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A simulation game to help people prep for court

Preparing for court and appearing before a judge can be a daunting experience, particularly for people who are representing themselves because they can't afford a lawyer or simply don't know all the ropes ...

dateSep 25, 2014 in Other
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'Small' transformation yields big changes

An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Northeastern University has developed a novel method for controllably constructing precise inter-nanotube junctions and a variety of nanocarbon structures in ...

dateSep 15, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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3Qs: Password and cloud security

The recent news that hackers accessed celebrities' cloud accounts and released their intimate photos online has prompted many to question the security of sensitive data stored on people's own smartphones and in the cloud. ...

dateSep 08, 2014 in Security
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3Qs: Citizen journalism in Ferguson

Tensions have escalated in Ferguson, Missouri, following the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, by a white police officer. The incident has led to peaceful protests ...

dateAug 21, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Attack Ebola on a nanoscale

(Phys.org) —The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has claimed more than 900 lives since February and has infected thousands more. Countries such as Nigeria and Liberia have declared health emergencies, ...

dateAug 15, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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Researchers aim to thwart targeted cyberattacks

When it comes to Internet attacks, hackers have traditionally taken a blanket approach, sending out malware to large, random groups of people and hoping that something would stick. But in recent years, the ...

dateAug 13, 2014 in Security
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Why now is the time to link science, ocean policy

Brian Helmuth, a professor of marine and environmental sciences and public policy at Northeastern, co-authored a paper published July 30 in the journal Nature Climate Change in which he and his colleagues argue for greate ...

dateAug 05, 2014 in Environment
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How to secure the cloud

For many of us, the primary reason we use "the cloud" is for storage—whether it's storing email through services like Gmail and Yahoo!, photos on Flickr, or personal documents on Dropbox. Many organizations ...

dateAug 01, 2014 in Computer Sciences
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What's wiping out the Caribbean corals?

Here's what we know about white-band disease: It has already killed up to 95 percent of the Caribbean's reef-building elkhorn and staghorn corals, and it's caused by an infectious bacteria that seems to be ...

dateAug 01, 2014 in Environment
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