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predictable

Albert-László Barabási is a popular network scientist, who writes books on some of the most intriguing topics. In fact, the latest book of this Northeastern University’s scientist focuses on how much human behaviour is predictable. The book ‘Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do’ and its publication, was preceded by a web experiment, which will sort of explain how networking basically works.   This web experiment...

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humans

A lot of thought is put into the design while creating realistic robots, especially if you want them to have flawless interacting qualities. We might not be aware of it, but there are many intricate details that go into any kind of human movement, even something as simple as making an eight in the air. Northeastern University professor Dagmar Sternad is very much fascinated by...

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Failure in science

Failure in science and research is inevitable. Though few scientists talk about their failures, the consensus of a nation admitting to or recognising failures is subpar. Every second a scientist experiences failure in their experiment. However, what many people don’t evaluate is the fact that science, its postulations, theories, and proofs are based on a countless number of failures out of which one success has...

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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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goosebumps

There’s no one in this world that has the ability to control their goosebumps – until now. James Heathers is a postdoctoral researcher at Northeastern University. He apparently can summon goosebumps at his will. He is a science buff, reading old scientific articles as a hobby. That was when he first discovered a unique phenomenon in a 1938 case study. Instead of digging for more,...

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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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fish

One doesn’t check what kind of things they buy, including fish. They just assume that they’ve received what they want. Well, it couldn’t hurt to look into the details. Because recently, cases of mislabeling fishes have cropped up. These mishaps led to selling cheaper fishes as more expensive ones. New York State’s attorney general’s office investigated this issue. Northeastern University helped them in the research. The...

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