Technology Tag

Despite the negative connotations in its name, Black Friday is nothing less than winning a jackpot. With Black Friday, comes an opportunity to finally move the products in your wish list to the shopping cart.  In addition to that, Cyber Monday is there to rescue if you have overlooked any product earlier. The retailers came up with the idea of Black Friday and Cyber Monday...

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A magnet is a material or object that produces a magnetic field. This magnetic field is invisible but is responsible for the most notable property of a magnet: a force that pulls on other ferromagnetic materials, such as iron, and attracts or repels other magnets. Large-scale magnets capable of high magnetic fields are a core enabling technology for many areas of scientific research, medicine, imaging,...

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Evolution

Music has changed and evolved with the evolution of science and technology. With the increasing connectivity with social media,  growing singers on YouTube have gained international fame and importance. Patrik Wikstrom, a professor of music in the College of Arts, Media, and Design at Northeastern University was asked to elaborate on the changing face of music in today’s digital age.   Patrik says the availability of music...

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worms

There is no denying that we all age and grow old, in fact, all living things do too. There’s no changing that but what if you could change the way you age? Assistant professor Javier Apfeld, of the College of Science at Northeastern University, believes worms could be the solution to understanding this aging process.   What could worms tell us about human aging? A lot more...

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The arms race and principle of protectionism has given rise to autonomous weapons that are now eventually coming in a battlefield. These autonomous weapons that are generally equipped with predictive, decision-making abilities are the courtesy of artificial intelligence. The autonomous warfare's distinctive feature is to protect soldiers on the battlefield by keeping them off the battlefield. However, Justin Haner, a doctoral candidate at Northeastern University,...

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Several Instagram users will only double-tap a post and there will be no appearance of a number of likes. The decision to hide like counts was announced last week by Instagram’s chief executive officer, Adam Mosseri.  This decision is hailed by some and criticised by another. Many brands and influencers are concerned that hiding like count will affect their marketing scheme. The users can like...

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music

Music is a universal form of art that has evolved over the centuries into something humans can use to express themselves, irrespective of their cultural origin, across the globe. It has proven to help reduce stress, develop the human brain and its functioning, and also treat chronic diseases such as cancer with the help of music therapy. It is so ingrained in the lives of...

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Biometric

You're in a long line at the airport. You're up next for boarding. At the checking, instead of reaching for your boarding pass, you pull back your hair. The security holds a camera up to your face. The camera confirms a match to a photo in a biometric database, all of which is linked to your boarding details. And you're done.   This futuristic scenario is actually...

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The pattern of more than 80,000 stars within the Milky Way emit a peculiar variety of colours- blue, red, green, and orange, similar to a phone or computer ‘s screen. However, you can manipulate it with your fingertips or your mouse by expanding or diminishing it. This cosmic vision was presented by Nature- the eminent British Journal who asked researchers at Northeastern University to research on...

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Two men were walking on a street side-by-side towards a camera. One of them was wearing a black outfit and another, white T-shirt with Khakis. The astonishing part was that the camera reports only one person, the other person with white T-shirt was invisible.   The white T-shirt was designed by researchers at Northeastern University, IBM, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to deceive the specific neural...

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