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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


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


Jennifer Winters

My three suns

Discovery of object with multiple stars offers insight into our planet


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


Vinothan Manoharan and Lanell Williams

Unhidden figures

Conference encourages women of color to pursue doctorates in physics


Rana el Kaliouby and Danielle Allen

Is technology evil?

HubWeek discussion looks at the ethics of individuals and an industry


optical tweezers in use

Tiny tweezers

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


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


Hands holding dirt

Ending ‘dead zones’

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



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


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

Break it up

How an elusive catalyst makes unusual reactions happen


Playing our song

Online Music Lab studies questions of melody and humanity


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


Auroras as seen from the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station..

Life on the ice

Harvard researchers recount working and living at one of the most remote places on Earth: The South Pole