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Looking cooler when heated, this thin coating tricks infrared cameras! Read "A Chameleon in the Physics Lab."
(Image courtesy of Mikhail Kats, a graduate student at Harvard SEAS.)
Congratulations to Prof. Dave Mooney, who has just been elected to the Institute of Medicine! This is one of the highest honors in the field of medicine in the United States.
Which of these charts will you remember later? Researchers at Harvard SEAS can tell you in their latest study:
Unregulated, agricultural ammonia is threatening the national parks’ ecology. Harvard-led research shows nitrogen compounds carried on the wind are sufficient to disrupt pristine, protected environments.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park (pictured here) is experiencing nitrogen deposition well above a critical threshold for ecological damage.
(Photo by Doug Bradley under a Creative Commons license.)
Aqil Sajjad is blind, but he loves sports. So he’s playing beep ball, a sport that features a chirping baseball that is delivered by a sighted pitcher to a blindfolded batter.
Technology helps blind athletes reconnect with competitive sports!
The thrill of discovery just isn’t the same when you’re alone. That’s one of the myriad reasons why collaboration is central to research at Harvard. Here, …
Lots of great photos from our labs here! Including some very cool ones of our robotic flying insects.
'4D-printed' materials will adapt to stimuli
Imagine an automobile coating that changes its structure to adapt to a humid environment or a salt-covered road, better protecting the car from corrosion. Or consider a soldier’s uniform that could alter its own camouflage or more effectively protect against poison gas or shrapnel upon contact.
Prof. Jennifer A. Lewis will be working toward these types of achievements with a new grant to develop ‘4D printing’ of functionally adaptive materials.