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.
A research team led by Martin Nowak has developed a model that captures both the shape and speed of tumor growth.
The Dataverse 4 catalog expands access to research, across many Web platforms, even globally.
Scientists at the Wyss Institute have improved a device developed last year to treat sepsis that works by mimicking the human spleen. The new device is better positioned for near-term use in clinics.
A group of Harvard and MIT students has pedaled its way to the Pacific Ocean from Washington, D.C., with stops along the way to lead science “learning festivals” to promote STEM learning among children.
A team of researchers from Harvard and Seoul National University has unveiled a novel robotic insect that can jump off the surface of water. In doing so, they have revealed new insights into the natural mechanics that allow water striders to jump from rigid ground or fluid water with the same amount of power and height.
Harvard scientists have developed a method for creating a class of nanowires that could one day see applications in everything from consumer electronics to solar panels.
Harvard-designed robot transitions from soft to hard, reducing the stress where the rigid electronic components join the body.
Treatment with inhaled nitric oxide (NO) has proved to be lifesaving in newborns, children, and adults with several dangerous conditions. But the availability of the treatment has been limited by the size, weight, and complexity of equipment needed to administer the gas, and the therapy’s high price — until now.
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An international team of researchers has developed a method of fabricating nanoscale electronic scaffolds that can be injected via syringe. The scaffolds can then be connected to devices and used to monitor neural activity, stimulate tissues, or even promote regeneration of neurons.
Having achieved promising results in proof-of-concept prototyping and experimental testing, a soft robotic glove under development by Conor Walsh and a team of engineers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering could someday help people who have lost hand motor control regain some of their daily independence.
At Harvard, the Accelerator Fund boosts technologies in engineering and physical sciences, and helps launch companies in robotics, 3-D printing, and materials discovery.
The controlled chaos of the fourth annual Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Design and Project Fair on May 6 offered a taste of the wide range of projects SEAS developed during the school year.
Changing with the times as the world moves from paper to digital, the Harvard Library has adopted forensic techniques to save material stored on obsolete formats.
Sixteen Harvard engineering students spent the last few months researching, designing, and building a better barbecue smoker. They presented their findings — and some tasty brisket — to guests during the final class presentation.
Five student-led teams at Harvard were named winners in the third annual Deans’ Challenges, focusing on health and life sciences, cultural entrepreneurship, the food system, and innovation in sports.
A Harvard conference on design competitions — which can be creative, ubiquitous, and troubling — lays out the present controversies surrounding them, and some solutions.
Nobel laureate and astrophysicist Brian Schmidt returns to Harvard this week to deliver the Morris Loeb and David M. Lee Lectures in Physics. Schmidt will discuss his discovery that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, as well as the SkyMapper survey of the southern skies and the first stars that emerged after the universe’s dark ages.
Using an electro-chemical process to etch materials, Harvard scientists have developed a system of patterning that works in just minutes, as opposed to the weeks needed for other techniques. Researchers can build photonic structures that control the light hitting the device and greatly increase its efficiency.