Technology Tag

complex system

In an era dominated by the biggest and most complex system of technologies, it becomes difficult to control these complicated mechanisms. The controllability of giant complex networks has been a subject of intense study worldwide. Only when one is able to determine the nature of control parameters, one can engage in solving the complexity.   Albert-László Barabási, a world-renowned scientist and a professor of Physics and Biology...

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The availability of higher speed winds offshore as compared to land makes offshore wind energy is a lucrative option when the demand for electricity is exponentially high. Offshore wind farms are very useful especially in places like the United States where nearly half the population is concentrated in coastal cities which results in very high energy needs in coastal areas. Offshore energy generation requires the...

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Alan Mislove

Northeastern University’s Computer Sciences professor, Alan Mislove, came up with a unique idea for an app. He didn’t stop there, however. He actually made the app come true. It’s called ‘Friendlist Manager’ and makes your social network experience much easier and hassle-free.   What it does is use the concept of network information to study the friends in your list and how they are, in turn, connected...

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Hackers

Are you fond of video games and play stations online? Be aware! There might be hackers around. Hacking is one of the most recurring phenomena witnessed by many internet users. Hackers cannot just get access to credit card numbers but also your name and home address. Engin Kirda, associate professor at Northeastern University discusses the largest loss of private information as a consequence of hacking.   According...

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The use of 3D printing has revolutionised the healthcare sector whether it is the manufacture of customised prosthetics, implants, and anatomical models or tissue and organ fabrication. It has numerous benefits ranging from cost-effectiveness, increased productivity, customisation of medical products and equipment to the democratisation of design and manufacturing. A new approach enabled with 3D printed cell traps has simplified the difficult task of finding...

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Wireless technology has become an almost inevitable part of our lives. It has become one of the largest carriers of digital data all around the globe and has simplified many industrial operations. Its significance is well evidenced by the fact that accessibility to the wireless spectrum has become a key factor in the measurement of a country's development. With this tremendous growth potential, a comprehensive...

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video

A university with its own video game club sounds surprising. However, Northeastern University has not only its own video game club, named as ‘Northeastern Entertainment System’ (NES) but also organises game nights on Wednesdays. The members are usually seen to gather in 346 Curry Student Center to play the coolest video games of all - ‘Super Smash Bros. Melee’ and ‘Mario Kart’, to name a...

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With the advancement of technology and scientific know-how, there has been a colossal restyle in the healthcare industry. Patients have now ingress to many of the finest diagnostic instruments, latest and innovative medicaments, and bazillions of minutest invasive procedures following slighter torment and faster curing process. Distant discussions with the experts, intended remedies, and the access to instinctive mobile applications have led the way to...

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cyber-security

Facebook has met with many allegations of abusing the privacy of its users and giving access to users’ data. This also includes the widespread use of the ‘like’ button on third party websites which can essentially track users’ information leading to its questionable cyber-security.   Engin Kirda, professor for Information Assurance at Northeastern University discusses the motives of Anonymous group which announced on YouTube that it plans...

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