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Using drones to model climate survivors in Downeast Maine

Anyone who has spent a day at a New England beach knows that it is often colder on the coast, and may have regretted not packing a sweater with their bathing suit and flip flops. Compared to the chilly air, the water can be even colder still, sometimes shockingly so. Like a beachgoer jumping in […]
Jerome Hajjar speaking with flowers and a screen behind him.
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“There is enough wind energy capacity off the East Coast to power the entire country”

While countries in Northern Europe have been using wind energy for more than two decades, the United States hasn’t invested much in the technology. But that’s all starting to change. “This is an industry that is about to explode,” said Jerome Hajjar, an expert on infrastructure design and professor of engineering at Northeastern.
A look at the Marine Science Center from a drone.
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How to explain to scientists how to explain science

An important job for scientists is explaining their work to a general audience, but this is no easy feat in a society where the average citizen knows very little about scientific concepts. Equipping scientists with the tools to effectively communicate their work to diverse audiences was the goal of a conference hosted by Northeastern.