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New pop-up strategy inspired by cuts, not folds

(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Origami-inspired materials use folds in materials to embed powerful functionality. However, all that folding can be pretty labor intensive. Now, researchers at the Harvard John A. Show More Summary

The ancient art of kirigami is inspiring a new class of materials

Origami-inspired materials use folds in materials to embed powerful functionality. However, all that folding can be pretty labor intensive. Now, researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are drawing material inspiration from another ancient Japanese paper craft—kirigami.

Breakthrough in Grid Energy Storage

Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new flow battery that stores energy in organic molecules dissolved in neutral pH water. This new chemistry allows for a non-toxic, non-corrosive battery with an exceptionally long lifetime and offers the potential to significantly decrease the costs of production.

New, long-lasting flow battery could run for more than a decade with minimum upkeep

(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Harvard researchers have developed a new flow battery that stores energy in organic molecules dissolved in neutral pH water. This new chemistry allows for a non-toxic, non-corrosive battery with an exceptionally long lifetime and offers the potential to significantly decrease the costs of production.

Flat lens opens a broad world of color

(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) SEAS researchers have developed the first flat lens that works within a continual bandwidth of colors, from blue to green. This bandwidth, close to that of an LED, paves the way for new applications in imaging, spectroscopy and sensing.

Flat lens to work across a continuous bandwidth allows new control of light

Last summer, researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) announced a new, flat lens that could focus light with high efficiency within the visible spectrum. The lens used an ultrathin array of nanopillars to bend and focus light as it passed.

Mimicking nature's cellular architectures via 3-D printing

(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Inspired by natural cellular structures, researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Wyss Institute for BiologicallyShow More Summary

Bursts of methane may have warmed early Mars

(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) The presence of water on ancient Mars is a paradox. There's plenty of geographical evidence that rivers periodically flowed across the planet's surface yet Mars should have been too cold to support liquid water at that time. Show More Summary

Soft robot helps the heart beat

(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Harvard University and Boston Children's Hospital researchers have developed a customizable soft robot that fits around a heart and helps it beat, potentially opening new treatment options for people suffering from heart failure.

Multiregional brain on a chip

(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Harvard University researchers have developed a multiregional brain-on-a-chip that models the connectivity between three distinct regions of the brain. The in vitro...Show More Summary

The false choice of basic vs. applied research

A new call to abolish the concept of "applied research" comes from a surprising source: the founding dean of Harvard's John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

Mimicking biological movements with soft robots

(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Designing a soft robot to move organically -- to bend like a finger or twist like a wrist -- has always been a process of trial and error. Now, Harvard researchers have developed a method to automatically design soft actuators based on the desired movement.

World’s smallest radio is the size of 2 atoms

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Lola Gayle, STEAM Register Researchers have unveiled a radio receiver which they say is the smallest in the world. The radio, developed at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), is built out of an assembly of atomic-scale defects in pink diamonds that are...

World's smallest radio receiver has building blocks the size of two atoms

Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have made the world's smallest radio receiver - built out of an assembly of atomic-scale defects in pink diamonds.

World's smallest radio receiver has building blocks the size of 2 atoms

(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have made the world's smallest radio receiver -- built out of an assembly of atomic-scale defects in pink diamonds. Show More Summary

Scientists Develop Aerosol to Repair Ozone Layer

A way to cool the planet from greenhouse gases while simultaneously repairing the ozone layer has been developed by scientists. Researchers from Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) identified an...Show More Summary

Mitigating the risk of geoengineering

(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 identified an aerosol for solar geoengineering that may be able to cool the planet while simultaneously repairing ozone damage.

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

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