Author: Shweta Tripathi

With the launch of cloud computing, voice assistants like Amazon’s Echo and Alexa are coming to hospitals. Imagine a person who is having a cold but is not confident about it. Rather, than consulting a doctor due to hampered healthcare, he consults Amazon Alexa. It will generalise the symptoms with other patients and give a general diagnosis. This causes a deficit of primary care physicians due...

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The G-7 summit held in Biarritz in France, convened on 24-25 August 2019, kept the emphasis on an overarching theme ‘Fight Against inequalities'. More than 100 leaders from universities, non-governmental organizations, and corporations in the US and France honoured the attendance to undertake the same challenge.   The inauguration of the Paris-Boston Women’s Forum, a project initiated by the Consulate General of France in Boston held at Northeastern’s...

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In the olden days, theorists used to sit back with paper and pencil for calculations to find out the natural phenomena. However, in present times, with the advent of powerful computers and calculators which is a boon for theorists, they can perform calculations that can predict phenomena which include forecasting and spotting exoplanets. This huge computing requires lots of energy but the electronics of today are...

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In the heat of summer, many people realise the need to slather sunscreen to protect their skin from getting crisped by the ultraviolet rays. But what if we have an alternative for “organic” to safeguard it from ultraviolet rays? Leila Deravi, an assistant professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology runs Biomedical Design Group at Northeastern University and Camille Martin, a former graduate student of Northeastern are working...

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After becoming the first Canadian Team to win NBA membership in June, the Raptors made history once again by selling branded hijabs, the headscarf worn by many Muslim women. The hijab starred Raptors claw on one side and a Nike swoosh on the other which they revealed in their promotional video on Twitter. This will give inspiration to Muslim women to come to the forefront and...

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The new innovation evolved by Joshuna Gallaway, an assistant professor in the department of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University, is an attempt to power an entire home, off the power grid. Today, people’s outlook is to have batteries that have long lifecycles, produce high energy and is affordable. With the climatic change, the demand of the hour is to shift our energy resource from fossil fuels to...

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Can plywood be used as a wireless charger?Maybe a decade ago, the answer would have been in negation,but presently,with the emergence of technology and researchers like Kaushik Choudhury, an associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University and Yousof Naderi, former graduate students can turn plywood into smart wireless chargers.   They are working on a system to transform any surface to a wireless charger...

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The researchers and scientists are struggling to provide the best medications to malignant tumorous patients which involve abnormal growth of cell with the purpose to perfuse other cells.   These medications entail certain drugs and a particular type of light which are susceptible to certain wavelengths of light that can annihilate targeted cells or tumours. One such therapy is Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) which explicitly provide medication to...

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The political screenplay of the scheduled withdrawal of the UK from EU (Brexit) after the referendum held in the UK on 23rd June 2016, in which 52% supported the Brexit while 48% were against it, is at the crest of showing no signs of closure. This muddled up situation in the UK is presently due to its seeds sown in the past when the UK continued...

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The hurricane Dorian which affected the Bahamas left people destitute. The 165 mph maximum sustained winds were reported down from 185 mph earlier. The government aids and international support boosted the survival rates.   Many who survived this storm are conscious of the damage on the infrastructures and homes which is shattering and emotional for them. Mandatory evacuation and the rescue operations were underway in some parts...

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