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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

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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)

4 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

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

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

6 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

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

3D printing blends rigid and soft to improve robot performance

7 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences released an interesting demo of blending rigid and soft materials during 3D printing to create hybrid robots with enhanced performance for tasks like jumping and landing. Read the rest

VIRGINIA POSTREL: Paulson’s $400 Million Gift Represents Harvard’s Realization That You Can’t Be a …

VIRGINIA POSTREL: Paulson’s $400 Million Gift Represents Harvard’s Realization That You Can’t Be a First-Rate University Without A First-Rate Engineering School. Ultimately, the Allston move arose from a conjunction of the university’s recognition that Harvard could not be a great university in the 21st century if it didn’t have a great engineering school, and students […]

The Harvard IKB School of Engineering

The good people of Dusseldorf, Germany, and specifically the IKB Bank, which specializes in loans to small and medium-size businesses, has kindly endowed Harvard University's engineering school with a gift of $400m. Harvard President Faust announced the endowment on June 3, the most generous in the University's history. Show More Summary

Why John Paulson Is Right to Give Harvard $400 Million

In the time-honored category of “no good deed goes unpunished”, hedge fund  billionaire John Paulson is being criticized for endowing a new school of engineering at Harvard with a $400 million gift.  It’s the largest in Harvard history.  It’s a bit hard to believe that such a gift would be [...]

Hedge fund managers unload on Malcolm Gladwell after he trashes John Paulson

On Wednesday, hedge fund manager John Paulson donated $400 million to endow Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, making the it largest gift in the school's history. Soon after the news broke, the internet exploded with...Show More Summary

John Paulson is only the 4th person to have a Harvard school named after him

This week, Wall Street billionaire John Paulson donated $400 million to Harvard University. That donation earned him building naming rights with the eponymous John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. But although Harvard...Show More Summary

A Wall Street billionaire just gave Harvard the biggest gift in its history

Another Wall Street billionaire has made a massive donation to an Ivy League school. Hedge fund manager John Paulson donated $400 million to endow Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Bloomberg News reports. Harvard,...Show More Summary

Harvard Develops a Swarm of 1,024 Autonomous ‘Kilobots’ That Assemble Themselves Into Elaborate Shapes

9 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Computer scientists and engineers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed a swarm of 1,024 autonomous “kilobots” capable of assembling themselves into elaborate shapes. Show More Summary

How Much Attention Does Climate Change Warrant? A Conversation With Climate Scientist and Energy Technology and Public Policy Expert David Keith

Co-authored by Yifan Wu, Fellow, Harvard College Effective Altruism David Keith is Professor of Applied Physics in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. His academic...Show More Summary

How much attention does climate change warrant? A Conversation with Climate Scientist and Energy Technology and Public Policy Expert David Keith

David Keith is Professor of Applied Physics in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. His academic work currently focuses on solar geoengineering: assessments of the...Show More Summary

Goodbye iPhone Camera Bulge: Lenses Reduced To Credit Card Thickness

10 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

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 [...]

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