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A poster of the human skeletal system hangs at the Body of Knowledge display in Science Center 251. The exhibition, which focuses on the history of human anatomy, runs until Dec. 5, 2014.
A new exhibit in the Science Center showcases human body parts and historical objects related to the science of dissection and anatomy.
Construction will shortly begin on the long-anticipated International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor—a machine that, if it works, promises to solve most of the world’s energy problems for the next 30 million years. Howard M. Georgi ’68, a Harvard physics professor, sat down for a brief chat about how and whether ITER will actually work as well as its possible economic and political implications.
Students, resident scholars, and House Masters alike gathered Tuesday evening for a Lowell Masters’ Dinner to discuss climate change and policy-making with renowned environmental science and engineering professor, Daniel P. Schrag.
Though typically associated with the destruction of structures, termite colonies may have just inspired the next big innovation in construction. A team of engineers and computer scientists at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering built a “colony” of autonomous, interchangeable robots—coined the TERMES project—based on the construction strategies of termites and other insect species, according to a report published in Science earlier this month.
A month after Congress passed a budget easing federal research funding cuts that had gone into effect in early 2013, Harvard administrators said last week that while research prospects may be looking up, the future remains uncertain for scientific research.
Scientists at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have moved one step closer to successfully printing three-dimensional, fully-functional tissues.
New technology being researched by professors at Harvard Medical School has made methods of gene surgery more efficient and accessible and can potentially help to address major diseases caused by genetic disorders such as sickle cell anemia.
By modifying cotton and polyester fabrics with a coating that repels almost any type of substance, a research team from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering could be close to changing the nature of several consumer and industrial products—as well as the need for laundry.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of research validating the "big bang," experts from Harvard and elsewhere spoke Thursday.
Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have found a potential method to slow the onset of Huntington’s disease, according to a study slated to be published in next month’s issue of the journal “Neurology.”
Three months after President Barack Obama announced his decision to nominate Harvard Medical School instructor of medicine, Vivek H. Murthy ’98, for the position of U.S. Surgeon General, Murthy began the process of Senate confirmation last Tuesday.
The report—which draws on both Bradford’s specialty in dairy nutrition and Hinde’s expertise in evolutionary biology—focused on dairy farms, one of America’s longest running industries.
The Council hopes to create a space dedicated to the mentorship, apprenticeship, and scholarship of individuals in the science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics disciplines.