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Scientists Hope Octopus-Inspired 'Octobot' Will One Day Explore the Human Body

The world's first completely soft robot is a prototype for robots which are gentle enough to work closely with living biological organisms, Michael Wehner of Harvard University, one of the scientists involved in the project, told Radio Sputnik.

Harvard Professor Launches The War On Paper Money

Six months since Larry Summers first suggested "it;'s time to kill the $100 bill," and three months after The ECB actually killed the €500 Note, another Harvard 'scholar' is reinvigorating the war on cash. Amid claims that paper money...Show More Summary

Mechanism identified through which lead may harm neural cells, children's neurodevelopment

Boston, MA - Researchers have identified a potential molecular mechanism through which lead, a pervasive environmental toxin, may harm neural stem cells and neurodevelopment in children. The study, from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public...Show More Summary

How A Harvard Doctor's Sordid Murder Launched Modern Forensic Anthropology

Harvard professor kills Harvard doctor. No, not a CSI plot: a 19th century murder mystery solved by the earliest forensic anthropology in the U.S.

Meet Octobot, a soft-bodied robot that moves like an octopus

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Our future robot overlords never looked so squishy. A team of scientists led out of Harvard University have managed to build an entirely soft robot — one that’s inspired by an octopus. The octobot, described this week in the journal Nature, could pave the way toward more effective soft robots that...

Octobot Is a Soft and Squirmy Robot

A team of researchers at Harvard have developed Octobot, what they claim is the first autonomous soft robot with no rigid components. That means it’s all soft and squishy (and creepy.) The octopus-shaped robot has a…

Why Two Harvard Academics Talk About Harry Potter Like It's The Bible

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

You’d be forgiven for assuming the team behind the podcast “Harry Potter and the Sacred Text,” in which two hosts dissect J.K. Rowling’s classic series as if it were the Torah or the Bible, were raving tinfoil-hat superfans. But while...Show More Summary

The octobot is the worlds first autonomous soft-bodied robot

A silicone robot completely free of electronic parts may sound futuristic, but that’s exactly what researchers at Harvard University have created. Based on the shape and motion of the octopus, the “octobot” is the world’s first completely...Show More Summary

Rangers Sign Jimmy Vesey, Coveted by Much of the N.H.L.

The former Harvard forward signed a two-year contract with the Rangers, four years after the Nashville Predators selected him in the third round of the N.H.L. draft.

Harvard scientists develop first autonomous soft robot

Meet the octobot, a unique new creation out of Harvard that the university says could be the first step in a new kind of bot. This totally soft robot has eight movable legs, just like its flesh-and-blood marine cousin, which was theShow More Summary

How To Hack Your Brain To Destroy Procrastination, According To Harvard Research

How to beat the "Tomorrow Syndrome" that almost everyone faces. People procrastinate for many reasons, but the result is always the same: they rush to get the task done at the last minute or miss the deadline. Even though it feels frustrating to procrastinate, people still continue this bad habit. Show More Summary

All hail Octobot! Harvard debuts adorable 3D-printed soft robot - CNET

Harvard researchers build a tentacled little robot made entirely of flexible parts. No electronics needed.

Bloomberg, Harvard launch $32 million project to train mayors

Harvard University says it's partnering with business titan Michael Bloomberg to provide leadership training to mayors across the U.S.The former New York City mayor is donating $32 million to start... To view the full story, click the title link.

'The Wolfe' is an external processor that could make MacBooks run faster

A team at Harvard has developed an external processor that connects to Thunderbolt-equipped laptops like MacBooks to make them perform as well as desktop machines. The Kickstarter for the product met its fundraising goal on its first day. Video courtesy of WolfePack. Follow TI: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Bloomberg gives Harvard $32 million to teach mayors and aides

Former New York mayor aims to help other mayors tackle urban problems.

The ABC’s of Engagement can Lighten the Dark Side of High Employee Engagement

The New Employee Engagement: Putting a little light into the darkness of employee engagement. Lewis Garrad and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic wrote a Harvard Business Review blog on August 16 entitled: The Dark Side of High Employee Engagement. I encourage you to read it and to read the comments that follow the post. I appreciate the critical […]

Octobot: A Completely Soft and Flexible Robot May One Day Invade Our Bodies

Harvard University researchers built what they describe as the world’s first completely soft robot. The device looks like an octopus and is appropriately named Octobot. Though it resembles a toy, the core technology within it may one day be used for medical applications such as minimally invasive surgery and imaging of the GI tract. Show More Summary

Getting kids back to school: Inside out

Harvard Medical School authors have written a new book entitled Organize your Emotions, Optimize Your Life, that explains a way to frame how your mind processes a range of emotions. An adult version of the children’s movie Inside Out,...Show More Summary

Science Says, If You Like Instagram’s ‘Inkwell’ Filter, You Might Have Depression

3 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Can you tell whether someone has depression just from looking at their social media accounts? According to scientists from Harvard University and the University of Vermont, there are some telltale patterns.

Scientists Identify Spark Plug That Ignites Nerve Cell Demise in ALS

Scientists from Harvard Medical School have identified a key instigator of nerve cell damage in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a progressive and incurable neurodegenerative disorder.

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