#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 […]

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 […]

Deep in a Minnesota Mineshaft

Deep in a Minnesota Mineshaft

By Joseph Salvo Deep in a Minnesota mineshaft, MIT researcher Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano searches for the universe’s ghostly building blocks. Figueroa, known to his colleagues as “Tali Figueroa,” is a leading expert in the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search experiment (CDMS), a project that analyzes collisions between atomic nuclei and unimaginably small particles called WIMPs (Weakly Interacting […]