Author: Subarna Basu

Geometry has evolved through time and now, can be given the shape of art. Today’s artists use various shapes, angles, and lines to give shape and definition to their art. This type of art, blended with math, is generally referred to as Op Art or Optical Art. Katy Ann Gilmore, a master’s graduate in fine arts created an optical art in the Snell Engineering Centre on Northeastern...

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Who does not dream of a welcoming and affordable housing communities and huge skyscraper buildings? One such dreamer is Claire Coletti who did her graduation and masters in Architecture from Northeastern University. Coletti belongs to the transgender community and believes that it is her unique vision that drives her to explore inclusive architecture. It is her desire for leading a “normal life” that has helped...

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With the progress of science, breeding animals have become even easier. The process has become faster and efficient to breed cows that give milk, bigger pigs, and sheep with thick layers of wool. Katie Lotterhos, an assistant professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences at Northeastern University, thought of applying the same method to breed oysters. There has been an increased contribution of oyster hatcheries to breed oysters that are...

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  Who does not dream of welcoming and affordable housing communities? One such dreamer is Claire Coletti who did her graduation and masters in Architecture from Northeastern University. Coletti belongs to the transgender community and believes that it is her unique vision that drives her to explore inclusive architecture. It is her desire for leading a “normal life” that has helped her in her field of...

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As the day progresses, students, as well as small businesses, start to slump. To provide a viable solution, students of Northeastern University, Djan Madruga, Francisco Carchedi, and Victor Bittar created an app that would establish a link between the students and these businesses. The app, which was released in the app store in October 2017, connects the Northeastern campus with the businesses near them. These...

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It often ends up being frustrating when your weight keeps on fluctuating and you have to buy new clothes every time. Tyler Farley, who graduated from Northeastern University, faced the same problem due to a health issue. He disliked wearing belts as well, so to provide a cost-effective solution, he resorted to suspenders.   However, when he perused websites like Google and Amazon to look for suspenders...

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In the crowded shipping port of Boston Harbour, around six humpback whales were spotted. According to a professor of the Northeastern University, Joseph Ayers the whales were not lost but were looking for snacks. They were probably attracted to the fish baits around that area.   Ayers, who has been a part of the Marine Science Centre and has specialised on neurophysiology, is of the idea that...

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Since the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, several hundreds and thousands of migrations have happened from the islands of Puerto Rico to mainland US. According to Amilcar Barreto, an associate professor of cultures, science and global studies at Northeastern University, this migration is more dispersed and can result in an exchange of culture way more than World War II.   It has been estimated that more than...

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To gather more information about a special fish, Ben Moran,who had been a student of Northeastern University and also Knight-Hennessy scholar, travelled to the coastal region of Central America on May, 2017. In Belize, he went out to find a special type of fish called Maya hamlet and collect its DNA in the process. But soon he found out that the fishes were not where...

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The #metoo movement that emerged with a dire concern about sexual harassment took the shape of a mass movement in recent times. From celebrities, political figures to sportsmen, many famous personalities have been unmasked off their gruesome act.   However, Timothy Hoff, a professor at the Northeastern University, has pointed out medicine to be one of the professions where the movement has not yet moved into. After...

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