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solar panels

Microscopic “Sunflowers” for Better Solar Panels

The pads of geckos’ notoriously sticky feet are covered with setae – microscopic, hairlike structures whose chemical and physical composition and high flexibility allow...
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Solar Panels for Yeast Cell Biofactories

Genetically engineered microbes such as bacteria and yeasts have long been used as living factories to produce drugs and fine chemicals. More recently, researchers...
cell membranes

Seeing Cell Membranes in New Light

Adam Cohen, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology and of physics, is the lead author of a new study that challenges conventional theories...
organ chips

FDA Expands Award to Wyss Institute for Radiation Treatment Studies Using...

Although only one chromosome determines the genetic differences between men and women, scientific evidence suggests that this small change has a significant impact on...
Organ Chips

Fewer Steps in the Lab, One More Leap for Organs-On-Chips

Organs-on-Chips (Organ Chips) allow scientists an unprecedented ability to study the physiology of human organs in a lifelike environment in vitro, and have been shown to...
soft robotic armsvideo

No More Iron Man: Submarines Now Have Soft, Robotic Arms

The human arm can perform a wide range of extremely delicate and coordinated movements, from turning a key in a lock to gently stroking...
muscle recovery

A Golden Ticket to Faster Muscle Recovery

Anyone who has ever torn or injured a muscle knows that swelling, redness, and pain soon follow the injury: classic signs of inflammation. Inflammation...
wearable soft exosuitvideo

Multi-Joint, Personalized Soft Exosuit Breaks New Ground

In the future, smart textile-based soft robotic exosuits could be worn by soldiers, fire fighters and rescue workers to help them traverse difficult terrain...
printing technologyvideo

Printing with Sound

Harvard University researchers have developed a new printing method that uses soundwaves to generate droplets from liquids with an unprecedented range of composition and...
Nanofibres

​NTU and Harvard Scientists Discover Fat-Blocking Effect of Nanofibres

Tiny balls of nano-sized cellulose fibres added to food reduced fat absorption by up to half in laboratory and animal experiments, report scientists from Nanyang...
organic flow battery

Organic Mega Flow Battery Transcends Lifetime, Voltage Thresholds

To sustain human civilization in the future, clean energy sources must be harnessed to replace the fossil fuels that are now polluting our atmosphere....
human heart ventricle

A 3-D Model of a Human Heart Ventricle

Harvard University researchers have bioengineered a three-dimensional model of a human left heart ventricle that could be used to study diseases, test drugs and...
Braille

Reprogrammable Braille

When Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was translated into Braille, it spanned 1,000 pages over 14 volumes of thick Braille paper. Tolstoy’s War and...
opioid prescriptions

Opioid Prescribing Hotspots Uncovered

Congressional districts with the highest opioid prescribing rates are predominantly concentrated in the Southeastern U.S., with other hotspots in Appalachia and the rural West,...
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Studying Aliens of the Deep

The open ocean is the largest and least explored environment on Earth, estimated to hold up to a million species that have yet to...
Glomerulus Chip

Kidney Podocytes, All Grown up

Human stem cells are of great interest in the fields of regenerative medicine and medical research because they reproduce indefinitely and can differentiate into...
artificial intelligence

Ecology and AI

It's poised to transform fields from earthquake prediction to cancer detection to self-driving cars, and now scientists are unleashing the power of deep learning...
microrobotvideo

Swimming Robo Roach Makes a Splash

In nature, cockroaches can survive underwater for up to 30 minutes. Now, a robotic cockroach can do even better. Harvard’s Ambulatory Microrobot, known as HAMR,...
cancer treatmentvideo

Novel Cancer Treatment Gets Major Boost

Unlike cell-based cancer immunotherapies that manipulate immune cells outside of the body and transferring them into patients, the implantable immuno-material approach activates endogenous immune...
surgical catheter

Startup Promises Minimally Invasive Heart Repair

A minimally invasive surgical device to be commercialized by a newly launched startup could fundamentally transform the way doctors correct organ defects. For patients...