A team of scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has developed a radical new technology which could replace the bulky optical components we use today with an ultra-thin and completely flat ‘metasurface’ lens. Following on from advances first shown in 2012, the metasurface lens consists of a [...]
A team at Harvard School of Engineering has developed a method for making flat lenses that could dramatically reduce the size and weight of camera lenses in the future. The method employs tiny silicon antennas positioned on flat glass...Show More Summary
Boston’s natural gas pipeline infrastructure is showing the signs of age, and is starting to leak like a sieve, according to a group of atmospheric scientists at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). Not only are...Show More Summary
A team of researchers from the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has outlined how a small-scale 'stratospheric perturbation experiment' could work. By proposing, in detail, a way to take the science of geoengineering to the skies, they hope to stimulate serious discussion of the practice by policymakers and scientists.
The future of robots is here, and it's soft. A team from Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has created a quadrupedal, soft robot— the first of its kind that doesn't need to be tethered to a power source. Show More Summary
When it comes to the development of soft robots, researchers have finally managed to cut the cord. Engineers at Harvard's School for Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed the world's first untethered soft robot – a quadruped which can literally stand up and walk away from its designers. read more
The lines between science fiction and reality are blurring. Videos of Harvard University’s Kilobot Project by the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have been making the rounds across social media. Some find the project creepy and reminiscent of insect swarms. Others find the miniature robots inspiring, due to the potential to perform collective actions.
Researchers at MIT and Harvard's Wyss Institute and School of Engineering and Applied Science have created a crawling robot that is able to fold itself, which the analysts say demonstrates the potential for self-folding machines and independent assembly. Show More Summary
Researchers have unveiled a new approach to robotics that introduces a dynamic hundreds of years old: the paper folding craft of Japanese origami. A team of researchers from Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS),...Show More Summary
Cambridge, Mass. – August 4, 2014 – A team of engineers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), Schlumberger-Doll Research Center in Cambridge, Mass., and the University of Texas, Austin, have created a truly portable device for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. read more
Cambridge, Mass. – June 16, 2014 – A team of researchers led by David J. Mooney, Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, have identified a possible mechanism by which normal cells turn malignant in mammary epithelial tissues, the tissues frequently involved in breast cancer. read more
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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