When scientists moved from manipulating atoms to messing with molecules, molecules started to disappear from view. Professor Kang-Kuen Ni has figured out why.
July 22, 2020 • ~6 min
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So little is known about black holes and the image hints at a path to a higher-resolution image and more and better data.
April 17, 2020 • ~8 min
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New technology helps dissect how the brain ignores or acts on information
Feb. 7, 2020 • ~5 min
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Harvard’s educational mission is bringing the universe’s strangest creation to the world, as short videos about black holes have been seen by millions.
Jan. 28, 2020 • ~9 min
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Astronomers at Harvard have discovered a monolithic, wave-shaped gaseous structure — the largest ever seen in our galaxy — and dubbed it the “Radcliffe Wave."
Jan. 7, 2020 • ~9 min
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Harvard researchers have performed the coldest reaction in the known universe by capturing a chemical reaction in its most critical and elusive act.
Dec. 20, 2019 • ~5 min
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Harvard researchers have demonstrated the first material that can have both strongly correlated electron interactions and topological properties. The discovery both paves the way for more stable quantum computing and creates an entirely new platform to explore exotic physics.
Dec. 5, 2019 • ~6 min
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Harvard researchers have developed a totally new type of laser that can reach terahertz frequencies offering short-range, high-bandwidth wireless communications, very-high-resolution radar, and spectroscopy.
Nov. 15, 2019 • ~7 min
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A Harvard study is exploring the way humans’ sense of “intuitive physics” of the real world leaves fingerprints on the fictional universes we create.
Nov. 14, 2019 • ~8 min
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By re-barcoding the DNA of yeast, researchers were able to follow evolution for approximately 1,000 generations, finding surprises along the way.
Nov. 13, 2019 • ~4 min
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