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
With the threat of extreme heat rising, from California to Siberia, we ask climate scientist Peter Huybers what to expect in the future.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: science-technology climate-change faculty-of-arts-and-sciences harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences peter-huybers juan-siliezar extreme-heat department-of-earth-and-planetary-sciences
An injectable clotting agent has been created that can reduce blood loss by 97 percent in mice models.
July 31, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences harvards-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering health-medicine samir-mitragotri basic-reserach happi hemostatic-agents-via-polymer-peptide-interfusion injectable-clotting-agent internal-bleeding
With the goal of reducing food waste, a student-developed device predicts when an avocado will be ripe
July 23, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: science-technology harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences seas food-waste avocados john-schmidt jonas-lapier joseph-sanchez juliet-nwagwu-ume-ezeoke mark-meneses savormetrics
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
Researchers have developed a resilient RoboBee powered by soft artificial muscles that can crash into walls, fall onto the floor, and collide with other RoboBees without being damaged.
Nov. 4, 2019 • ~5 min
Tags: science-technology robobee harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-science harvard-microrobotics-laboratory soft-actuator
Researchers are able to build muscle fibers, giving lab-grown meat the texture meat lovers seek.
Oct. 21, 2019 • ~7 min
Tags: science-technology harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences wyss-institute lab-grown-meat kit-parker muscle-tissues
For the first time, Harvard researchers have captured images of individual viruses forming, offering a real-time view into the kinetics of viral assembly.
Oct. 2, 2019 • ~5 min
Tags: science-technology harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences common-cold gastroenteritis hand-foot-and-mouth-disease polio quantitative-biology-initiative virus virus-assembly west-nile-fever
What would it take to transform a flat sheet into a human face? How would the sheet need to grow and shrink to form eyes that are concave, a nose that’s convex, and a chin that protrudes? How to encode and release complex curves in shape-shifting structures is at the center of research led by […]
Oct. 2, 2019 • ~6 min
Tags: science-technology harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences harvard-wyss-institute-of-biologically-inspired-engineering multi-scale-curvature shape-shifting
A group of researchers are using a drone-based chemical monitoring system to track the health of the Amazon in the face of global climate change and human-caused deforestation and burning.
Sept. 12, 2019 • ~5 min
Tags: science-technology climate-change amazon harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences seas drone
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