Wyss Institute’s improved face shield design hits 7M mark

The Wyss Institute made improvements to its face shields based on recommendations from area hospitals. Joining forces with a Mansfield, Mass.-based manufacturer, the institute’s face shields are now being produced at a rate of 400,000 a day.

Lindsay Brownell • harvard
Aug. 17, 2020 ~11 min

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Food summit examines sustainability, health, and justice

According to a summit on food production, diet, and sustainability, humanity needs to refocus on a diet that encompasses sustainability and social justice.

Clea Simon • harvard
Feb. 20, 2020 ~6 min

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iRobot acquires Root Robotics, bringing coding education to classrooms worldwide

The iRobot Corp. announced its acquisition of Root Robotics, Inc., whose educational Root coding robot got its start as a summer research project at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University in 2011

Lindsay Brownell • harvard
June 20, 2019 ~7 min

Tags:  science-technology  inc  irobot-corp  root-coding-robot  root-robotics  wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering-at-harvard-university

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