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Antarctic ocean, when defined in three phrases would simply be brutally windy, unfathomably cold, and disturbingly isolated. Not even a single person would deny the fact that Antarctica is the most remote region we aren’t fully familiar with. We may have been furnished with the extreme conditions it is home of, but there would be no arguments or deliberations while claiming that it would be...

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system

Recognised as “Project of the Month” by Engineers Without Borders USA, a nonprofit humanitarian organisation, a team of students from Northeastern University‘  chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-NEU) travelled to the village of El Chaguite, Honduras, to assess the community’s water system and design a new, fully functional system for the rapidly expanding community. The students evaluated the current water system and identified the most...

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Soda

Soda, or, pop has been making massive popularity in the news since the modernisation of health facilities and awareness of the public about their health factors. People consuming such sugary and carbonated beverages have been diagnosed with many health issues such as obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and other heart-related diseases. Many studies have linked drinking soda to cancer and deaths from heart disease. A lot...

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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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Various types of bacteria can be found in drinking water. In fact, in a glass of clear tap water, thousands of microorganisms are present. Ameet Pinto is an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Northeastern University. He says, “If drinking water doesn’t have bacteria in it, there’s something wrong”. Thus, Pinto’s lab is developing a low-cost microscope and easy-to-follow procedures that will help regulate...

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In the crowded shipping port of Boston Harbour, around six humpback whales were spotted. According to a professor of the Northeastern University, Joseph Ayers the whales were not lost but were looking for snacks. They were probably attracted to the fish baits around that area.   Ayers, who has been a part of the Marine Science Centre and has specialised on neurophysiology, is of the idea that...

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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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Bacteria

More than 844 million people around the globe lack access to clean water. One of the challenges is that bacteria from rivers can flow into groundwater sources, polluting what may have been potable drinking water. Building new infrastructure to reroute clean water is expensive, especially for regions that already struggle with extreme poverty. Instead, communities often rely on water filtration systems. Current methods of testing...

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Water

Water is a precious thing. However, the water crisis the entire world is facing right now is directly indicating that the world war three would happen over the possession of this precious material only. Similar situation is faced by the Brazil’s capital Rio de Janeiro where the water off Rio’s coast, such as in Guanabara Bay, is overrun with pollution and sewage to the point...

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