For the first time in mice, researchers have coated nanoparticles with an ionic liquid that allows the nanoparticles to survive the immune system and deliver drugs to their targeted spot.
Nov. 25, 2020 • ~5 min
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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
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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
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An injectable clotting agent has been created that can reduce blood loss by 97 percent in mice models.
July 31, 2020 • ~5 min
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With the goal of reducing food waste, a student-developed device predicts when an avocado will be ripe
July 23, 2020 • ~7 min
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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
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Researchers are able to build muscle fibers, giving lab-grown meat the texture meat lovers seek.
Oct. 21, 2019 • ~7 min
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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
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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
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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
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