Technology

complex system

In an era dominated by the biggest and most complex system of technologies, it becomes difficult to control these complicated mechanisms. The controllability of giant complex networks has been a subject of intense study worldwide. Only when one is able to determine the nature of control parameters, one can engage in solving the complexity.   Albert-László Barabási, a world-renowned scientist and a professor of Physics and Biology...

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echo

The Internet has expanded the variety and amount of accessible political information. On the positive side, this may create a more pluralistic form of public debate; on the negative side, greater access to information may lead to selective exposure to ideologically supportive channels. The echo chamber effect aroused by this internet occurs online due to a harmonious group of people amalgamating and developing tunnel vision....

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The availability of higher speed winds offshore as compared to land makes offshore wind energy is a lucrative option when the demand for electricity is exponentially high. Offshore wind farms are very useful especially in places like the United States where nearly half the population is concentrated in coastal cities which results in very high energy needs in coastal areas. Offshore energy generation requires the...

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American media has had a long journey right from the first newspaper that was published in Boston, Massachusetts in 1690. Within the next 50 years, magazines also began to gain popularity in several major American cities. The concept of commercial radio burst on to the scene at the beginning of the 20th century and ended print media's monopoly in America. This gave audiences all over...

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Most of us are active on social media for various reasons. Some of us like to catch up with our friends, some like to be updated on the happenings around the world, and some just like to use it in our free time. Hundreds of thousands of new social platforms have emerged after the popularity of a few.   It has almost become mandatory to be active...

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Alan Mislove

Northeastern University’s Computer Sciences professor, Alan Mislove, came up with a unique idea for an app. He didn’t stop there, however. He actually made the app come true. It’s called ‘Friendlist Manager’ and makes your social network experience much easier and hassle-free.   What it does is use the concept of network information to study the friends in your list and how they are, in turn, connected...

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The dawn of a new era of technology and hyper-connectivity has brought with it change. It is predicted that both national and international journalism is bound to reach a crisis point soon. The printed press is already in danger of extinction, while the internet keeps growing. Today, there’s an increasing number of online news media that offer unbiased latest news and live updates for readers....

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Jake Potts is a bioengineering student at Northeastern University who will earn a doctoral degree in genetics. He is a member of the Northeastern University Symphony Orchestra where he plays solo and ensemble violin. At the same time, he is also a member of the Harvard Medical School Chamber Music Society. Potts calls himself a composer whose imagination comes alive in the lab as he...

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Like every other thing in today’s world, education too has been impacted by technology. As a result, a lot of innovative changes in teaching methodologies have been made at educational institutes. Universities are now using social media in the teaching and learning process to find new value for creating suitable learning among students. Students can exchange thoughts and knowledge with each other on social media,...

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Hackers

Are you fond of video games and play stations online? Be aware! There might be hackers around. Hacking is one of the most recurring phenomena witnessed by many internet users. Hackers cannot just get access to credit card numbers but also your name and home address. Engin Kirda, associate professor at Northeastern University discusses the largest loss of private information as a consequence of hacking.   According...

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