New nanofiber protects against extreme temperatures, projectiles

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.

Leah Burrows • harvard
June 29, 2020 ~8 min

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Harvard fellow and ex-astronaut Ochoa reflects on Apollo landing

Fifty years ago this summer, Neil Armstrong took his “giant leap for mankind” on the moon. In his wake hundreds of others have flown into space, including Ellen Ochoa, a four-time shuttle astronaut who stepped down as director of the Johnson Space Center in 2018 and is currently a visiting fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership.

Alvin Powell • harvard
April 19, 2019 ~18 min

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