News from February 2018
Photo of the metalens (made of silicon) mounted on a transparent, stretchy polymer film, without any electrodes. The colorful iridescence is produced by the large number of nanostructures within the metalens.
Friday, February 23, 2018

Artificial eye automatically stretches to simultaneously focus and correct astigmatism and image shift

Amanda Filie
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Materials scientist helps the chemical industry clean up its act

This soft robot is made using kirigami — an ancient Japanese paper craft that relies on cuts, rather than origami folds, to change the properties of a material.  As the robot stretches, the kirigami is transformed into a 3D-textured surface, which grips the ground just like snake skin. (Ahmad Rafsanjani/Harvard SEAS)
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Bioinspired soft actuator crawls without rigid parts

Computer scientists take lessons from Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” and teach machine learning algorithms to know their enemies. (Image courtesy of Harvard SEAS)
Friday, February 16, 2018

Researchers develop tool to combat adversarial noise

Finale Doshi-Velez (left) and Yaron Singer have been named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows (Photos courtesy of Eliza Grinnell/Harvard SEAS)
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Computer scientists honored for research in machine learning

Garder Pilot Academy students
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Literature, engineering collide during middle school outreach effort

Four94 Scratchpad Fellows
Monday, February 12, 2018

Fellowship helps female entrepreneurs build confidence

Noah Golowich
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Undergrad finds beauty in mathematics and computer science

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Harvard’s first engineering hackathon creates a weekend of collaboration

A team of evolutionary biologists and engineers at Harvard, have demonstrated a new, structure inspired by sharkskin that could improve the aerodynamic performance of planes, wind turbines, drones and cars. (Image courtesy of James Weaver/Havard University)
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Bioinspired vortex generators increase airfoil lift, decrease drag