Online demos can be as effective as classroom teaching

In a new paper, Harvard researchers show for the first time that research-based online STEM demonstrations not only can teach students more, but can be just as effective as classroom teaching.

Anna Fiorentino • harvard
Feb. 28, 2020 ~6 min

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Early seismic waves hold the clue to the power of the main temblor

Scientists will be able to predict earthquake magnitudes earlier thanks to new research by Marine Denolle, assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard.

Anna Fiorentino • harvard
Aug. 7, 2019 ~4 min

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Researchers eye flashy coats of peacock spiders in pursuit of new solar products

Dakota McCoy, in collaboration with David Haig, led a group of researchers at Harvard studying the black spider and its ultrablack coat with microlenses that could lead to innovations in solar panels and sunglasses glare.

Anna Fiorentino • harvard
July 10, 2019 ~5 min

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