A RoboBee equipped with an electrode patch is supplied with a charge, allowing it to stick to almost any surface, from glass to wood to a leaf. The patch requires about 1,000 times less power to perch than it does to hover, extending the operational life of the robot.
Researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute have developed a laser-assisted direct ink writing method that prints microscopic metallic, free-standing 3-D structures in one step.
Between academic discovery and product development lurks a lull in research funding that inventors call the “chasm of death,” where a prototype or a proof ...
A Wyss Institute robot named Root is designed to teach computer coding to anyone from a 5-year-old to an intermediate programmer.
Harvard researchers have designed a new type of foldable material that is versatile, tunable, and self-actuated. It can change size, volume, and shape; it can fold flat to withstand the weight of an elephant without breaking, and pop right back up to prepare for the next task.
“This latest work extends the capabilities of our multi-material bioprinting platform to thick human tissues, bringing us one step closer to creating architectures for tissue repair and regeneration,” says the study’s senior author, Jennifer A. Lewis of both the Wyss Institute and Harvard’s Paulson School for Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, collaborating with scientists in Finland and France, have shown what ultimately causes the brain to fold — a simple mechanical instability associated with buckling.
Harvard research teams find a promising new approach that uses direct mechanical stimulation to repair severely damaged skeletal muscles.
A team of scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has evolved their microscale 3-D printing technology to the fourth dimension, time.
For Harvard computer scientists, entrepreneurship is often a fulfilling extension of their cutting-edge research.
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The University of Virginia School of Medicine and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed an artificial pancreas system designed to help regulate blood sugar levels of individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
A postdoctoral fellow has launched a citizen-science project that aims to digitize thousands of pages of detailed observations on the life cycles of African trees.
Some Airbnb hosts discriminate on the basis of race, suggests a study by researchers at Harvard Business School.
Harvard’s Cruft High Tension Laboratory was used in World War I as the Navy School for Radio Electricians. By World War II it was again called into service, this time assisting in the development of a torpedo that used acoustic technology to navigate toward an underwater submarine.
Harvard physicist Lisa Randall discusses the research behind her new book, “Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs.”
Harvard lab develops first insect-size robots capable of flight and swimming.
HUBweek drone demonstration at Harvard Stadium showcases potential usefulness of flying robots.
Across Harvard, programs and researchers are mining big data, vast quantities of computerized information, often revolutionizing their fields in the process.
Harvard officials recommend steps to keep computer networks safe from cyberattacks.
One of the lessons from this week’s announcement of liquid water on Mars is that the Red Planet is a much more diverse place than previously thought, one that holds a multitude of niche environments that might be more hospitable to life than average planetary conditions might indicate, said Professor Robin Wordsworth.