This is Northeastern University’s first ever research blog. We’re calling it iNSolution because that’s what our faculty and student researchers are in the business of — finding solutions to societal problems while simultaneously contributing to the fundamental knowledge base of their respective fields. I am Northeastern University’s first ever official science writer (at least in the communications office). This blog was my idea and I’m starting to wonder what I’ve gotten myself into — there’s so much going on around this campus among so many brilliant minds that I’m a bit nervous about keeping up with the pace. Before coming to Northeastern I was a freelance science writer and a chemical technician at a small nanotechnology company. In college I majored in chemistry and literature with a focus in poetry. I could never decide between the two seemingly disparate fields. Turns out I didn’t have to. Northeastern research is at a very exciting point in its growth. I’m honored to have the job of telling its story. But I’m going to need your help — send me your ideas and endeavors, your questions, compliments, and complaints. Comment on the posts — be a part of the conversation.
iNSolution's Latest Posts
This is amazing and beautiful and just darn cool: tree rings translated into music. Not that it’ll be a problem with the tree songs, but just in case, here’s how to get a song out of your head. It’s always fun to consider similarities between music and math. Here’s some new neurological data on the subject. Playing […]
Botond Részegh and Albert-László Barabási share a singular history. Both were born in a small village near Csíkszereda, in Transylvannia, as part of the Hungarian minority in Romania. They lived through an oppressing dictatorship, through hardship and scarcity. Their journeys, though, have been quite different. Barabási became a world-renowned scientist and distiguished professor of […]
A meteor crashed into the moon and this video camera watched it happen. As a Tetris fiend, this is some video game research I am personally overjoyed by. The California drought is bad. Real bad. I actually think these simple changes to food labels could make a big difference, at least in my own life. […]
I had a friend in college who claimed to have extremely good “Gaydar”. She insisted that, generally speaking, lesbians (of which she was one) tended to be better at picking out other lesbians from a crowd and that I, despite my own experimental tendencies, shouldn’t even try. I was basically straight and didn’t know what […]
I had a friend in college who claimed to have extremely good “gaydar”. She insisted that, generally speaking, lesbians (of which she was one) tended to be better at picking out other lesbians from a crowd and that I, despite my own experimental tendencies, shouldn’t even try. I was basically straight and didn’t know what […]
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