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Ultrathin Coatings Change Color With Only A Few Atoms' Difference In Thickness
2012-10-15 08:19:42

In Harvard's Pierce Hall, the surface of a small germanium-coated gold sheet shines vividly in crimson. A centimeter to the right, where the same metallic coating is literally only about 20 atoms thicker, the surface is a dark blue, almost black. The colors form the logo of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), where researchers have demonstrated a new way to customize the color of metal surfaces by exploiting a completely overlooked optical phenomenon. For...

2012-10-13 04:00:35

Heart failure once severely shortened lives. Today, proper use of medications and devices can boost the pumping power of a failing heart and help people with heart failure enjoy a good quality of life for many years. Boston MA (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 People with heart failure once faced severely shortened lives. Today, proper use of medications and devices can boost the pumping power of a failing heart and help people with heart failure enjoy a good quality of life for many years, reports...

2012-10-09 04:04:32

People who first experience depression during middle age or later are at increased risk of eventually developing dementia. Ignoring sadness or dismissing it as a normal side effect of aging could allow potentially treatable memory issues to progress unchecked. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 Depression's gloomy tentacles can extend into all aspects of life. They may even reach ahead in time, increasing the risk for dementia. The October 2012 Harvard Women's Health Watch explores the...

Autumn In New England Losing Its Color
2012-09-26 16:21:23

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New England is famous for its fall foliage; the vibrant reds, yellows and oranges that make the forest look like a patchwork quilt and the ground look like it is covered in confetti. And each year, thousands of visitors flock to places like the Massachusetts' Berkshires or Litchfield, Connecticut to take in the majestic beauty of the Earth changing seasons. According to the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Long-Term Ecological...

Tough Gel May Help With Replacing Damaged Cartilage In Human Joints
2012-09-05 13:55:42

Biocompatible material created at Harvard is much tougher than cartilage A team of experts in mechanics, materials science, and tissue engineering at Harvard have created an extremely stretchy and tough gel that may pave the way to replacing damaged cartilage in human joints. Called a hydrogel, because its main ingredient is water, the new material is a hybrid of two weak gels that combine to create something much stronger. Not only can this new gel stretch to 21 times its original...

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2012-08-31 22:26:08

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Harvard University officials have likely turned from the school´s crimson to red with embarrassment over reports that 125 undergraduates at the prestigious Ivy League institution of higher learning may have cheated on a final exam earlier this year. This is reportedly the most widespread academic misconduct scandal ever to rock the Massachusetts school. While Harvard officials have declined to release the name of the...

2012-08-27 12:21:27

Harvard scientists have, for the first, time created a type of "cyborg" tissue by embedding a three-dimensional network of functional, bio-compatible nanoscale wires into engineered human tissues. As described in a paper published August 26 in Nature Materials, a multi-institutional research team led by Charles M. Lieber, the Mark Hyman, Jr. Professor of Chemistry at Harvard and Daniel Kohane, a Harvard Medical School professor in the Department of Anesthesia at Children's Hospital Boston...

2012-08-25 23:04:23

Poor balance, a persistent problem for millions of adults, can cause life-changing falls. Better Balance, a new report from Harvard Medical School, offers six workouts designed to help anyone achieve better balance. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 24, 2012 A tumbling toddler can be a joy to behold. A tumbling adult often verges on tragedy. Poor balance, a persistent problem for millions of adults, can cause bone breaking falls. It can also lead to a damaging, downward spiral of inactivity that...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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