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Space Week: Remembering the moon landing 50 years later
Saturday, July 20, marked the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the moon. News@Northeastern took a look back at the technological breakthroughs, the political decisions, and the feats of daring that made the landing possible; the lunar landing itself; and what the future might hold for space exploration. Northeastern’s Archives and Special Collections is the exclusive home of The Boston Globe’s Library Collection, and we used those images to highlight the space program and the university’s role in space exploration.
Three Northeastern professors argue that while the federal government shouldn’t take legal action to shut down 8chan, other online intermediaries such as online service, domain, and search engine providers can minimize the spread of violent hate speech as seen on 8chan and other internet message boards.
Research and Discovery
They know how you’ve been sleeping
How many disasters could this new fire detector prevent over 10 years? That’s how long its battery lasts.
Why do hormones affect a woman’s ability to recover from PTSD?
The Game of Thrones social network
You love that dirty water. But how dirty is it really?
Avengers, Jurassic World, and Star Wars: A road map to the top 100 grossing movies of all time
Strap in. Game on.
The sea anemone of cancer drugs
The real problem with artificial intelligence is surprisingly human
In The Media
The positions we take in our sleep can have implications for our health, including affecting the symptoms of conditions like sleep apnea or carpal tunnel syndrome. Sarah Ostadabbas, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Northeastern, and her team built a data set of sleeping positions and used it to train algorithms to recognize and identify the pose of a sleeping person.