A textile that can change and remember its shape

SEAS researchers have developed a material made from recycled wool can be 3D-printed into any shape and pre-programmed with reversible shape memory.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Sept. 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: science-technology sustainability seas leah-burrows 3d-printing kit-parker textiles

Growing organoids uncovers how cells become organs

Tiny sensors are embedded into stretchable, integrated mesh that grows with the developing tissue, allowing scientists to track how cells grow into organs.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Aug. 16, 2019 ~3 min

Tags:  science-technology  basic-research  john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  organoids  charles-m-lieber  leah-burrows  cyborg-organoids  jia-liu  nano-letters

Making Mars habitable

Researchers from Harvard University, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, and the University of Edinburgh suggest that regions of the Martian surface could be made habitable with a material — silica aerogel — that would mimic Earth’s atmospheric greenhouse effect.

Leah Burrows • harvard
July 19, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  science-technology  physics  astronomy  basic-research  john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  mars  leah-burrows  water-ice

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