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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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Colour

As an artist, you think about the form of any project first and then think about the colours you are going to use. However, from the point of view of the viewer, they focus first on the colour scheme of any project. Colour scheme is what catches the eye of the viewer. Once the installation gets the attention, the viewer notices the form it represents.   “Usually...

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Writing better

Writing is always a process of discovery—I never know the end, or even the events on the next page, until they happen. There’s a constant interplay between the imagining and shaping of the story. —Kim Edwards You never know, your late- night scribblings could turn out to be your best quotes for someone else, a famous book or a collection of poetry of those late- night vibes....

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Life after dancing

Any type of performing art, be it sports, dancing, or singing, etc., usually comes with early retirement. Most artists struggle to find work after that to make ends meet. They can coach other people but that does not have as many opportunities. Most professionals don’t have any other degree or the experience required to enter a new field or look for a job.   Northeastern University recently...

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Opioids can be crushed by Cannabis

Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), codeine, morphine, and many others. Every day more than 130 people die from opioid overdose as suggested by the US data; there has been a 30% increase in drug overdose cases in India since the...

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Organic soil retains carbon

Organic farms are better at sequestering carbon than soil from conventional farms, shows research conducted by scientists Geoffrey Davies and Elham Ghabbour, at Northeastern University. Over the past ten years, Davies and Ghabbour have been elbow-deep in analyzing soils from different parts of their country. According to Ghabbour, a soil expert, organic soil can hold more carbon because it has higher concentrations of humic acids....

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handwriting

Many schools all over the world follow a curriculum of teaching cursive handwriting to its students. Indiana recently became the latest state to remove this part of its curriculum. It leads to the debate over whether cursive is outdated or is important in our youth learning society. Neal Learner, an associate professor of English and the director of the ‘Writing Center’ at  Northeastern University was...

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people

Northeastern University is filled with colors and vibrancy, graffiti and murals. And now, Daniel Anguilu is coming back to brighten up his wilting mural on the pedestrian bridge. This talented street artist will also be fixing the retaining wall by the Curry Student Center. Anguilu has also added a circular, wheel-type pattern along the ramp. The colored stripes and the ‘wheel’ impression would make his...

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Education for everyone

As the world is evolving and growing, so is the status of education. Competition is stronger and broader than ever. Every educational institution is on the look-out to widen its exposure and change the system of education. The main purpose is to promote personal growth and development, boosting levels of self-confidence, and enhancing the quality of life. “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors...

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a step towards stopping climate change

Climate change is one of the biggest problems that the world is facing today. Drying up water bodies to melting glaciers, cold places becoming warmer and hot places becoming hotter are all result of climate change. The problem is only rising with the carelessness and negligence of the human race. The biggest reason for climate change is the external forces exerted by humans, that is,...

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