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Northeastern University’s own biology professor, Joseph Ayers, has dedicated all his time and energy to developing robots that are self-sufficient, i.e, those who would not need algorithms or external controllers to function. Instead of this, these robots would make use of electronic nervous systems that will analyse sensory inputs from its surrounding and perform autonomous activities based on it. And when he says, “The thing that’s...

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Artificial intelligence and ethics

There is a race going on in the artificial-intelligence sector. Everyone wants to get their hands on the next best thing as soon as possible. Ethics sometimes take a back seat in such cases. New technologies should be focused on human ethics and a universal desire to make life better for people around the world. This is a pressing concern when it comes to military...

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an idea that is important to you and of significance to other people

An idea you are passionate about is a good start. Your idea doesn’t have to be super solid and you don’t have to know all of the detail. All you need is an idea that is important to you and of significance to other people. For Sofia Catalina,  the only thing she really cared about was sustainability and renewable energy. She started her journey in...

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broken windows

The broken window theory was proposed by George Kelling and James Q. Wilson in 1982. They used broken windows as a metaphor for disorder in neighbourhoods. The theory states that there is a link between disorder in a community to occurrences of serious crime. The theory had a great impact on the police throughout the 1990s and the 21st century. The most notable application of...

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To gather more information about a special fish, Ben Moran,who had been a student of Northeastern University and also Knight-Hennessy scholar, travelled to the coastal region of Central America on May, 2017. In Belize, he went out to find a special type of fish called Maya hamlet and collect its DNA in the process. But soon he found out that the fishes were not where...

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What is the human race without the availability of fresh drinking water? Raising awareness among masses, the drinking water crisis takes another leap in areas of Michigan, Flint, Vermont and many other states in New York. Contamination of safe drinking water has been pointed as one of the eminent causes of water crisis.   Joe O’Connell reports that Ameet Pinto, professor of civil and environmental engineering at...

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Every household amenity in the United States is somehow always connected to the internet as often referred to as  smart devices. This can range from a thermostat, that you can operate using your smart phone, to a TV that enables your access to Netflix, a digital assistant like Google home or Alexa, and even a refrigerator that reminds you to buy a particular food item...

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a step towards stopping climate change

Climate change is one of the biggest problems that the world is facing today. Drying up water bodies to melting glaciers, cold places becoming warmer and hot places becoming hotter are all result of climate change. The problem is only rising with the carelessness and negligence of the human race. The biggest reason for climate change is the external forces exerted by humans, that is,...

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Compassion, one of the most necessary feelings and positive emotions in human beings is slowly running out. With an outstanding increase in the suffering amongst people, compassion is disappearing. David DeSteno, a professor of psychology at Northeastern University, states this phenomenon as “compassion fade”.   Through media we get to know about the rise of natural disasters, political movements that take violent turns and mass migrations. This...

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