Technology Tag

emotion

Does everyone feel more or less the same emotions all their lives? Yes. Does everyone react to these emotions in the exact same way? No, not exactly. People experience emotions in a way that varies from others. Most of the time, it also depends on the situation. Research at Northeastern University has taken a leap in this field.   Psychologists have, till now, believed that any emotion...

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paperless

Going paperless is appreciated and much needed these days. Therefore, In the world of college textbooks and journals, Northeastern University is going completely paperless. The University has made a lifetime partnership with an efficient digital media company in Silicon Valley. A large storage facility now stands tall in Belize, which will contain boxed up books. Textbooks, journals, and periodicals will get replaced by digital...

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e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes is mankind's safer options to the addiction of cigarettes. Marketed as the new and easier way to smoke, it still doesn’t promise a safer experience. Scientists are not so sure about its long term health hazards. This consequently leads us to understand that we should regard it with wariness. E-cigarettes created in the early 2000s has the obvious aim of helping smokers without them...

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faceapp

Over the past week, FaceApp has taken the internet by storm and people can’t get enough of it. It is a mobile application for iOS and Android developed by Russian company Wireless Lab. Neural network technology is used here to automatically generate highly realistic transformations of faces in photographs. The app can transform a face to make it smile, look younger, look older, or change...

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What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word data? Well, almost every-one would say things like, "figures, numbers, etc." and that is certainly right. Recording data is a very crucial task as the data is analysed to help one come to conclusions regarding certain facts. Dietmar Offenhuber, an associate professor at the Northeastern University, has realised how dealing...

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cancer

Cancer is a broad term. It describes the disease that results when cellular changes cause the uncontrolled growth and division of cells.Some types of cancer cause rapid cell growth, while others cause cells to grow and divide at a slower rate.   Most of the body's cells have specific functions and fixed lifespans. While it may sound like a bad thing, cell death is part of a...

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Zara clothes rack

When it comes to the most successful brands in the garment industry, Zara, a Spanish fast-fashion company, tops the list for most shoppers. People end up spending half their paychecks at the Zara sales. So, what is Zara’s secret recipe for this popularity? It turns out, it doesn’t stem from superior designers or unparalleled creative direction. It’s because the store is able to give customers...

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Hacking Videogame Consoles

It was a hectic competition between the teams in the MITRE’s embedded capture the flag competition. The competition challenged the students to design a secure system and collect a series of ‘flags’ digitally by hacking their competitor’s systems. Northeastern University won the overall competition by making a system for game. “This year, they had to develop a gaming system” says Guevara Noubir.   Guevara Noubir is a...

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do-sound-waves-bring-smarter-medical-implants

Tommaso Melodia, a Northeastern Engineering professor is trying to develop miniature implantable devices that can sense and communicate via sound waves. Bionet Sonar, the director of Northeastern’s Institute for the wireless internet of things believes that the technology will be able to treat a broad range of ailments which includes diabetes, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and even heart conditions.   Whereas, the traditional pacemakers or any other wireless...

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space

Lindsey Sudbury is an instructional technologist within Academic Technology Services at Northeastern University. And currently, she is working on an exciting project, which she helps oversee. People can now get the surreal experience of going to space, with the help of the Discovery Lab. It is in the Snell Library at the University.   The Lab is actually a pop-up space, dedicated to augmented reality and VR. It...

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