environment Tag

The new innovation evolved by Joshuna Gallaway, an assistant professor in the department of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University, is an attempt to power an entire home, off the power grid. Today, people’s outlook is to have batteries that have long lifecycles, produce high energy and is affordable. With the climatic change, the demand of the hour is to shift our energy resource from fossil fuels to...

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youth rallies to fight climate change

There is no denying anymore that climate change is real, and is happening now! For years, we have seen protests and rallies to fight climate change, but nothing has ever come close to the worldwide youth-led rally on September 20, 2019. The strike was led by the youth but was joined by millions of people from all ages across the world.   Matthew Nisbet, a professor of...

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The hurricane Dorian which affected the Bahamas left people destitute. The 165 mph maximum sustained winds were reported down from 185 mph earlier. The government aids and international support boosted the survival rates.   Many who survived this storm are conscious of the damage on the infrastructures and homes which is shattering and emotional for them. Mandatory evacuation and the rescue operations were underway in some parts...

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To gather more information about a special fish, Ben Moran,who had been a student of Northeastern University and also Knight-Hennessy scholar, travelled to the coastal region of Central America on May, 2017. In Belize, he went out to find a special type of fish called Maya hamlet and collect its DNA in the process. But soon he found out that the fishes were not where...

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coasts

As is known, almost two-thirds of the major cities around the world are surrounded by coasts. Increase in population takes a toll on the cities, in turn, increases the pressure on coastal environments. Geoff Trussell is concerned about the current coastal scenario. He is the director of the Marine Science Center of Northeastern University. Along with it, he is also the chairperson of the Department...

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Behavioural neuroscience major, Alejandro Rovira, became Northeastern University’s first student to work on a routes co-op in a research lab beyond campus. He secured this co-op through a university program called Research Opportunities for Undergraduates: Training in Environmental Health Sciences, or ROUTES. He carried out his research on establishing relations between environment and how it affects pregnant women and their infants back in his native...

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It might be easy to replace dead batteries in one’s home clock or smoke detector. But it’s problematic in more complex environments, say, forests, large buildings or airplanes. Here, you need networks with hundreds of battery-powered devices to detect flames quickly and accurately.   Matteo Rinaldi an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and a researcher from at the Northeastern University, has come up with a solution:...

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conserving-ocean

Alexandra Doudera who found herself in Viña del Mar for a study abroad program was a student at the Northeastern University. She had some goals in mind. For six months, the picturesque city on the Pacific Ocean shore of Chile would serve as the backdrop for improving her Spanish skills and teaching English to fifth-graders. Meanwhile, she was absorbing as much knowledge as she could...

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global health

Kritika Singh is an expert in dealing with organising research and global health conferences. What’s more, she can even get people intrigued about improving healthcare worldwide. Ever since her high school years, she had swept herself in this work. In 2014, she became the proud founder of ‘Malaria-Free World’. It is a venture which promotes research and education about the disease. “I used to organise...

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Twenty years ago, there were very few cell phones in use, but the number has risen to over 7 billion today. Other devices such as computer memory, camera lenses, rechargeable batteries, magnets, fluorescent lighting and much more are all made of rare earth metals.   Many people do not realise the enormous impact rare earth elements have on their daily lives, but it is almost impossible to...

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