Northeastern Univeristy Tag

complex system

In an era dominated by the biggest and most complex system of technologies, it becomes difficult to control these complicated mechanisms. The controllability of giant complex networks has been a subject of intense study worldwide. Only when one is able to determine the nature of control parameters, one can engage in solving the complexity.   Albert-László Barabási, a world-renowned scientist and a professor of Physics and Biology...

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Workplace safety

A safe working environment is one of the most essential requirements for factory workers. It is not just promising safety in physical work but also fixing deficiencies and helping solve work problems. Robert Lieb, a professor of Supply Chain Management at Northeastern University observes the situation of workplace safety in the foreign suppliers of the companies in the U.S.   According to Lieb, regulations enforcing workplace safety...

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Thousands of crimes and torts are perpetrated every day in the world, and lo and behold, someone somewhere will be assaulted, butchered, robbed, abducted, fondled (erotically) without the consent and something will be sabotaged until you read this article to its the end. Moreover, some individuals commit crimes and torts due to unemployment, privation, poverty, and cut-throat and swear vengeance. A professor of Northeastern University coined the...

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speech

Linguistics is the scientific study which analyses language by observing an interplay between sound, speech, meaning, and syllables. It applies methods to conduct studies on grammatical structures that construct and form languages. Syllables, being important components of linguistics, is a unit of pronunciation having one vowel sound which forms a whole or a part of a word.   Iris Berent, a Psychology professor at Northeastern University researched...

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psychology

The field of psychology can explore the human mind and provide an understanding of human behaviours. It can also interpret actions, emotions, and attitudes through the changes that occur throughout an individual, as they move through different stages of life. This human behaviour, according to the scientists of Northeastern University is 93 per cent predictable.   Albert-László Barabási, a professor of Physics, studies that although human behaviour...

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  All human relationships revolve around trust. It is a belief about someone that he is good and sincere towards you and he will not try to harm you. It is the thing that makes us stick to society. It helps us in living, working, and nurturing together. Intimacy is also dependent on it.   Most of the divorces occur due to a lack of trust. In professional...

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cyber-security

Facebook has met with many allegations of abusing the privacy of its users and giving access to users’ data. This also includes the widespread use of the ‘like’ button on third party websites which can essentially track users’ information leading to its questionable cyber-security.   Engin Kirda, professor for Information Assurance at Northeastern University discusses the motives of Anonymous group which announced on YouTube that it plans...

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The sudden decline in the prices of the gallon of gas and oil might be good news for the consumers but not so much for the economy as a whole. Here is what Jeffery Born, professor of Finance at Northeastern University and an oil and gas expert in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, has to say about declining oil and gas prices.   According to him the...

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Ryan Vanderweit, a 36-year old army veteran is all set to run in the Marathon Des Sables, a 250 km race covering the distance of approximately six regular marathons through the Sahara desert. The soldier is ready to go with a small package encompassing all essentials ranging from his clothes for six to seven days to easily digestible eatables. The bag also consists of a...

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Susan Ambrose, senior vice provost for undergraduate education and experimental learning at Northeastern University, uses 3Ms Mindfulness, Motivation, Mindset as three pillars of learning new skills. According to her, these can help the members of the Northeastern community to follow up on their resolution to learn anything. She gave five tips on how to make that declaration stick.   One should consider their motivation and the...

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