is becoming more health conscious in order to prevent health issues like blood pressure, diabetic problems, etc. They are serious about maintaining a strong immune system to prevent numerous diseases. To maintain fitness, one can make a proper diet plan and indulge in exercises like running, yoga, etc. But to monitor the results, one can opt for fitness bands or activity trackers. However, these...

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Our digestive system needs enzymes to break down the food we eat and allow it to be efficiently absorbed through the small intestine, entering the bloodstream and nourishing cells and organs. Processed food has enzymes for speeding up the chemical reactions. However, these molecules have more to offer than just a good meal. Penny Beuning, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology at the Northeastern...

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Transferring files in your phone has become one of the easiest tasks today. Whether you are sharing pictures or songs, your phone device has got it all covered. However, this connectivity may compromise your privacy and security, especially if it is an apple device.   Recently, a researchers’ group from Northeastern University and the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany, found flaws that make Apple’s AirDrop and similar services vulnerable...

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Carmen Sceppa is the new dean of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences and wants to talk about the ongoing crisis of American healthcare throughout the United States. One of her goals is to form a national healthcare leadership role for Bouvé with consensus among its three divisions: the School of Pharmacy, the School of Nursing, and the School of Health Professions.   At the Northeastern University, Sceppa...

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Are you an impulsive shopper? Do you ever regret what you bought at the heat of the moment? According to statistics, probably not! A new research found that customers who shop while angry are more likely to be happy later. So, that new dress isn’t really a waste.   Alexander DePaoli is an associate teaching professor of marketing at the Northeastern University. He, along with his and researchers from...

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The Uighurs or Uigurs, are a minority Turkic ethnic group originating from and culturally affiliated with the general region of Central and East Asia. They have been recognised as native to only one region, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. There, since the last two years, they have been living in camps, described by the regional government as vocational training centres...

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Northeastern University is all set to launch the Center for Inclusive Computing with a vision to increase the representation of women in technology. They will collaborate with universities having large undergraduate computing programs across the US in order to strengthen the student population of women and underrepresented minorities. For the upcoming six years, the Center will fund and support not-for-profit universities with 200 or more computing graduates annually. Funding will...

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Many of the New England’s recognisable food and beverage brands are mass-produced inside a 65,000-square-foot facility in Andover, Massachusetts. At the end of a winding, tree-lined road, stands the headquarters of New England Label: a pharmaceutical lab-turned-industrial warehouse, holding half a dozen printing presses. Throughout the day, the machines churn out labels, in addition to booklets, decals, and manuals continuously. Here, labels of all kinds are...

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