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Harvard Scientists Create Super Strong Degradable Bioplastic from Shrimp Shells

Harvard Scientists Create Super Strong Degradable Bioplastic from Shrimp Shells

Thanks to a team of Harvard scientists, being called a "shrimp" will no longer amount to an insult. The University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering isolated chitin in the arthropod's

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Harvard Team to Convert Earth’s Infrared Energy into Clean Electricity

Harvard Team to Convert Earth’s Infrared Energy into Clean Electricity

Harvard Scientists are working on a new renewable energy system that can harvest the power from the earth's infrared energy. Our planet is constantly releasing hundreds of millions of gigawatts of

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Study Finds National Park Ecosystems Threatened by Nutrient Pollution

Study Finds National Park Ecosystems Threatened by Nutrient Pollution

National parks are protected by the federal government and carefully managed, so it's easy to assume that they're safe from the harm of human activity. Unfortunately, new research shows that many parks

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Trees Are Adapting to Climate Change by Using Water More Efficiently

Trees Are Adapting to Climate Change by Using Water More Efficiently

It's clear that global warming is going to require some serious adaptation. While some life on this planet digs in its heels, other lifeforms-- like trees -- are already adapting to climate change. A

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Scientists 3D Print a Tiny Lithium-Ion Battery the Size of a Grain of Sand

Scientists 3D Print a Tiny Lithium-Ion Battery the Size of a Grain of Sand

As technology advances, gadgets and gizmos are becoming smaller and smaller. From medical devices to bee-sized robots, developments in engineering have made for incredibly tiny electronics. To accommodate

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Harvard Team Creates Extremely Stretchy Gel To Replace Damaged Cartilage In Joints

Harvard Team Creates Extremely Stretchy Gel To Replace Damaged Cartilage In Joints

A team from Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have managed to create an extremely tough gel that is capable of being stretched to 21 times its length. It is hoped that the gel,

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Harvard Scientists Take Inspiration From Starfish To Create Robots That Disguise Themselves!

Harvard Scientists Take Inspiration From Starfish To Create Robots That Disguise Themselves!

A team of researchers from Harvard University led by George Whitesides have developed innovative, soft, silicone-based robots that have the ability to disguise themselves or change their color depending

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Harvard Study Find Strong Summer Storms Could Damage Ozone Layer Over US

Harvard Study Find Strong Summer Storms Could Damage Ozone Layer Over US

Cyclone Photo from Shutterstock Even though large areas of the US are experiencing extreme drought conditions, aggressive summer thunderstorms have also swept across parts of the nation - and according

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Harvard’s New Hydrogen Fuel Cell Produces Power Long After its Fuel Source Runs Out

Harvard’s New Hydrogen Fuel Cell Produces Power Long After its Fuel Source Runs Out

A team of researchers at Harvard University has created a novel hydrogen fuel cell that keeps running even after its fuel supply is exhausted. The solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) converts hydrogen into

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Harvard Study Links Pesticide-Laced Corn Syrup to Bee Colony Collapse

Harvard Study Links Pesticide-Laced Corn Syrup to Bee Colony Collapse

The decline of the bee population over the last few years has been blamed on many causes, but a recent Harvard University study gives "convincing evidence" that pesticide-laced corn syrup may be the cause

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Scientists Prove that CO2 Emissions Drove Most Recent Ice Age

Scientists Prove that CO2 Emissions Drove Most Recent Ice Age

Iceberg photo from Shutterstock Climate change deniers often sing the frustrating song that carbon dioxide emissions are harmless, but a groundbreaking study by scientists at Harvard, the University of

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Harvard University Tops the Collegiate Pack With 50 LEED Certified Buildings

Harvard University Tops the Collegiate Pack With 50 LEED Certified Buildings

Although Harvard's school color is officially crimson, it seems as though it really should be green. The USGBC announced this month that Harvard University has completed a major milestone, having achieved

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Harvard Economist Claims Urban Farms Do More Harm Than Good

Harvard Economist Claims Urban Farms Do More Harm Than Good

We’ve covered a wide variety of urban agriculture projects in the past – the rooftop farm Brooklyn Grange, the Battery Conservancy’s new turkey-shaped farm, and futuristic vertical farms, to name a

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Living, Breathing “Lung Chip” Provides Alternative to Animal Testing

Living, Breathing “Lung Chip” Provides Alternative to Animal Testing

Imagine if all the debate over which chemicals were safe and unsafe for humans were suddenly settled. We'd know which products to buy and which to ban. Class action lawsuits filed by communities exposed

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