Searching for answers online

Searching for answers online

#MentalHealthAwarenessMonth The Internet is a wonderful place. From the answers to the latest problem set to the location of your next one-night-stand, anything you could want to know about is just a few clicks away. One of the most important resources that the Internet offers though, especially in light of the fact that May is […]

#LIGO, and why you should care about it

#LIGO, and why you should care about it

On the first day of Physics 135-2, right after Dr. Brown started us on our journey into Electricity and Magnetism, we solved an example showing us that the electronic force between particles in atoms is far stronger than the gravitational force. How can it be then, that gravity can both be so anemic and shape the universe on […]

The hot-hand effect

The hot-hand effect

Anyone interested in sports has heard of the hot-hand effect: players who score well are more likely to score on their next shot. On the court, most players tend to believe in the ‘mystical powers’ of the hot-hand, turning it into a self-fulfilling prophecy. A person scoring gets passed the ball more and thus has […]

Fall of the Flash: What you need to know about Adobe’s latest security bungle

Fall of the Flash: What you need to know about Adobe’s latest security bungle

  By Anthony Settipani If you’re at all familiar with Adobe Flash, you probably know that it’s one of the biggest gateways used by hackers and cybercriminals to take over computers and steal people’s information. If you’re not, you may be surprised to find out that the cute little program behind Youtube, Club Penguin and so much else you love may […]

You Didn’t Know N.U. Has a Solar Car?

You Didn’t Know N.U. Has a Solar Car?

                      By Hangda Zhang The Northwestern Solar Car Team was testing its sixth generation solar car in the Ryan Field parking lot on May 23 when the speed of the hand-built vehicle reached 45 mph, its highest speed ever. Northwestern students are taking the solar […]

The Rise of Crowdfunding

The Rise of Crowdfunding

On 6th April 2015, Northwestern launched its very own crowdfunding platform: Catalyzer. It aims to connect Northwestern students, faculty, and alumni with campus projects that require funding. NU Threads and NU Rowing are among the projects that are currently being funded. For budding entrepreneurs at Northwestern crowdfunding is emerging as a useful resource for generating […]

The Multiverse Revealed

By Greg Krzywicki     They had the money; they had the technology. They’ve made it better, faster, and stronger than ever. It’s been seven years since the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was first activated at Cern and two years since its last run, but it’s up again and ready for another paradigm altering breakthrough. […]

“Neur” future

“Neur” future

By Brendan Frick Time travel, space colonies, and cyborg super-villains are all concepts that the sci-fi industry has thrived on for decades. From Blade Runner, to Zenon: The Zequel, futuristic technology has wowed audiences with its mind-blowing action scenes and innovation. While this column could be filled with Buzzfeed-esque snippets about the sci-fi industry’s coolest […]

Can nuclear power catch a break?

Can nuclear power catch a break?

By Cooper Wetherbee Nuclear power plants have always held a unique place in the American psyche; the aftermath of reactor accidents like Chernobyl and Three Mile Island have created a deep-set cultural distrust of fission reactors as a source of electric power, a distrust parodied through The Simpsons’ bumbling protagonist Homer Simpson. A dilapidated and […]