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A new technique for structural color, inspired by birds

(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Structural coloration has long interested researchers and engineers because of its durability and potential for application in solar arrays, biomimetic tissues and adaptive camouflage. Show More Summary

Human health risks from hydroelectric projects

(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) In a new study, Harvard University researchers find over 90 percent of potential new Canadian hydroelectric projects are likely to increase concentrations of the neurotoxin methylmercury in food webs near indigenous communities.

Creating a slippery slope on the surface of medical implants

(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) A team led at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University,...Show More Summary

Making every cell matter

(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) A team from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)...Show More Summary

3-D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensors

(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Researchers have made the first entirely 3-D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensing. Built by a fully automated, digital manufacturing process, the 3-D-printed heart-on-a-chip can be quickly fabricated and customized. Show More Summary

Physicists pass spin information through a superconductor

Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have made a discovery that could lay the foundation for quantum superconducting devices. Their breakthrough solves one the main challenges to quantum computing: how to transmit spin information through superconducting materials.

A new spin on superconductivity

(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have made a discovery that could lay the foundation for quantum superconducting devices. Show More Summary

How and why researchers revised the genetic recipe for E. coli

esearchers in the laboratory of George Church, Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and a core faculty member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard, are working to produce the most modified bacterial genome to date. Show More Summary

New spin on nanofibers

(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Researchers have developed a new method to make nanofibers that could lead to stronger, more durable bulletproof vests and armor and more robust cellular scaffolding for tissue repair.

Women in Business Q&A: Jaunique Sealey, CEO, Cosmedicine

Jaunique Sealey continues to build a distinct reputation when it comes to her career. A graduate of Harvard Law and Duke University School of Engineering, having held prominent positions in the music industry with a specialty in technology,...Show More Summary

Nanotechnology and Math Deliver Two-in-One Punch for Cancer Therapy Resistance

Math, biology and nanotechnology are becoming strange, yet effective bed-fellows in the fight against cancer treatment resistance. Researchers at the University of Waterloo and Harvard Medical School have engineered a revolutionary new approach to cancer treatment that pits a lethal combination of drugs together into a single nanoparticle.

Novel 4-D printing method blossoms from botanical inspiration

(BOSTON) - A team of scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has evolved their microscale 3D printing technology to the fourth dimension, time. Show More Summary

A better way to grow bone cells

Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed a new, more precise way to control the differentiation of stem cells into bone cells. Show More Summary

Insect-sized RoboBee robot can now fly and swim

Usually, when you dunk a tiny flying robot in the water you end up with a tiny sinking robot. Engineers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) want to change that with the RoboBee, which has claimed...Show More Summary

This tiny engineering school is one of the hardest colleges to get into in America

We recently reported on the 20 hardest colleges to get into in America, and big names like Harvard and Dartmouth dominated the list. But one school you might not have heard of also made the top 20. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts, was No. Show More Summary

Bandaging a Heart without Invasive Surgery (VIDEO)

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hopsital, Wyss Institute at Harvard University, the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have put their minds together to develop a new device that can deliver and apply an adhesive patch to repair holes in the heart. Show More Summary

Slovenian alpine shelter is not for the faint hearted

Slovenian architectural firm OFIS recently teamed up with AKT II engineers and design students from Harvard Graduate School of Design to create an innovative alpine shelter. Located amid the harsh mountaintops of Mount Skuta in Slovenia,...Show More Summary

Hydroelectric energy may be more damaging than climate change

Methylmercury, a potent neurotoxin, is especially high in Arctic marine life but until recently, scientists haven't been able to explain why. Now, research from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) and Harvard T.H. Show More Summary

Former Apple engineer creates incredible new furniture design

When former Apple engineer Brad Sewell moved from California to Boston to attend Harvard Business School, he quickly became frustrated with the state of the furniture market. “I had this taste in quality, Sewell told Entrepreneur, “but a budget that was like ‘graduated IKEA’. Show More Summary

The KQED Series ‘Deep Look’ Explores the Capability of Harvard’s Swarm of 1,024 Autonomous Kilobots

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In a recent episode of the KQED and PBS Digital Studios series Deep Look, writer Amy Standen explores the capabilities of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering‘s swarm of 1,024 autonomous kilobots. Show More Summary

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