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Dario Floreano on Flying Robots
SEAS

Researcher Presents on Flying Robots

Dario Floreano, a professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, presented his recent research on autonomous flying robots to a packed room at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences yesterday.

SEAS

Professors Reconsider Applied Math 50

Applied Mathematics 50, a survey course with more than 100 students, may undergo restructuring next fall as faculty members reconsider its future within the concentration curriculum.

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Professors Weigh in on Nuclear Threat

Though dangerous levels of radioactivity still pose a threat to the population around the deteriorating nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Power Plant in Japan, Harvard professors say that while the disaster may cause dangerous pollution, its consequences will not reach the most dire predictions.

College

Professors' Spring Break Reading Recommendations

We asked Harvard professors for spring break reading recommendations—here's what they told us.

FAS

Valiant Wins Turing Award, Nobel of Computer Science

Harvard Professor Leslie G. Valiant has won the Turing Award, one of the most prestigious prizes in computer science, for his research in the field of artificial intelligence last week.

FAS

Brenner Honored for Innovative Research

Professor of Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics Michael P. Brenner was awarded the George Ledlie Prize this week.

SEAS

Researchers Like New Labs

Nearly a year after Sherman Fairchild Biochemistry Building was vacated for renovations in order to accommodate newly-consolidated Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology laboratories, researchers say they are mostly settled and used to their new spaces.

SEAS

Engineering Sciences Concentration Grows

Interest in engineering sciences at Harvard continues to grow.

Research

Clay Structures Form Part of Cell

A team of researchers recently demonstrated the ability of clay to assemble itself into semi-permeable membranes, the first time that such membranes—which are an important building block in cells—have been formed out of an inorganic material.

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Engineering School Sees Low Satisfaction Ratings

Despite impressive growth in the number of engineering concentrators—and a noted rise in Harvard’s national reputation for engineering—many of Harvard’s young engineers do not seem to be satisfied.

FAS

Smith Hosts Panel on Education

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith joined three instructors at a symposium on teaching and learning this past Friday.

SEAS

SEAS Microfluidics Lab Set To Open

A new microfluidics teaching lab—designed to bring cutting-edge research to the classroom—will open its doors to undergraduates and faculty affiliates at SEAS this semester.

Food and Drink

Le What? Professor Takes Food to a New Level (Again)

Harvard biomedical engineering professor David A. Edwards, creator of the "breathable chocolate" device Le Whif, has developed a new breathable food product: Le Whaf.

College

As Potential Blizzard Approaches, Harvard Graduate Schools Cancel Classes

Schools within Harvard University have announced that classes will be canceled Wednesday, and the University has advised a large portion of its staff not to report to work in light of a storm that may bring up to 16 inches of snow to the Boston area.

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