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.
What makes a data visualization memorable?
It's easy to spot a "bad" data visualization—one packed with too much text, excessive ornamentation, gaudy colors, and clip art. Design guru Edward Tufte derided such decorations as redundant at best, useless at worst, ...
Researchers create room-temperature quantum bits that store data for nearly two seconds
Its a challenge thats long been one of the holy grails of quantum computing: how to create the key building blocks known as quantum bits, or qubits, that exist in a solid-state system at room temperature.
Artificial jellyfish 'Medusoid' swims in a heartbeat: Creation is an amalgam of silicone polymer and heart muscle cells
Using recent advances in marine biomechanics, materials science, and tissue engineering, a team of researchers at Harvard University and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have turned inanimate silicone and ...
Tough hydrogel stretches to 21 times its length, recoils, and heals itself
A team of experts in mechanics, materials science, and tissue engineering at Harvard have created an extremely stretchy and tough gel that may pave the way to replacing damaged cartilage in human joints.
US methane emissions far exceed government estimates, study reports
Emissions of methane from fossil fuel extraction and refining activities in the United States are nearly five times higher than previous estimates, according to researchers at Harvard University and seven other institutions. ...
Tiny oil droplets help measure mechanical forces produced by living cells that shape tissues and organs
(Phys.org) —As embryonic tissue develops, cells push and pull on each other, and they must do so correctly for the tissue to develop properly. Now scientists at Harvard University have devised the first method to measure ...
New coating prevents more than 99 percent of harmful bacterial slime from forming on surfaces
Biofilms may no longer have any solid ground upon which to stand.
New study examines the impact of snow days on student performance
School administrators may want to be even more aggressive in calling for weather-related closures. A new study conducted by Harvard Kennedy School Assistant Professor Joshua Goodman finds that snow days do not impact student ...
Study finds national cultural norms, economic conditions helping create a 'demographic time bomb'
In the 1960s, scholar Paul R. Ehrlich warned that a looming global population explosion would usher in mass starvation and death by the end of the 20th century.
Towards miniaturization of metamaterials: Reluctant electrons enable 'extraordinarily strong' negative refraction
Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have demonstrated a drastically new way of achieving negative refraction in a metamaterial. The advance, reported in the Aug. 2 issue of Nature, results ...