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Alan Mislove

Northeastern University’s Computer Sciences professor, Alan Mislove, came up with a unique idea for an app. He didn’t stop there, however. He actually made the app come true. It’s called ‘Friendlist Manager’ and makes your social network experience much easier and hassle-free.   What it does is use the concept of network information to study the friends in your list and how they are, in turn, connected...

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corals

To all the marine life buffs, it is a well-known fact that photosynthetic algae, very comfortably, resides in corals. Not only do they get a nice little ‘coral’ roof for them, but the algae help its ‘home’ by turning the available carbon dioxide into coral food. This co-operative exchange, however, is slowly nearing its end, due to the acid in the ocean and warm temperatures....

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'Scrubbing' your online data

The advantages of using social media also comes with a warning sign. Breach of users’ security and identity are the common cyber issues we hear on the news every day. We put in passwords and e-mail accounts in a lot of websites, the common ones being Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc. We also accept the condition to store our history in those websites as ‘cookies’. A...

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comic

Not everyone thinks of comics as a medium for literacy; it is more like a medium of entertainment. However, John Jennings is not everyone. He very much believes in the authenticity of comic books or even graphic novels. According to Jennings, “Reading and writing are two different modes of literacy and so are comics”. Who is he, you might wonder? Well, Jennings is an illustrator...

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therpeutics

Debra Auguste, featured in ‘the 50 most influential African Americans in technology’, got her doctoral degree from Princeton University. Now, she is a professor at Northeastern University, working on her research on therapeutics. Because of her belief about the human body not being homogenous, her work focuses more on improving medical therapies and drug delivery methods. All of the solutions, according to her, would be...

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Video games

Video games are one of the most common free-time activities that children, pre-teens, and teens engage in.  However, these video games create a habit and are the sources of worst addiction. It can result  in depression, social phobias, and even poor academic performance. Cynthia Baron who holds many important positions  at Northeastern University performed a study on this situation and she supposes that it may...

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The complexity of major challenges surrounding health, security, mobility, sustainability, and democracy demands a long-term shared research effort that crosses disciplinary boundaries. The design as an ‘interdisciplinary and integrative discipline’ can empower the network between and across disciplines and help in making information transparent. The design also facilitates the cross-disciplinary discourse itself through innovative communication methods, and as a ‘third discipline’ mediates across humanics.   Paolo Ciuccarelli...

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Every time you buy an item online, share a hilarious meme, or just make a simple search, your information is being stored, tracked, and circulated. Most people probably wouldn’t care or give it much thought, but one’s data can end up in a lot of unexpected places.   “People don’t always know their info is being sold at real-time,” says Ahmad Bashir, a fifth-year doctoral student at...

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smartphones

Smartphones have become a vital part of our lives and without them, we feel like only half a person. Smartphones are used every day, to surf the internet and social media platforms, check emails, manage calendars, listen to music, play games, watch videos, take photos, read the news, write text messages, and also, every now and then we use them for their original purpose, to...

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As claimed by James Alan Fox, a criminologist at Northeastern University and one of the nation’s leading researchers on mass murder, the AP/USATODAY/Northeastern University Mass Killing database is the most comprehensive and most up-to-date depository of information on US mass killings. Evidence supporting his statement is the fact that news coverage in the days following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, relied upon a...

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