Northeastern University

Tables turn as nature imitates art

There are examples of art imitating nature all around us—whether it's Monet's pastel Water Lilies or Chihuly's glassblown Seaforms, the human conception of natural phenomena dazzles but does not often surprise.

Dec 11, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

The humanitarian case against killer robots

Noel Sharkey, the chairman of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, argued his case against killer robots last Friday at Northeastern University, saying that autonomous machines should not be allowed to make ...

Nov 26, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 17

Bonding together to fight HIV

A collaborative team led by a Northeastern University professor may have altered the way we look at drug development for HIV by uncovering some unusual properties of a human protein called APOBEC3G (A3G).

Nov 25, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Hey, bacteria are individuals too

Each person carries 10 times as many bacterial cells as human cells, the former of which have continued to evolve in response to medicine's most potent antibiotics. But microscopic bugs don't just dictate human health—they're ...

Nov 07, 2013 5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

The shape of things to come

In his State of the Union address in February, President Obama told the American people that 3-D printing has the "potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything."

Nov 07, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

Ancient bacteria go under the lens

Every fourth breath you take comes from cyanobacteria, which populate the planet's waters. Progenitors of these microscopic, photosynthetic organisms are believed to have been the first organisms to release ...

Oct 23, 2013 4.6 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast

The move toward 'crowdsourcing' public safety

Earlier this year, Martin Dias, assistant professor in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business, presented research for the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System in which he examined Nlets' network ...

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