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New 3D Printer Draws In Midair Like Magic

Lasers and metal were part of 3D printing for decades before the machines became affordable for personal use. But researchers at Harvard are demonstrating a new technique by which 3D metal structures can be printed in midair, without the need for anything supporting them.


This Adorable Robot Can Help Children To Program

Getting kids to code is a great idea — but it’s not always easy. Now a team of researchers from Harvard has developed this little robot, called Root, that’s designed to make writing code a more tangible experience.


Sensors Thinner Than Plastic Wrap Could Detect Breast Cancer

To beat cancer, early detection is crucial. Now, a team of Japanese and American scientists has revealed extremely thin sensors that could one day be built into skin-tight, tumour-detecting gloves for doctors, who can then share digitised findings with other physicians.


You Need Geniuses At MIT, Harvard, And Columbia To Make An Animal-Shaped Xylophone

The same research and technological innovations that a team from MIT, Harvard, and Columbia University used to create a pitch-perfect xylophone with bars shaped like animals could one day help make your electronics quieter.


This $9000 Machine Could Usher In The Era Of 3D-Printed Electronics

The technology that would enable us to 3D-print electronics along with the circuits that make them work has been around for a while, but a team of Harvard researchers just announced a new 3D-printer that could change the game. Soon, you could 3D print a drone in your living room — which is insane.


Harvard Is Tracking Student Attendance With Secret Cameras

Everyone has skipped the occasional class here and there, but Harvard University is taking it seriously. It has started tracking the attendance of its students using secret cameras — and it didn’t tell them it was doing so.


These Cool Animations Helped Me Understand How The Brain Actually Works

Video: When I first heard of Harvard’s Fundamentals of Neuroscience online course, I thought it was going to be so hard to understand that I’ll have a seizure before the end of the first clip. But no, thanks to these cool and straightforward animations it’s actually very easy.


Giz Explains: How To Make A Soft Robot

Robots are often imagined as hard, shiny things, gleaming futuristic machines. They often are hard, shiny things. But sometimes they’re softer than a baby butt and more flexible than an Illinois governor’s morals. Soft robotics is a growing field devoted to the squishier side of automated technology, and with the help of a new toolkit, you can get in on the action.


You Can Buy Fake University Email Accounts For As Little As 16 Cents

Want to pretend you went to the Ivy League? If you have some money and know how to log onto China’s version of eBay, Taobao, it’s not so hard. It is, however, illegal.


A Thousand Tiny Robots Swarming Into Shapes Like Intelligent Insects

Since the first crude automatons running on clockwork mechanisms, mankind has been working to build the perfect artificial copy of ourselves for centuries. But what’s a more accurate recreation of a human? A robot made of various components and wires all cobbled together? Or one made of billions of tiny robots all working together like the atoms that make up everything around us?


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