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Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with about 6,700 undergraduate students and about 13,100 postgraduate students. Established in 1636 and named for its first benefactor, clergyman John Harvard, Harvard is the United States' oldest institution of higher learning. Its history, influence, wealth, and academic reputation have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The university is organized into eleven principal academic units—ten faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study—with campuses throughout the Boston metropolitan area: its 209-acre (85 ha) main campus is centered on Harvard Yard in Cambridge, approximately 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Boston; the business school and athletics facilities, including Harvard Stadium, are located across the Charles River in the Allston neighborhood of Boston; and the medical, dental, and public health schools are in the Longwood Medical Area. Harvard's endowment is worth $40.9 billion, making it the largest of any academic institution. Harvard is a large, highly residential research university. The nominal cost of attendance is high, but the university's large endowment allows it to offer generous financial aid packages. The Harvard Library is the world's largest academic and private library system, comprising 79 individual libraries holding over 18 million items.

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A one-way street for acoustic waves

“Device could improve quantum and classical communications If you can hear your neighbors through a shared wall, you better believe they can hear you too. This has nothing to do with your annunciation and everything to do with a fundamental …

Next-generation cockroach-inspired robot is small but mighty

“This itsy-bitsy robot can’t climb up the waterspout yet but it can run, jump, carry heavy payloads and turn on a dime. Dubbed HAMR-JR, this microrobot developed by researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering …

Order from disorder

“Using turbulence to generate frequency combs from small ring lasers We’ve all experienced turbulent air and water, but did you know light can be turbulent too? An international team of researchers, led by Federico Capasso, the Robert L. Wallace …

Scientists Shed Light on Growth of Black Holes

“Scientists at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, and the Black Hole Initiative (BHI), have shed light on how black holes grow over time by developing a new model to predict if growth by accretion or by mergers is dominant …

Towards an unhackable quantum internet

“A quantum internet could be used to send un-hackable messages, improve the accuracy of GPS, and enable cloud-based quantum computing. For more than twenty years, dreams of creating such a quantum network have remained out of reach in large part …

The Tentacle Bot

“Octopus-inspired robot can grip, move, and manipulate a wide range of objects Two-thirds of an octopus’s neurons are in its arms, meaning each arm literally has a mind of its own. Octopus arms can untie knots, open childproof bottles …

Controlling light with light

“Researchers develop a new platform for all-optical computing The future of computation is bright — literally. Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), in collaboration with researchers at McMaster University and University of Pittsburgh …

Multimaterial 3D printing manufactures complex objects, fast

“Multinozzle printer can switch between multiple inks up to 50 times per second 3D printers are revolutionizing manufacturing by allowing users to create any physical shape they can imagine on-demand. However, most commercial printers are only able to build objects …

A swifter way towards 3D-printed organs

“Sacrificial ink-writing technique allows 3D printing of large, vascularized human organ building blocks 20 people die every day waiting for an organ transplant in the United States, and while more than 30,000 transplants are now performed annually, there are …

Self-folding “Rollbot” paves the way for fully untethered soft robots

“3D-printed active hinges change shape in response to heat The majority of soft robots today rely on external power and control, keeping them tethered to off-board systems or rigged with hard components. Now, researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson …