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sleep

Sleep is very important; it’s one of the most peaceful things to experience in the world but not everyone is blessed with good sleep. Millions of people suffer from sleep-related disorders. The positions we take in our sleep can have implications for our health. Researchers at Northeastern University are combining different sensing technology with machine learning techniques to monitor a sleeper’s position even under the...

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emotion

Does everyone feel more or less the same emotions all their lives? Yes. Does everyone react to these emotions in the exact same way? No, not exactly. People experience emotions in a way that varies from others. Most of the time, it also depends on the situation. Research at Northeastern University has taken a leap in this field.   Psychologists have, till now, believed that any emotion...

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What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word data? Well, almost every-one would say things like, "figures, numbers, etc." and that is certainly right. Recording data is a very crucial task as the data is analysed to help one come to conclusions regarding certain facts. Dietmar Offenhuber, an associate professor at the Northeastern University, has realised how dealing...

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artificial intelligence

Do you really think of artificial intelligence as a boon to mankind? All of us have been enjoying the comfort artificial intelligence has provided us. Almost every workplace has been equipped with it. But one thing that is going unnoticed is that the use of artificial intelligence has slowly wiped out the human workforce in companies. A time might come when artificial intelligence wipes out...

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space

Lindsey Sudbury is an instructional technologist within Academic Technology Services at Northeastern University. And currently, she is working on an exciting project, which she helps oversee. People can now get the surreal experience of going to space, with the help of the Discovery Lab. It is in the Snell Library at the University.   The Lab is actually a pop-up space, dedicated to augmented reality and VR. It...

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skills

Technological advancements, especially in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), are transforming the way we work and learn. The consultancy McKinsey estimates that up to 800 million workers globally could possibly be displaced by robotic automation by 2030. Some jobs will change dramatically, while others will disappear altogether. So how do we bridge the skills gap in this age of AI?   Sean Gallagher, the...

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Murphy Wonsick is passionate about robotics. Staying back after school hours in her high school to work on advanced maths problems and completing an internship at NASA paved her way to achieve this dream. A PhD student, she is now working on one of the world’s most advanced humanoid robots at Northeastern University’s NASA robot Valkyrie.   The project is led by Padir and has a team...

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A famous American TV series, How I Met Your Mother has a folk song, “Marshall versus Machine”, which is interesting because it is exactly where we are heading to. “Marshall versus Machine” adds a small idealistic diversion in the plot of the series, overlooking at an age where man wins over the machine. In the present scenario, the war is still on, but with a...

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Hyperloop

Hyperloop is a mode of transportation that can be described as an open source vacuum-train whose design was released by Tesla and SpaceX. Northeastern University’s student team zipped into the second place of the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition, which included teams from around the globe, and was the culmination of two previous competitions for Paradigm Hyperloop. The team comprised of students from Northeastern University, Memorial...

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