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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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Fitness trackers Photo by Adam Birkett on Unsplash

Today’s generation knows how to utilise science and technology in a better way. Wearable fitness trackers have been promising to help motivate us to get healthier and stay active. The latest technologically advanced products like Fitbits (fitness trackers) have high rates that cannot be acquired by everyone. Getting fit is more complicated than simply knowing how many steps have been taken for those who live...

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Mars is the most accessible place in the solar system. Exploring Mars provides the opportunity to possibly answer origin and evolution of life questions, and could someday be a destination for survival of humankind.   The Mars Desert Research Station in Utah is a facility dedicated to investigating the possibilities for human exploration of the Red Planet. And it’s the perfect place for Northeastern University students to...

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According to a report published in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ March catalogue, most children who use firearms to commit suicide or fall victim to unintentional firearm deaths use weapons found in their home. These firearms are left loaded or unlocked or both. Every year around 500 children are killed and thousands more are injured in accidental shootings.   Handguns may be more dangerous for young children...

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Pitchfork, the music magazine describes Gish in a peculiar way. She is someone who “confronts challenges with erudite analogies, then conceals them with earnest, unaffected charm.” The Fader, music, culture and lifestyle magazine has identified Gish’s ability - “knack for turning the chronic self-awareness of the post-adolescent psyche into lilting, lyrical gold.” The Guardian, the British news outlet, calls Gish as “mordantly funny, her bleak but...

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Snowflakes are beautiful to look at. They float down from above in unique shapes, as if they are stars, made of ice. They are weightless; you wouldn’t feel them if they settle in the palm of your hand unless they ball up in your hands. Like the water evaporation system, snowfalls also follow a simple little process. Little specks of dust get coated with...

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As the world became more connected and a closer place, it also became a more vulnerable place. Today a very large portion of population have access to the internet and the small percentage of people who don’t have any access to the internet, chances are their data is somehow present on the internet, via their bank information, SAT scores, their social security number, the sim card details...

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In times, when everything is right from seeking information to receiving answers can be done within seconds, having Amazon Alexa is just the beginning to find out ways in which students could use a different resource. Amazon Alexa will bring clarity and improvement in speech. So can we hope to take advantage of Alexa to reinvent teaching and learning? Let’s look at some of the...

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As more and more wearable, internet-connected devices hit the market, it’s clear that we’ll need to find better ways to protect our personal data.   Smart watches and pacemakers are devices designed to make life easier. And yet, all this wearable technology can be hacked. The devices send personal health information to your smartphone over the airways, so anyone with the know-how could scoop it up and...

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Life with disabilities is very difficult and same is the care and motivation for the disabled towards leading a successful life. Certain physical and cognitive disorders make it impossible for nearly 1 billion people to communicate effectively. Imagine being able to think, feel, observe, and yet, not be understood.   Leiser is a fifth-year student studying electrical engineering at Northeastern Univeristy. He has spent the past two semesters...

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