Harvard University was established in 1636 and is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Harvard University is a private institution with an endowment of nearly $30 billion and annually attracts research grants from private and governmental sources. Harvard is divided into schools and research institutes. Among the most noteworthy for our purposes is the Harvard Medical School, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard School of Pubic Health, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The Gazette publication covers Harvard as a whole. Each of the schools and institutes publish separate news releases and updates of their research, which may be accessed via their Web page. Media inquiries are welcome.
Smart materials get SMARTer: Self-powered, homeostatic nanomaterials self-regulate in response to environmental change
Living organisms have developed sophisticated ways to maintain stability in a changing environment, withstanding fluctuations in temperature, pH, pressure, and the presence or absence of crucial molecules. The integration ...
To clean up the mine, let Ascomycete fungus reproduce
Harvard-led researchers have discovered that an Ascomycete fungus that is common in polluted water produces environmentally important minerals during asexual reproduction.
Wildfires projected to worsen with climate change
Research by environmental scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) brings bad news to the western United States, where firefighters are currently battling dozens of fires in at least 11 ...
In new mass-production technique, robotic insects spring to life
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new technique inspired by elegant pop-up books and origami will soon allow clones of robotic insects to be mass-produced by the sheet.
Metamaterials may advance with new femtosecond laser technique
Researchers in applied physics have cleared an important hurdle in the development of advanced materials, called metamaterials, that bend light in unusual ways.
Seeing depth through a single lens
Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a way for photographers and microscopists to create a 3D image through a single lens, without moving the camera.
Researchers study cheese to unlock secrets of how microbial communities form
Go ahead and call Rachel Dutton's research cheesy if you must. As far as she's concerned, it's anything but an insult. A Bauer Fellow at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences' Center for Systems Biology, Dutton and her lab study ...
High-octane bacteria could ease pain at the pump: Engineered E. coli mass-produce key precursor to potent biofuel
New lines of engineered bacteria can tailor-make key precursors of high-octane biofuels that could one day replace gasoline, scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and ...
Perfecting digital imaging (w/ Video)
Computer graphics and digital video lag behind reality; despite advances, the best software and video cameras still cannot seem to get computer-generated images and digital film to look exactly the way our eyes expect them ...
Lifelike cooling for sunbaked windows: Adaptable microfluidic circulatory system could cut air-conditioning costs
Sun-drenched rooms make for happy residents, but large glass windows also bring higher air-conditioning bills. Now a bioinspired microfluidic circulatory system for windows developed by researchers at the Wyss Institute for ...