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mars

Could there really be life on Mars? This question has fascinated mankind for generations. And of all the planets in the Solar System, Mars’ Earth-like qualities make it the number one candidate for exploration. The Martian year is twice as long as Earth’s, but visitors would still experience winter and summer seasons thanks to the planet’s tilted axis. Mars rotates at almost the same frequency...

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Cyber-security

“Cyber-security is now something that we must treat in our businesses just like we watch our balance sheets,” says Tom Kennedy CEO of Raytheon Company, the keynote speaker said to other business leaders in attendance at Northeastern University’s CEO Breakfast Forum.   Customers these days focus on the comfort, ease and, capabilities provided by the cyber-world. They want the value provided by the cyber-world but don’t focus...

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Virtual connectivity

Globalisation where on one hand, has improved the business world and promoted communication and relationships across borders and cultures, on the other hand, it has also made business models more and more complex. Communication gaps are proving to be a big challenge and may turn into a threat, depending on the situation.   The managers cannot be present everywhere at all times and for every occasion. In...

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robots

Lobster and other seafood may simply be a source of tasty meat that's fun to eat at social events. These lobsters are especially found in large numbers in New England and are exported widely to the US, Canada, Italy, and France. “While fishing is done locally, much of the processing is outsourced to other countries. A lack of local manpower means scallops caught off the...

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At Northeastern University, researchers are in the process of studying how humans coordinate hand-offs with one another and teaching robots to do the same. There is a great possibility that in the near future, humans and robots will work side-by-side. Thus, the ability to pass tools and objects back and forth becomes vital. Hence, neuroscientists and engineers at Northeastern are working to make sure robots...

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smell

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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A robot called Jibo has been helping the veterans at a hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts, by guiding them in a yoga exercise. Arielle Scoglio, a doctoral student studying population health at the Northeastern University, is analysing how the veterans interact with Jibo, and how receptive they are to talking to it and taking instruction from it. Scoglio’s research at the Northeastern focuses on the social...

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digitalisation

In the era of digitalisation, where you have a virtual identity, who is to say that your data and personal information will not be leaked publicly or it won’t be sold off to anyone? Every time you log into your social media account, or link your Gmail to any other website or app to login, all your personal information is accessible by the app. You...

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robots now working as co-workers of people in the fishing industry

Fishing is an imperative process which sustains the global food market and economy. It is a rigorous practice that requires a lot of manual labor and is also extremely dangerous. Due to the exponential growth in the technological sector, lesser and lesser people are willing to indulge in this business. The procedure of processing the fish is rather long and time consuming - from catching...

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