399 articles under ‘Engineering & Technology’
Hanspeter Pfister, an expert in high-performance computing and visualization, is part of an interdisciplinary team collaborating on the Connectome Project at the Center for Brain Science. The project aims to create a wiring diagram of all the neurons in the brain.
Harvard and Stanford chemists have created and purified an organic semiconductor with excellent electrical properties, simultaneously confirming a screening process being used to find new photovoltaic materials.
New 3-D nanostructured chip identifies unknown liquids instantly, offering a litmus test for surface tension.
New research shows that aurorae on distant “hot Jupiters” could be 100 to 1,000 times brighter than Earth’s aurorae. "I'd love to get a reservation on a tour to see these aurorae," said lead author Ofer Cohen, a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Researchers at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a one-micrometer-resolution version of the intravascular imaging technology optical coherence tomography (OCT) that can reveal cellular and subcellular features of coronary artery disease.
From across the University, members of the information technology community gathered for the first Harvard IT Summit.
A symposium sponsored by Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society explored the design of public and private spaces in the digital realm.
A researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has uncovered a new way that stars end their lives, in a bright, fast explosion that appears different from the known characteristics of the stellar cataclysms called supernovas.
Astronomy Professor Alyssa Goodman is helping to bring astronomy to area schools, founding an "ambassador" program that combines with new software to provide an interface on the universe for students and researchers alike.
For their capstone project in the course ES 96: “Engineering Design Seminar,” 16 SEAS students conducted an analysis of the geothermal heating and cooling system that serves Radcliffe's Byerly Hall.
Two panel discussions, organized by the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, examined the “promise and perils” of creating digital repositories of genetic records and considered the policy implications of an individual’s right to access, control, and interpret his or her own genetic data.
Scientists have long believed that sunfish, perch, trout, and other such bony fish propel themselves forward with the movement of their tails, while their dorsal and anal fins — the fins on their tops and bottoms — work primarily as stabilizers.
Harvard physicists have expanded the possibilities for quantum engineering of novel materials such as high-temperature superconductors by coaxing ultracold atoms trapped in an optical lattice — a light crystal — to self-organize into a magnet, according to an article in the journal Nature.
Scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and SiEnergy Systems LLC have demonstrated the first macro-scale thin-film solid-oxide fuel cell. This is the first time a research group has overcome the structural challenges of scaling up the technology to a practical size with a proportionally higher power output.
Two Harvard undergraduates have developed a website called Newsle that tracks news of Facebook and Linked In contacts.
SEAS research has revealed that differential growth and ruffling at the edges of each petal — not in the midrib, as commonly suggested — provide the force behind the lily's bloom. The work contradicts earlier theories regarding the growth within the flower bud.
Within hours of the massive earthquake that struck Japan on March 11, Harvard’s Center for Geographic Analysis had launched a web-based data clearinghouse, the Japan Sendai Earthquake Data Portal, to provide a site where disaster responders can find needed information.
Student entrepreneurs at Harvard have won $50,000 in grants to support further development of innovative ventures in the Harvard College Innovation Challenge.
Graduate student Alice A. Chen received the prestigious $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize on Wednesday (March 9) for her innovative applications of microtechnology to study human health and disease.
Three technology proposals from the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have been selected for presentation at the University Research and Entrepreneurship Symposium (URES).
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) today (March 9) named Leslie G. Valiant the winner of the 2010 ACM A.M. Turing Award for his fundamental contributions to the development of computational learning theory and to the broader theory of computer science.
Professor Gu-Yeon Wei explores energy-efficient computing devices that are fast but draw minimal power.
Harvard graduate student Wonyoung Kim has developed and demonstrated a new device with the potential to reduce the power usage of modern processing chips.
Michael Brenner, Glover Professor of Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been awarded the George Ledlie Prize by the President and Fellows of Harvard College.
Harvard-led research has found that migrating tissue flows very much like colloidal glass. The research advances scientists’ understanding of wound healing, cancer metastasis, and embryonic development.