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Researchers Develop Technique to Measure Quantity, Risks of Engineered Nanomaterials Delivered to Cells

Scientists at the Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology at Harvard School of Public Health have discovered a way to measure the effective density of engineered nanoparticles in physiological fluids, making it possible to determine the amount of nanomaterials that come into contact with cells and tissue in culture.

An essential step toward printing living tissues

BOSTON — A new bioprinting method developed at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) creates intricately patterned 3D tissue constructs with multiple types of cells and tiny blood vessels. Show More Summary

Termite-Inspired Robots Erect Buildings Based on a Picture

A system of robots built by researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering demonstrates that robots can build human-scale buildings working independently with a set of simple rules.

Autonomous “Termite” Robots Work Together to Build with Bricks

Computer scientists at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Science have created a small army of self-controlled robots that follow the same principles as ants or termites to create impressive structures out of foam blocks. The TERMES robots can create

Programming smart molecules

Cambridge, Mass. – December 12, 2013 – Computer scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have joined forces to putShow More Summary

QUICK NEWS, December 3: THE WORSENING METHANE THREAT FROM GASES; UTILITY PAYS FOR WIND TURBINES’ EAGLE TAKES; THE $50 BIL FUTURE OF HIGH VOLTAGE TRANSMISSION

THE WORSENING METHANE THREAT FROM GASES U.S. Methane Emissions 50 Percent Higher Than EPA Estimates November 26, 2013 (Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) “Emissions of methane from fossil fuel extraction and refining activities in the South Central U.S. Show More Summary

Harvard scientists develop a transistor that learns

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

In a development that may enable a wholly new approach to artificial intelligence, researchers at Harvard University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have invented a type of transistor that can learn in ways similar to a neural synapse. Show More Summary

A chameleon in the physics lab

Cambridge, Mass. – October 21, 2013 – Active camouflage has taken a step forward at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), with a new coating that intrinsically conceals its own temperature to thermal cameras. read more

Clay Christensen: The Wrong Kind of Innovation

The Harvard Business School professor who coined the term "disruptive innovation" explains that the very way Americans think about finance could be rusting up the economic engine. If you've been to business school, this definition likely...Show More Summary

On Fostering Gender Equality by Changing Culture

Dean Dad has a terrific post -- Egalitarianism Amont the Elites -- on the challenges of Harvard Business School's attempts to engineer gender equality among its students. The points made in the post could be said equally about higher education...

Transparent Speaker: Loud and Clear

8 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

We’ve featured a sound system called the Transparent Speaker, which really only has a glass case. Two post-doctoral fellows at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) made an actual…

Transparent gel speaker plays music through the magic of ionic conduction (video)

8 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

It may be hard to believe, but that transparent disk in the photo above is actually a fully functioning speaker. A team of researchers at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have pioneered a never before seen application...Show More Summary

Wildfires projected to worsen with climate change

Cambridge, Mass. – August 28, 2013 – Research by environmental scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) brings bad news to the western United States, where firefighters are currently battling dozens of fires in at least 11 states. read more

‘Groovy’ hologram creates strange state of light at visible and invisible wavelength

Applied physicists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have demonstrated that they can change the intensity, phase, and polarization of light rays using a hologram-like design decorated with nanoscale structures. read more

'Groovy' hologram creates strange state of light

Cambridge, Mass. – August 20, 2013 – Applied physicists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have demonstrated that they can change the intensity, phase, and polarization of light rays using a hologram-like...Show More Summary

Researchers Create Pitcher Plant-Inspired “Super Glass” Coating That Repels Everything

Nature can be an incredible source of inspiration. Just ask the researchers at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, who took a look at the beautiful and carnivorous pitcher plant and found inspiration for making super glass. The coating of

New technique creates 3D images through a single lens

8 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A team at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has come up with a promising new way to create 3D images from a stationary camera or microscope with a single lens. Rather than expensive hardware, the technique...Show More Summary

Seeing depth through a single lens

Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a way for photographers and microscopists to create a 3D image through a single lens, without moving the camera. Published in the journal Optics...Show More Summary

Harvard U. Researchers Transform Bacteria Into A Biofuel Powerhouse

A research team from Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering together and Harvard Medical School is on track to transform the common bacteria E. coli into a jack-of-all-trades producer of biofuels, pharmaceuticals, plastics and just about anything else that is presently made from petroleum precursors. Show More Summary

Flying Robotic Bees Are Here!

It’s that time of year again: the insects are back. But this summer we’re seeing a new breed of flying bug -- robotic bees! Inspired by actual flying insects, a team at Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have just successfully tested the RoboBee, an autonomous, robotic bug that can fly. Possessing the [...]

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