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Flying High: How Do Airplanes Stay in the Air?

Flying High: How Do Airplanes Stay in the Air?

Liz Asai October 3, 2010 0

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,

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Are artificial sweeteners dangerous?

Are artificial sweeteners dangerous?

Victor Zhao October 3, 2010 0

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

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Imagination in Science

Imagination in Science

Melissa Stone October 2, 2010 1

“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

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Paul Anastas: A Power Player in the Global Chemical Industry

Paul Anastas: A Power Player in the Global Chemical Industry

Linda Wang October 2, 2010 0

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

Sherwin Yu October 2, 2010 0

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

Jenny Mei October 2, 2010 0

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

Sudhakar Nuti October 2, 2010 1

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

Shirlee Wohl October 2, 2010 0

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

Kevin Shen October 2, 2010 0

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

Kevin Adkisson October 2, 2010 0

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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