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This Crazy Robot Keeps Going Even After Being Run Over And Lit On Fire

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

Cutting the cord on soft robots

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

Harvard University Creates Mesmerizing Swarm of Miniature Robots

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.

Origami-inspired robot can fold itself and walk away in less than 5 minutes

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

If You Can Fold Paper, Why Can't You Fold Robots?

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

Minuscule chips for NMR spectroscopy promise portability, parallelization

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

Tugging on the 'malignant' switch

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

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

10 months agoUtilities / Energy : NewEnergyNews

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

11 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

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)

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

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