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echo

The Internet has expanded the variety and amount of accessible political information. On the positive side, this may create a more pluralistic form of public debate; on the negative side, greater access to information may lead to selective exposure to ideologically supportive channels. The echo chamber effect aroused by this internet occurs online due to a harmonious group of people amalgamating and developing tunnel vision....

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Kroto

Nobel Laureate Sir Harold Kroto won his Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996, with his fellow collaborators Robert Curl and Richard Smalley. The prize was for their amazing discovery of the existence of the most peculiar form of carbon. Kroto narrated the story of their discovery in the Presidential Speaker Series put forth by Northeastern University’s Profiles in Innovation. “Carbon is peculiar,” he said. “More...

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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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The craziest adventure that I have ever been on” says Carl Fiester, a graduate of Northeastern University’s Mechanical Engineering program. Fiester and his team at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have spent a total of 10 days in Guadalupe Island in December. The group came across some of the most eye-opening and intense footage of the great white shark behavior. The group spent a total...

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Kelsey Burhans, a graduate in International Affairs and Economics from Northeastern University, has put herself in understanding the Latin American culture and their economies through the aspect of microfinance and financial inclusion. She experienced the culture by working and studying abroad. Kelsey was awarded a prestigious Fulbright fellowship and began with her project in Bolivia, then moved onto Peru. She worked in close contact with...

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Recently, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning letter to the hoverboard retailers, importers, and manufacturers that if the product doesn’t meet the product safety standards then it will be detained from the market. The letter also included the pieces of evidence of the recent loss of more than 2 million dollars in property damage caused by 52 hoverboard fires.   K.M. Abraham, a research...

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Facebook is a very diverse and dynamic platform that keeps on changing continuously. In the year 2016, it made some changes that equip you to not merely like the post, rather express your emotions using its newly added emojis. Those new five emojis were love, haha, wow, sad, and angry. This gave the choice to the users to react to the posts ahead of the...

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Zealandia

Submerged about two-thirds of a mile (more than a kilometre) under the sea, Zealandia is a mass of continental crust that subsided after breaking away from Gondwanaland 83–79 million years ago. The team of 11 scientists that took part in the 2017 expedition to uncover the hidden secrets of this almost submerged land are striving to recognise this landmass as the eighth continent. The proposed...

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Currently, we see many of us being aware of the constant scrutiny that we are under the eyes of the artificial intelligence in our phone and our every movement through the devices are being studied and saved. This helps the intelligence to create an algorithm and provide us with information and details of products or materials that we may have searched for at any point...

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A week back my sister and I were lying on the couch and were talking about ordering pizza. Suddenly a voiceover comes, order for 2 farmhouse pizzas has been placed at Dominos. Both of us were startled and were staring at the speaker on the shelf. Later that day I was wondering if they eavesdrop on us. “Smart speakers like Alexa, Siri, and Google home...

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