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Researchers Discover First Known Swimming Dinosaur

An international research team that includes two Harvard professors has determined that the Spinosaurus is the first known swimming dinosaur, according to a study published Wednesday in the peer-reviewed journal Nature.


Internet Adapting Well to COVID-19 Pressures for Now, Harvard Affiliates Say

Harvard affiliates studying the impact of COVID-19 on the Internet have concluded that while the Internet has thus withstood additional pressures amid the pandemic, the long-term consequences of skyrocketing demand remain unclear.


Swimming Spinosaurus

An artist's reconstruction of Spinosaurus, which an international research team recently determined to be the first known swimming dinosaur.


Biogen Partners with Broad Institute to Build COVID-19 Biobank

The Kendall Square-based company Biogen announced on April 16 it will partner with the Broad Institute and Boston-area hospitals to build a COVID-19 biobank — a repository that will store biological samples to be used for research purposes.


Harvard Commits to Technology Access Framework During COVID-19 Crisis

Harvard has announced its commitment to the COVID-19 Technology Access Framework, which allows the use of non-exclusive and royalty-free licenses of intellectual property rights for products aimed at combating the coronavirus pandemic.


Harvard Postdoc Launches National COVID-19 Research Volunteer Database

As Harvard postdoctoral fellow Michael F. Wells walked home from his last in-person laboratory meeting for the foreseeable future, one thing was on his mind – finding a way to combat the spread of COVID-19 that had forced his research group to close for two months.


Wyss and Broad Institute Scientists Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

Scientists at Harvard’s Wyss Institute and the Broad Institute began research on new technologies for diagnostic testing of the novel coronavirus, according to two articles published on the institutes’ respective websites last week.


Harvard, MIT Scientists Make Quantum Leap Toward New Internet

Researchers from Harvard and MIT have pioneered a device that could improve quantum communication and may be the key to developing a quantum internet, according to an article published Monday in the scientific journal Nature.


Harvard Physicists Refine Images of Black Hole

A team led by scientists at the Harvard Black Hole Initiative published an article Wednesday outlining a method to simulate sharper images of a black hole.


Broad Institute Researchers Design COVID-19 Tests that Could Cost ‘Around Ten Dollars’

Researchers at the Broad Institute are improving and validating a COVID-19 detection protocol that could potentially take less than an hour and cost around ten dollars per test.


Wyss Biostasis Project Succeeds in 'Stopping Biological Time' in Tadpoles

Scientists at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have identified chemicals that could effectively pause biological aging as part of their “Biostasis” project, now over a year after they signed a five-year contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in December 2018.


Biostasis

Wyss Institute scientists have identified chemicals that could pause biological aging.


Science Book Talk

Paul Steinhardt, Albert Einstein Professor in Science and Theoretical Physicist from Princeton University, speaks about his book, "The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New Form of Matter," in the Science Center Thursday evening.


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