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Spider jumping from one platform to an insect on another.

Inspired by jumping spiders

SEAS researchers design depth sensor that could be used in microrobotics, augmented reality, wearable devices

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George Lauder holding a robotic fish

Both marathoner and sprinter

With capacity for long-range efficiency and short bursts of speed, ‘Tunabot’ can illuminate the physics of how fish move

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Jennifer Winters

My three suns

Discovery of object with multiple stars offers insight into our planet

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Portion of graphic on CRISPR

Genome editing with precision

Prime editing system offers wide range of versatility in human cells, correcting disease-causing genetic variations

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Vinothan Manoharan and Lanell Williams

Unhidden figures

Conference encourages women of color to pursue doctorates in physics

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Rana el Kaliouby and Danielle Allen

Is technology evil?

HubWeek discussion looks at the ethics of individuals and an industry

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optical tweezers in use

Tiny tweezers

In a first, optical tweezers give Harvard scientists the control to capture ultracold molecules

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Hubweek event

Innovating an innovation

At the age of 5, HubWeek has evolved into a yearlong celebration, culminating in its big, annual fall fest Oct. 1-3

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Hands holding dirt

Ending ‘dead zones’

How a biofriendly fertilizer could offer a greener way to grow plants

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raditional-neural-electrodes-versus-mesh-electronics

The future of mind control

How neuron-like implants can offer a better way to treat brain disorders, control prosthetics, or even enhance cognitive abilities

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Erving Professor of Chemistry Theodore A. Betley and graduate student Kurtis Carsch

Break it up

How an elusive catalyst makes unusual reactions happen

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Playing our song

Online Music Lab studies questions of melody and humanity

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Frank Keutsch stand is a thermal vacuum chamber

An umbrella to combat warming

Research examines the possibility of spraying tiny particles into the stratosphere to block the sun a bit and cool the planet

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