For the first time, researchers have enabled the design of complex single-stranded DNA and RNA origami that can autonomously fold into diverse, stable, user-defined structures, with the potential for precision drug delivery.
Researchers have developed a special type of quantum computer, known as a quantum simulator, that is programmed by capturing super-cooled rubidium atoms with lasers and arranging them in a specific order, then allowing quantum mechanics to do the necessary calculations.
Harvard scholars shared concerns and ideas in a HUBweek panel titled “Programing the Future of AI: Ethics, Governance, and Justice.”
As artificial intelligence takes hold in more fields, you’ll likely have a job, analysts say, but it may be a different one.
Harvard’s new Data Science Initiative hosted its inaugural event, the first in a series of planned seminars featuring talks by faculty members focusing on new methods of managing and analyzing data and on cutting-edge applications.
Online attackers may be able to purchase enough personal information to alter voter registration information in as many as 35 states and the District of Columbia, a new study says.
Researchers at SEAS, the Wyss Institute, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a nontoxic coating that deters marine life from attaching to surfaces in a breakthrough for maritime travel and commerce.
Study uses computer vision algorithm to study Google Street View images to show urban shifts.
Wyss Institute’s soft, wearable, robotic suit promotes normal walking in stroke patients.
CRISPR system-based technology enables the chronological recording of digital information, turning living cells into a biological hard drive that can record information.
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The annual Harvard IT Summit at Sanders Theatre brought together professionals, key partners, and faculty for a day of programming and sessions to explore technology innovations and best practices in higher education.
Inspired by arthropod insects and spiders, scientists George Whitesides and Alex Nemiroski have created a type of semi-soft robot capable of walking, using drinking straws, and inflatable tubing. The team was even able to create a robotic water strider capable of pushing itself along the water’s surface.
Harvard researchers have demonstrated that a tethered soft exosuit can bring those dreams of high performance closer to reality.
A team of physicists has taken a crucial step toward understanding superconductors by creating a quantum antiferromagnet from an ultracold gas of hundreds of lithium atoms.
Researchers say their glomerulus-on-a-chip lined by human stem cell-derived kidney cells could help model patient-specific kidney diseases and guide therapeutic discovery.
Researchers in recent years have begun applying the emerging technology of the drone aircraft to research efforts, and are now even using them to quickly create 3-D maps of ancient sites in Iraq’s Kurdistan region.
Harvard launches sweeping data science initiative, and names Francesca Dominici and David Parkes as co-directors.
New findings indicate that a smartphone-based semen analyzer can identify abnormal semen samples based on sperm concentration and motility criteria with approximately 98 percent accuracy.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is the rare government agency that is all about change, in this case endlessly improving technology that has military applications.
A trio of Harvard researchers has developed a new 3-D pictorial language for mathematics with potential as a tool across a wide spectrum, from pure math to physics.
In a trio of studies published earlier this month, researchers have shown that the process of catalysis is more dynamic than previously imagined, and that molecular forces can vastly influence the process.
The inaugural session of the Harvard DataFest conference brought attention to Harvard’s growing interest in data science.
A course featuring adaptive learning explores the technological feasibility, implications, and design of such a system to improve massive open online courses.
Nearly a century after it was theorized, Harvard scientists have succeeded in creating metallic hydrogen. In addition to helping scientists answer some fundamental questions about the nature of matter, the material is theorized to have a wide range of applications, including as a room-temperature superconductor.
Researchers have developed a customizable soft robot that fits around a heart and helps it beat, potentially opening new treatment options for people suffering from heart failure.
The Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics included lab tours, lectures, and practical discussion on research, grad school applications, how to deal with discrimination and implicit bias, and finding mentors.
A group of Harvard researchers is taking a new approach to the challenge of developing new catalysts.
Venkatesh Narayanamurti, he former dean of Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is suggesting doing away with the traditional applied/basic research divide in favor of one that encourages greater collaboration and a two-way path between discovery and invention.
Using the atomic-scale quantum defects in diamonds known as nitrogen-vacancy centers to detect the magnetic field generated by neural signals, scientists working in the lab of Ronald Walsworth, a faculty member in Harvard’s Center for Brain Science and Physics Department, demonstrated a noninvasive technique that can show the activity of neurons.
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have made the world’s smallest radio receiver, built out of an assembly of atomic-scale defects in pink diamonds.
With big data becoming routine and applications penetrating even areas not traditionally thought of as data-heavy, Harvard is part of a multi-university collaboration designed to better store and provide faster access to the enormous data sets increasingly common in research into genomics, particle physics, and a host of other fields.
Panelists at the Kennedy School discussed the possibility of hackers targeting the U.S. vote.
A Harvard research summer at CERN in Switzerland can lead to hard work, sightseeing, and, for some, a lifetime in physics.
The Internet of Things is growing ever more sophisticated, enabling everything from smart cities to automatic appliances. A Harvard ethicist says we should think not just about what we can do, but what we should do.
The future of visual and augmented reality was the theme of a HUBweek event that attracted students, scientists, educators, entrepreneurs, and software developers for an afternoon of demonstrations and discussions.
Harvard Engineering Professor Woodward Yang discusses Apple’s decision to get rid of the headphone jack.
“Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030” is the first product of the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100).
Developed by a team of Harvard researchers, the first autonomous, entirely soft robot is powered by a chemical reaction controlled by microfluidics. The 3-D-printed “octobot” has no electronics.
Harvard researchers have designed more than 1,000 new blue-light-emitting molecules for organic light-emitting diodes that could dramatically improve displays for televisions, phones, tablets, and more.
Scientists from Harvard and Google have demonstrated for the first time that a quantum computer could be used to model the electron interactions in a complex molecule.
Harvard researchers have developed a new class of battery electrolyte material based on vitamin B2 that could enable large-scale, inexpensive electricity storage for renewable power sources.
With a super-resolution microscopy, a team of researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute has leveraged the power of programmable DNA.
Joshua Meier ’18, a computer science and chemistry concentrator at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, launched TaxiLater, an iPhone app that lets users arrange an Uber pickup hours, days, or even months in advance.
Harvard initiates patent infringement suits to protect inventors’ rights in computer-chip technology.
A study by Professor Gary King and two former graduate students points to an effort by the Chinese government to use social media to discourage anti-government action.
CIO Bryson Koehler outlined the Weather Company’s data-driven overhaul in his keynote at the Harvard IT Summit.
A new meta-lens works in the visible spectrum, seeing smaller than a wavelength of light. Because of this development, high-efficiency, ultra-flat, or planar, lenses could replace heavy, bulky ones in smart phones, cameras, and telescopes.
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.