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solar geoengineering
2014-11-18 02:45:51

Harvard scientists say aspects of solar geoengineering can — and should — be tested without need for full-scale deployment.

2014-11-17 08:26:29

Recognizing her groundbreaking advancements in bioprinting, Foreign Policy honors Lewis for the potential impact her research could have on global health and technology BOSTON, Nov.

soft robotics toolkit
2014-09-22 03:00:27

A new resource unveiled recently by researchers from several Harvard University labs in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin provides both experienced and aspiring researchers with the intellectual raw materials needed to design, build, and operate robots made from soft, flexible materials.

Rubber Band Distortions Lead To Discovery Of A New Shape
2014-04-24 12:33:38

In a new report published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, a team of Harvard University engineers have described the factors behind the creation of a hemihelix, a distorted version of a regular helix, from elastic rubber bands.

2013-09-25 11:04:21

“You are not just a ball of cells,” says Clifford Tabin, George Jacob and Jacqueline Hazel Leder Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School (HMS).

Wildfires Could Become More Frequent Due To Changing Climate
2013-08-29 08:15:05

The Western US, where firefighters are currently battling dozens of fires in at least 11 states, has received bad news from a new study led by environmental scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Advancing Artificial Vision, 3D Displays And Video Editing
2013-07-23 13:55:58

New research in computer graphics, presented at SIGGRAPH, will advance artificial vision, 3D displays, and video editing

Tiny Robotic Insects Take Flight
2013-05-03 09:06:20

A team of Harvard engineers has made a successful test flight with a tiny robotic insect that is half the size of a paperclip, weighs less than a tenth of a gram, and can flap its wings 120 times per second.

Harvard Engineers Design TakkTile Sensors For Robots
2013-04-18 18:27:32

Harvard researchers have developed a tactile sensor for robot hands sensitive enough to detect a light touch, yet durable enough to withstand the force of a hammer.

Color-tunable Photonic Fibers Mimic The Fruit Of The “Bastard Hogberry” Plant
2013-01-28 14:29:04

A team of materials scientists at Harvard University and the University of Exeter, UK, have invented a new fiber that changes color when stretched.


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