Today’s Solutions: June 12, 2024

Algae is being used to give bi

Algae is being used to give bioprinted tissue the oxygen it needs

3D printing technology has raised the possibility for scientists to produce biological tissue that could be used to replace organs or other body parts. Until now though, one of the problems with 3D printing biological tissue is that the cells may die before oxygen-delivering blood vessels grow into Read More...

This tiny robot could help sur

This tiny robot could help surgeons with precise procedures

Drawing inspiration from Origami, researchers have created a surgical robot that is around the size of a tennis ball and weighs about the same as a penny. The tiny robot was built by engineers from Harvard’s Wyss Institute and Sony and was created to assist surgeons with procedures that require Read More...

Scientists create robotic fabr

Scientists create robotic fabric that could lead to therapeutic wearables.

A team at Harvard is creating therapeutic wearables using robotic fabrics. While robotic fabrics are far from new, they’re usually attached to bulky external machines that can modulate air pressure inside them to make them move or change their shape. Since that could limit their potential Read More...

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This is how Harvard students confronted Exxon’s law firm

With this weekend's Optimist View in mind, we bring you another fantastic case of civil disobedience. Last week, more than 100 first-year Harvard law students gathered at a restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for a reception hosted by the corporate law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Read More...

Student activists disrupted Ha

Student activists disrupted Harvard-Yale football game to protest fossil fuels

When spectators storm the field at a sporting event, it’s usually a silly plea for attention. But this weekend the sporting world saw something entirely different when over 200 students and alumni disrupted the annual football game between Harvard and Yale to demand both schools to divest from Read More...

Trying to maintain your weight

Trying to maintain your weight? Make nuts a part of your daily diet

As Americans age, they gain an extra pound of weight annually on average. One way to quell this steady rise in weight is to make nuts a part of your daily diet. According to an in-depth study out of Harvard University T.H Chan School of Public Health in Boston, adding a handful of nuts—say, 12 Read More...

The divestment movement has dr

The divestment movement has drained more than $8 trillion from fossil fuels

At $39.2 billion, Harvard University’s endowment is the largest academic fund in the world—not all of which actually goes to academia. A large chunk is invested in private funds, bonds, and other financial instruments that don’t have to disclose what they’re betting on. That means there’s Read More...

J.K. Rowling's commenceme

J.K. Rowling's commencement speech on failure

J.K. Rowlings commencement speech at Harvard titled, "The fringe benefits of failure and the importance of imagination". Ode, Editors | October 2008 Read More...