News from August 2018
Honey is a prototypical example for viscous fluid, being 25 thousand times more viscous (i.e. thicker) than water! Acoustophoretic printing enables droplet formation of any material, generating the possibly tiniest single drop of honey …in a tiny honey jar. Video captured with a high speed camera (colorized).
Friday, August 31, 2018

Researchers use acoustic forces to print droplets that couldn’t be printed before

Oops! I dropped the lemon tart. (Photo by Paolo Terzi)
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Popular series pairs Harvard professors with chefs and food experts

Juxtaposing genetics and philosophy.
Monday, August 20, 2018

Bioengineering Ph.D. candidate works where science, religion, and philosophy collide

Monday, August 20, 2018

Fluidically linked Blood-Brain Barrier and Brain Organ Chips offer new method for studying the effects of drugs and disease on the brain and its blood vessels

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A new approach for fabricating soft materials at the millimeter scale paves the way to a new generation of flexible microrobots for medical and environmental tasks

(Left) Renita Horton, Ph.D. ’14 and Sydney Reed, an undergraduate who works in Horton’s lab at Mississippi State University, collaborated on research at Harvard this summer. (Photo by Adam Zewe/SEAS Communications)
Monday, August 13, 2018

Summer research program at Harvard brings alumna full circle

Researchers converted their three-finger soft manipulator to a two-finger version, seen here performing a pinch grasp on an extremely delicate sea cucumber. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Soft grippers can be 3D printed on board ships to safely sample different types of sea life