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Coronavirus US

Coronavirus might have just made it easier to get into Harvard

June 17th, 2020

More and more of daily life in America continues to change as the coronavirus’ US toll continues to be felt almost everywhere you look. One of the latest examples is on the college admissions front. Harvard has announced it’s temporarily not requiring the inclusion of ACT/SAT standardized test scores along with student application materials. Most …

Origami Artificial Muscle

Complex new artificial muscles could let a duck lift an entire car

November 29th, 2017

Soft robots that look like complex Origami structures could one day be used in a variety of fields for all sorts of different tasks, including lifting or moving heavy objects. These artificial muscles would only need air or some type of fluid to perform movements. They can be made of various materials as long as …

Harvard MIT RoboBee Perching

This robotic bee uses static electricity to stick to surfaces

May 20th, 2016

Remember the MIT’s RoboBee? The initiative kicked off a couple of years ago, aiming to fix a major problem that we currently have: the bee population is slowly dying, and without bees, we’re pretty much doomed. Last fall we learned that researchers from Harvard created an insect-size robot that can both fly and swim. And …

Polaris Faster Web Page Loading

New tech from MIT could make all web pages load 34% faster

March 9th, 2016

When it comes to the Internet, we’re all incredibly impatient. It doesn’t matter that we had to wait several minutes for a single web page to load a decade and a half ago. If we can’t pull up an article in an instant in 2016, it’s a disaster. Google has even begun to take load speed into …

Harvard Loses Debate Inmates

How New York prison inmates defeated Harvard’s award-winning debate team

October 7th, 2015

You’d think that Harvard’s national debate champions would be able to win any verbal confrontation they’d be involved with, especially when it comes to debating. But you’d be wrong to assume that. Even the best lose sometimes, and Harvard’s loss is all the more surprising when you learn that a team of inmates from the Eastern …