399 articles under ‘Engineering & Technology’
Engineers and scientists collaborating at Harvard University and the MITRE Corp. have developed and demonstrated the world’s first programmable nanoprocessor.
Research by physicists from Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Princeton, and Brandeis shows that clay vesicles provide an ideal container for the compartmentalization of complex organic molecules. The discovery opens the possibility that primitive cells may have formed inside inorganic clay microcompartments.
Five recent graduates of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences talked to current students about life beyond Harvard in the first of a series of engineering-themed career events hosted by the FAS Office of Career Services.
Harvard’s Office of Technology Development tries to ensure that the public sees the benefits of Harvard’s research by licensing new technology to companies.
From oddities like breathable chocolate to history-making devices with profound societal effects, like the heart pacemaker, Harvard’s combination of questing minds, restless spirits, and intellectual seekers fosters creativity and innovation that’s finding an outlet in new inventions and companies.
With little more than a conventional photocopier and transparency film, anyone can build a functional microfluidic chip.
Physicists and bioengineers have developed an optical instrument allowing them to control the behavior of a worm just by shining a tightly focused beam of light at individual neurons inside the organism.
Harvard researchers have discovered that Bacillus subtilis biofilm colonies exhibit an unmatched ability to repel a wide range of liquids — and even vapors. The finding holds promise for developing better ways to eliminate harmful biofilms that can clog pipes, contaminate food production and water supply systems, and lead to infections.
Undergraduates in Engineering Sciences 51: “Computer-Aided Machine Design” spent a semester learning to design gadgets in SolidWorks, building candy-flinging catapults, and mastering the use of the soldering iron. Then came the final assignment: Transform a cordless power screwdriver into a functional all-terrain vehicle.
Thanks to the digital revolution, Harvard is developing a legion of cyberspace fans in the world of social media.
Across the University, digitization is rapidly changing the nature of scholarship, opening doors to information and collaboration, and redefining research and education.
Engineers at Duke and Harvard universities have developed a “magnetic sponge” that after implantation into a patient can “squeeze” out drugs, cells, or other agents when passed over by a magnet.
More than 500 students in the introductory computer science course CS 50 descended on the Northwest Science Building for a music-thumping, popcorn-eating fair where students showed off their projects.
Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering officially opens new, expansive facilities in Boston and Cambridge to host its fast-growing enterprise.
The air exchange system inside termite mounds provides a natural example of how to harness intermittent winds.
Harvard Physics Professor Gerald Gabrielse was named the recipient of the 2011 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize, awarded by the American Physical Society for outstanding contributions to physics.
Researchers from Harvard University and MIT have demonstrated that graphene, a surprisingly robust planar sheet of carbon just one-atom thick, can act as an artificial membrane separating two liquid reservoirs.
Harvard engineers have created a millionth-scale automobile differential to guide tiny aerial robots.
Chemists and engineers at Harvard University have fashioned nanowires into a new type of V-shaped transistor small enough to be used for sensitive probing of the interior of cells.
A collaborative team of scientists at Harvard and the University of Leeds have demonstrated a new terahertz (THz) semiconductor laser that emits beams with a much smaller divergence than conventional THz laser sources. The advance, published in NatureMaterials, opens the door to a wide range of applications in terahertz science and technology. Harvard has filed [...]
A team of Harvard physicists led by Mikhail D. Lukin has achieved the first-ever quantum entanglement of photons and solid-state materials. The work marks a key advance toward practical quantum networks, as the first experimental demonstration of a means by which solid-state quantum bits, or “qubits,” can communicate with one another over long distances. Quantum networking applications such as [...]
A hundred million years ago, a triple-star system was traveling through the bustling center of our Milky Way galaxy when it made a life-changing misstep. The trio wandered too close to the galaxy's giant black hole, which captured one of the stars and hurled the other two out of the Milky Way.
To trap and hold tiny microparticles, research engineers at Harvard have “put a ring on it,” using a silicon-based circular resonator to confine particles stably for up to several minutes.
Miriah Myer, a postdoctoral fellow, is a computer scientist using technology to better model and clarify medical data.
“More than meets the eye” may soon become more than just for the Transformer line of popular robotic toys. Researchers at Harvard and MIT have reshaped the landscape of programmable matter by devising self-folding sheets that rely on the ancient art of origami. Click here to watch a video of the folding process. Using the [...]