Harvard University

The little old machine that could

On a bench in the Arnold Arboretum's new lab building, not far from the $90,000 standard microscopes and the even pricier confocal microscope whose lasers can build 3-D computer images of tiny plant parts, ...

dateSep 09, 2013 in Engineering
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Hack attacks, explained

Computer network hackers calling themselves the Syrian Electronic Army earlier this week disrupted The New York Times' website for nearly a day and electronic publishing on the Twitter social network for se ...

dateAug 30, 2013 in Internet
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The rote notes of early US law

In 1812, a Connecticut law student named Samuel Cheever summarized a lecture on "Baron and Feme," which were the legal terms for husband and wife. Toward the top, in Cheever's slanted script, is a sentence ...

dateAug 12, 2013 in Other
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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.

dateAug 05, 2013 in Optics & Photonics
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Binding together repelling atoms

Basic chemistry tells us that a bond between atoms can form if it is energetically more favorable for the atoms to stick together than staying apart. This fundamentally requires an attractive force between ...

dateJul 31, 2013 in Materials Science
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