Harvard University

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 ...

Oct 16, 2013
4.2 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast

A hidden genetic code for better designer genes

Scientists routinely seek to reprogram bacteria to produce proteins for drugs, biofuels and more, but they have struggled to get those bugs to follow orders. But a hidden feature of the genetic code, it turns ...

Sep 26, 2013
5 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast

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 ...

Aug 28, 2013
2 / 5 (12) 25 | with audio podcast

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.

Aug 05, 2013
4.8 / 5 (17) 0 | with audio podcast

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 ...

Jul 23, 2013
5 / 5 (6) 2 | with audio podcast