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Ice Cream, But Hold The Ice

For making economical ice cream, liquid nitrogen certainly isn’t the best choice. But for the budding chemist looking to make a tasty treat from scratch — and draw a sizable crowd on campus while doing it — it beats plain old ice any day. “It’s a rather expensive way to make ice cream, but it […]

Developing Bacterial Robots For Hazardous Duty

Northeastern University biology professor Joseph Ayers is part of a team of scientists who have received a three-year, $600,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research to create a fleet of micro-robots designed to locate explosive compounds from hundreds of thousands of live mines that have been hidden underwater since World War I. “The primary […]

Youths Shore Up Their Science Knowledge

From the coastal shores of Northeastern’s Marine Science Center (MSC) in Nahant, Mass., high school students this summer found themselves contributing to a massive global mission to assess ocean life. The experiential learning opportunity for the young biologists was part of the center’s Coastal Ocean Science Academy, a two-week summer program run each summer that introduces […]

A ‘Ray’ Of Light On Complex Systems

Ginestra Bianconi, an assistant professor of physics at Northeastern University, was part of a team of scientists who discovered an innovative way of using external stimuli, such as x-rays, to bring disorganized oxygen atoms to a state of equilibrium in only one day—a process that would normally take months to accomplish. The findings — published […]

CMS Submits 100th Paper

The CMS collaboration, represented at Northeastern by Professors George Alverson, Emanuela Barberis, and Darien Wood, and others, submitted its one-hundredth physics paper for publication.

Nurturing A Seed Of Discovery

Network scientists at Northeastern University have collaborated with an interdisciplinary team of colleagues in cell biology and interactive data acquisition to create the first large-scale map of a plant’s protein network. The results of the study were published in the July 29 issue of Science magazine. The team’s research findings — which could eventually be applied […]