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tissue

Cells are the building blocks of tissue and tissues are the basic unit of function in the body. A group of these tissues and cells make up organs that carry out body functions responsible for the body to work. Medical advances and developments have made it possible to create biological substitutes capable of replacing diseased or damaged tissue in humans.   The field of tissue engineering involves...

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Have you ever heard about 'Popping Rocks'?! No? Well, believe it or not but there lies deep within the ocean a special variety of rock that pops and explodes when brought to the surface. Strange, isn’t it? However, you won’t say so when you understand the science behind it. There is a candy named- Pop Rocks which has pressurised carbon dioxide gas bubbles embedded it,...

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Global Resilience

Disaster resilience is a critical issue facing every nation. Resilience is about addressing the need to be able to better anticipate and adapt to risks, to nimbly recover from disruptions when they happen, and to “bounce forward” by building back better and smarter. The world in which now seven billion people live has now become a riskier place to live in and to operate due...

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Violence is a persistent problem in the US. It results in thousands of deaths and injuries annually. In 2013, there were 73,505 nonfatal firearm injuries, and 33,636 deaths. These deaths included 21,175 suicides, 11,208 homicides, 505 deaths due to accidental or negligent discharge of a firearm, and 281 deaths due to firearms use with undetermined intent. In 2017, gun deaths reached their highest level since...

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smell

Northeastern University’s own biology professor, Joseph Ayers, has dedicated all his time and energy to developing robots that are self-sufficient, i.e, those who would not need algorithms or external controllers to function. Instead of this, these robots would make use of electronic nervous systems that will analyse sensory inputs from its surrounding and perform autonomous activities based on it. And when he says, “The thing that’s...

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We all have heard and experienced that the arch-rivals try to outwit each other. Both parties try to establish their supremacy over others by putting forward tough challenges. But have we ever wondered what the weakening of one’s strength leads to the dismantling of other’s strategies and they both get worse off simultaneously? It seems to be a strange proposal but it is a harsh...

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foster

There are very few who deviate from their already decided career paths and choose to walk towards contributing themselves for a social cause. One such graduate of the Northeastern University  left his admission to many top schools of law and chose to spend a year on launching a non-profit organisation. This organisation provides practical life skills and emotional stability to help and support youths of...

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Modernisation has its own adverse effects. With the increasing standard of life, infrastructural requirements have increased. Cities developed with proper technologies and skills while villages remained with many agricultural lands although no proper skill or knowledge. As society progressed we learnt the importance of awareness for agricultural tactics and new frontiers like terrace farming emerged as convenient options. The problem boils down to an age-old farming...

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Metamaterials are Potter head elements

Our mundane souls are tired from praying for J.K. Rowling’s world to be real - magic wands, invisible cloaks, flying brooms, moving paintings, but most of all a Hogwarts. Pray no more because Yongmin Liu, a professor at Northeastern University has found just the thing- Metamaterials.   Dobby is free! All you Potter heads get ready for your own invisible cloak from Potter world.   A metamaterial is an...

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The Indian subcontinent receives rains, four months a year. Being an agricultural country, these rains are a blessing. Our culture and traditions have been built around this nature’s gift. Even in modern times, our lives are entangled with the geographical and climatic conditions of our country. However, the same rains which rejuvenate us every year have turned into a curse in as many as twelve...

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