Flying High: How Do Airplanes Stay in the Air?

Flying High: How Do Airplanes Stay in the Air?

🕔21:48, 3.Oct 2010

At any given point in time, there are more than five thousand airplanes flying over the United States. How do these machines, weighing thousands of pounds, ever leave the ground? According to Yale geophysicist, Professor Ron Smith, airplanes stay in

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Are artificial sweeteners dangerous?

Are artificial sweeteners dangerous?

🕔21:44, 3.Oct 2010

If you crave sugar, consuming drinks and foods sweetened by aspartame or another sugar substitute appears to be a bargain. Diet soda, for example, tastes almost like normal soda, but has a negligible number of calories. Aspartame, approved for usage

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From the Editor: 83.3 Imagination in Science

From the Editor: 83.3 Imagination in Science

🕔17:38, 2.Oct 2010

“Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of the imagination.” — John Dewey Welcome to Issue 83.3 of the Yale Scientific Magazine! Since our humble beginnings 116 years ago, the Yale Scientific has come a long

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Paul Anastas: A Power Player in the Global Chemical Industry

Paul Anastas: A Power Player in the Global Chemical Industry

🕔17:34, 2.Oct 2010

Professor Anastas has pioneered much of the research behind the molecular basis of sustainability. He was named as one of the ICIS Top 40 Power Players in Global Chemical and Energy Industries.

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Cyclones in Global Warming

Cyclones in Global Warming

🕔17:31, 2.Oct 2010

Recent work by Dr. Christopher Brierley suggests that tropical cyclones could have effects on climate that current models do not account for.

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Influenza Renders Immune System Vulnerable

Influenza Renders Immune System Vulnerable

🕔17:25, 2.Oct 2010

Recent research shows that having the flu can make you vulnerable to secondary bacterial infections via immunosuppression.

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Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts: The Bright Future of Heart Health

Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts: The Bright Future of Heart Health

🕔17:22, 2.Oct 2010

Doctors rebuild heart vessels with tissue engineered vascular grafts (TEVG) provide novel treatment for congenital heart disorders. Dr. Christopher Breuer and Dr. Toshiharu Shinoka lead the TEVG revolution.

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Journey to the Beginning of the Universe: Hubble Telescope Reveals Most Distant Galaxies Ever Found

Journey to the Beginning of the Universe: Hubble Telescope Reveals Most Distant Galaxies Ever Found

🕔17:19, 2.Oct 2010

Dr. Pieter van Dokkum looks back into the past through the Hubble telescope. Further evidence is found supporting the current theory of galaxy formation.

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Slimy Inspiration for Effective Transportation

Slimy Inspiration for Effective Transportation

🕔17:15, 2.Oct 2010

Japanese researchers have manipulated a slime mold to model transportation netork design. Kevin Shen explores this interesting and zany idea.

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How Science Was Built: 1701-1900

How Science Was Built: 1701-1900

🕔17:13, 2.Oct 2010

Ever wondered what science at Yale would be like without Science Hill? Kevin Adkisson explores the early development of scientific buildings at Yale in this first of a three-part series.

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