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Explaining Extinction: What Happened 66 Million Years Ago

Explaining Extinction: What Happened 66 Million Years Ago

Image courtesy of Peter Arnold, Inc., National Geographic. Geologists have long debated the primary driver of the mass extinction which occurred more than sixty-six million years ago. Until recently, the discussion had consistently bounced between two dominant hypotheses: extraterrestrial impacts

Can Flags Make Energy?

Can Flags Make Energy?

Jorge Silva Leon and a team of researchers at the University of Manchester recently published a paper in Applied Energy on a technology that generates energy on a much smaller scale than ususal—the microgrid. Powering the ever-expanding microgrid of mobile

Film Review: The Most Unknown

Film Review: The Most Unknown

Cheney’s revolutionary science documentary Ian Cheney’s (YC ’02) 2018 film The Most Unknown takes a different approach than most science documentaries. Although his film explores how people study organisms, space, quantum physics, geobiology, and the human mind, Cheney, a graduate

Remediation’s Acceleration: A Nano-Sized Game Changer to Remediating BPA-Tainted Water

Remediation’s Acceleration: A Nano-Sized Game Changer to Remediating BPA-Tainted Water

In an increasingly health-conscious society, many consumers demand their food be transparent, from its ingredients to its production, through regulations, labels, and bans. Labels, however, may in fact be part of the problem itself. A recently published scientific investigation from

Repurposed: Rags to Riches

Repurposed: Rags to Riches

Excavating a 21st-Century Waste Management Solution Similar to the ghost-like greenhouse gases that bloom from car exhausts, factories, and power plants and then float into the atmosphere, the manufacturing of a cell phone also employs the concept of invisible waste.

Reimagining The Impacts Of Hydraulic Fracturing:

Reimagining The Impacts Of Hydraulic Fracturing:

How a high-throughput reactor can prevent environmental damage rather than merely assess it It has become commonplace to clean up man-made environmental messes, but a recent publication from the Plata lab in Yale’s Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department focused on