Author: Umayal R

Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding is centred around building one’s body muscles through weightlifting and nutrition. Whether recreational or competitive, bodybuilding is often considered to be a lifestyle, as it involves both the time you spend in and outside the gym. To maximize your results from the gym, one must focus on his diet, as eating the wrong foods can be detrimental to the bodybuilding goals.   Julianne Mayville, a senior...

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cancer

Cancer is a broad term. It describes the disease that results when cellular changes cause the uncontrolled growth and division of cells.Some types of cancer cause rapid cell growth, while others cause cells to grow and divide at a slower rate.   Most of the body's cells have specific functions and fixed lifespans. While it may sound like a bad thing, cell death is part of a...

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cuba

Students from Northeastern University, who study photography and storytelling, took part in a three-week-long study abroad program in Havana, Cuba. Northeastern professor Luis Brens, who led the program, says that this program was designed to immerse the students in Cuban culture while teaching them the nuances of street photography.   Brens, who has been leading this program since 2013 says, “Taking them to a completely different culture...

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computers

Computers are the most perfect students, but when they have biased teachers, their purpose faces a  pitfall. Computers are only as good as their makers. Biased algorithms and data can be a terrible blow in this age of Artificial Intelligence.   At this point, everything is interconnected to Artificial Intelligence. For instance, the song recommendation in any kind of streaming service is AI, more specifically Machine Learning....

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book

Rashmi Dyal-Chand, a law professor at Northeastern University, recently published her book called the Collaborative Capitalism in American Cities: Reforming Urban Market Regulations where she offers a way forward for struggling businesses in America’s inner cities. Her book focuses on three collaborative business networks: Cooperative Home Care Associates and its sister organizations in the Bronx, New York, which includes the largest worker-owned cooperative in the...

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Most patients seeking medical care don’t want to wait for long hours. Urgent Walk-in Clinics, with their long working hours and immediate walk-in appointments, fulfil that need which cannot be accomplished by a traditional visit to the doctor’s office/ hospital. The main reason for the popularity of walk-in clinics among patients is that they blend retail elements such as ground-floor locations that provide easier access...

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Emma Towlson, an associate research scientist in the Center for Complex Network Research at Northeastern University is all set for her expedition to Antarctica. Ms Towlson is one among the 100 women scientists and researchers who have been selected to participate in the upcoming program led by Homeward Bound, a company that sends women scientists to Antarctica to learn valuable skills that will help them...

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safety-and-security

A group of students from Northeastern University participated in the MITRE’s Embedded Capture the Flag competition where they were challenged to build a security system that can protect its intellectual property. The group successfully designed a prototype gaming console that stopped every attempted attack and won the competition.   The students also proved to be impressive hackers, themselves, by defeating the security measures in the systems designed...

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Ever wondered if cracks could lead to incredible innovations? Professor Alain Karma explains how it’s possible. Mr.Karma, a professor of Physics at the Northeastern University, was struck by the patterning of cracks and how they form complex mysterious branches. This made him show interest in studying cracks and exploring its potential. Earlier, he had studied snowflakes which has intricate crystalline branches.   On talking about how cracks...

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