With profound sadness, we note the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Jim McCarthy, on December 11th after a protracted illness. Jim was a towering figure, whose impact as a scholar, policy advisor, and human being was extraordinary. The OEB community is greatly diminished by his loss, and we will all feel Jim’s absence deeply.
Artificial muscles will power the soft robots and wearable devices of the future, but the underlying mechanics is not well known. Professor L. Mahadevan's study in Physical Review Letters uncovers some of the fundamental physical properties of artificial muscle fibers. The thin soft filaments can stretch, bend and twist into extreme deformations. Mahadevan's study explains the theoretical...
New research by Bence Ölvecsky and Postdoc, Ashesh Dhawale, suggests errors resulting from variability in motor function is a feature, not a bug, of our nervous system and play a critical role in learning. The study published in Current Biology addresses the issue of how the brain regulates variability, which is necessary for learning, but not useful when a successful...
Botanical_What a great opportunity! The 2020 Evolution, Ecology Environment REU is accepting applications from a diverse group of undergrads for an immersive research experience. This 10-week paid residential internship is at Harvard’s Cambridge campus next summer. t.co/FIywVfEeqo
HarvardOEBIt's #tbt and we visit some work by one of our PhD Students that's still making headlines!
Roopkund Lake is a small body of water nestled deep in the Himalayan mountains miles above sea level. The Lake sits… t.co/NlrkFuvCwt