Harvard University

Discovering soil-less farming

As the world's population continues to climb, the climate continues to change, and issues of water and food scarcity arise, interest in alternative farming mechanisms is growing. Jiyoo Jye, M.Des. '16, a recent graduate of ...

dateJun 02, 2016 in Environment
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Actuators inspired by muscle

To make robots more cooperative and have them perform tasks in close proximity to humans, they must be softer and safer. A new actuator developed by a team led by George Whitesides, Ph.D. - who is a Core Faculty member at ...

dateJun 01, 2016 in Engineering
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Water on the moon?

Prior to the Apollo missions to the moon, scientists speculated that volatiles - including water - may have accumulated in permanently shaded regions at the poles. Then the Apollo era brought the return of lunar samples, ...

dateMay 30, 2016 in Space Exploration
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A guide to CRISPR gene activation

The CRISPR-Cas9 system has come to be known as the quintessential tool that allows researchers to edit the DNA sequences of many organisms and cell types. However, scientists are also increasingly recognizing that it can ...

dateMay 23, 2016 in Biotechnology
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