Northeastern University Tag

we are dumping more garbage in the oceans than we take out resulting in drowning oceans

Our oceans need help. Rising sea level is one of the most prominent effects of global warming. In the recent years, we have not only witnessed the rise in sea levels but also an increase in the ocean temperature, which is not only leading to flooding of the costal lands but also impacting the marine life, such as the corals.   Our oceans absorb the heat from...

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Are you an impulsive shopper? Do you ever regret what you bought at the heat of the moment? According to statistics, probably not! A new research found that customers who shop while angry are more likely to be happy later. So, that new dress isn’t really a waste.   Alexander DePaoli is an associate teaching professor of marketing at the Northeastern University. He, along with his and researchers from...

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sleep

Sleep is very important; it’s one of the most peaceful things to experience in the world but not everyone is blessed with good sleep. Millions of people suffer from sleep-related disorders. The positions we take in our sleep can have implications for our health. Researchers at Northeastern University are combining different sensing technology with machine learning techniques to monitor a sleeper’s position even under the...

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Have you ever felt stressed? What’s the different between being stressed about something and being diagnosed with clinical stress? Recent studies suggest that one out of every five individual suffer from chronic stress. About 110 million die every day due to stress. That is 2 people per second!   The term first came in 1915. It was called as 'Flight or Fight Condition' by Dr. Walter Cannon...

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Psychology has shown us that people tend to do with group support, what they wouldn’t otherwise. 8chan, owned by Jim Watkins, has come under scrutiny for similar reasons. Debates have been going on whether or not the app should shut down because it encourages criminal mentality amongst people. Even the original founder of the app is in support for the closure of the app. However,...

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wake up now to fight climate-change.

The first step towards any healing process is acceptance. Once you accept your problem, only then will you be able to find a solution for it. Same goes for climate-change.   The thing with climate-change is that it is gradual and yet consistent. Slowly rising global temperature, melting of polar ice-caps, rising ocean levels, etc. are evidence enough that the world needs saving. We need to act...

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The Uighurs or Uigurs, are a minority Turkic ethnic group originating from and culturally affiliated with the general region of Central and East Asia. They have been recognised as native to only one region, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. There, since the last two years, they have been living in camps, described by the regional government as vocational training centres...

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fuel cells

Two Northeastern University researchers, Sanjeev Mukerjee and Qingying Jia, have received a $1 million grant from the Department of Energy to develop technology to lower the cost of fuel for energy-efficient cars.   Fuel consumption is a cause of major concern, which has led to the development of fuel cells that are used to run fuel-efficient cars. Fuel cells are devices that convert the chemical energy of...

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music

Diego Bacigalupe is one of the two students of Northeastern University who did a musical tour of Brazil, as a part of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. A student of computer science and computer engineering, he played the clarinet for this tour of eight cities and even had the opportunity to play his music beside Anna Federova, a world-renowned pianist. Eric Chen was the other...

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