At first glance, it’s easy to think African striped mice and chipmunks might be close cousins. Both are members of the rodent family, both sport distinctive black-and-white “racing stripes,” and both are active during the day. Read more about Science of stripes
In the years following Augusto Pinochet’s military coup, Chilean artists created works in fear and solidarity, and out of defiance. Many of those creations, from street art in Santiago to dance performances abroad, were ephemeral, making them difficult to historicize. Read more about ‘Disappearing’ Chilean art
Michael E. Jones is always on the move. Whether he’s training for a triathlon, curating a museum exhibit, serving on an Olympics national governing body, or putting paintbrush to canvas, he approaches each endeavor with boundless energy.
Harvard sophomore Eli Dershwitz represented the United States at the Summer Olympics in the men’s saber fencing competition in Rio de Janeiro. While he didn’t win a medal this time, Dershwitz said the intense training and discipline required to make it to Brazil gave him the confidence to succeed at Harvard and the drive to “reach certain academic levels.” Read more about Eli Dershwitz’s road to the Olympics
Somewhere along the A2 in Kazakhstan, their plans changed.
GSAS students Benny Shaffer and Justin Stern, and GSD visiting PhD Fellow Xiaoxuan Lu, MLA ’12, had sketched out a project back in Cambridge that would study the impact of the 1,100 mile Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline on the natural environment, urban areas, and local population. While their thought had been to consider how the area known for being part of the Silk Road had become the Gas Road, as they began their journey in summer 2015 it quickly became clear that would be difficult. Read more about On the Road
“Flat” and “rigid” are terms typically used to describe electronic devices. But the increasing demand for flexible, wearable electronics, sensors, antennas, and biomedical devices has led a research team to innovate an eye-popping way of printing complex metallic architectures as though seemingly suspended in midair. Read more about Printing metal in midair