Faculty from the Computer Science and Philosophy departments join forces in a successful new undergraduate initiative, Embedded EthiCS, to change the way computer scientists think about the ethical implications of new technology.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~15 min
Tags: science-technology computer-science ethics harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences harvard-college barbara-grosz radhika-nagpal alison-simmons embedded-ethics philosophy christina-pazzanese faculty-of-arts-and-science david-grant jeffrey-behrends
Designed for students, the program explores on a grand scale how technology can aid or hinder human rights.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 pandemic research students awards-honors-and-fellowships school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences technology-and-society 3-questions grants center-for-international-studies
National Science Foundation awards proposal for space weather modeling.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: mathematics physics solar solar-system funding nasa data research school-of-engineering school-of-science computer-science-and-technology aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf computer-modeling space-astronomy-and-planetary-science grants software haystack-observatory computation
Faculty from the departments of physics, chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering were selected for the 2020 Early Career Research Program.
July 15, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: physics funding awards research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering school-of-science faculty laboratory-for-nuclear-science chemical-engineering grants department-of-energy-doe honors-and-fellowships
The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted interest in home gardening. Three scientists who garden explain some basic methods for controlling common insects and microbes that can spoil your crop.
July 2, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: bacteria covid-19 insects soil plants fungi viruses integrated-pest-management gardening nematodes weeds land-grant-universities plant-health victory-garden
Annual MITEI awards support research on battery storage, smart grids, and carbon emissions reduction.
June 30, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: funding architecture research school-of-engineering faculty laboratory-for-information-and-decision-systems-lids civil-and-environmental-engineering materials-science-and-engineering dmse mit-energy-initiative chemical-engineering grants eaps electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing
Harvard University researchers, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center and West Point, have developed a lightweight, multifunctional nanofiber material that can protect wearers from both extreme temperatures and ballistic threats.
June 29, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: science-technology harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences seas astronaut kit-parker fire explosives disease-biophysics-group firefighter grant-m-gonzalez multifunctional-nanofiber protection soldier tarr-family-professor-of-bioengineering-and-applied-physics us-army-combat-capabilities-development-command-soldier-center
Using engineered binder proteins to detect viral proteins or antibodies rather than RNA, new tests may overcome current challenges in testing for SARS-CoV-2 virus.
May 19, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: health public-health covid-19 pandemic rna disease research proteins school-of-engineering grants singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart
Aldatu Biosciences, a company born in Harvard’s labs and nurtured in its entrepreneurial ecosystem, helps the region ramp up COVID-19 testing.
March 31, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus harvard-medical-school health-medicine alvin-powell office-of-technology-development max-essex beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center aldatu-biosciences christopher-rowley david-raiser grant-zimmerman i-lab iain-macleod isaac-kohlberg jeffrey-saffitz pagliuca-harvard-life-lab pandaa
The mission of SENSE.nano is to foster the development and use of novel sensors, sensing systems, and sensing solutions.
Feb. 13, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: artificial-intelligence funding awards research sensors mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering computer-science-and-technology research-laboratory-of-electronics nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-science-and-engineering mitnano grants augmented-and-virtual-reality electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs honors-and-fellowships
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