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A New Way to Play: The Yale play2PREVENT Lab

A New Way to Play: The Yale play2PREVENT Lab

🕔15:17, 17.Jul 2016

Yale professor of medicine Lynn Fiellin works through the Yale play2PREVENT Lab to develop video games for children and teens that aim to prevent health issues such as HIV, smoking, and drug abuse.

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Portobello Power: Mushrooms make for environmentally friendly batteries

Portobello Power: Mushrooms make for environmentally friendly batteries

🕔13:29, 3.Feb 2016

A new type of battery is inexpensive and environmentally friendly, with improved lifetime and performance. The secret to these advantages lies in its anode derived from the skin of a portobello mushroom.

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Nature’s Blueprint: Solar cells inspired by plant cells

Nature’s Blueprint: Solar cells inspired by plant cells

🕔21:05, 4.Nov 2015

Scientists learn lessons from nature’s greenery, modeling the next generation of solar technology on plant cells.

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A Decade of Weekend Science: The 10th anniversary of Science on Saturdays

A Decade of Weekend Science: The 10th anniversary of Science on Saturdays

🕔14:02, 9.May 2015

March marked the 10th anniversary of a Yale program that exposes young students to science. For the past decade, Science on Saturdays has featured exciting demos and renowned science experts as guest speakers.

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Unraveling the Mysteries of Genetic Evolution: How promoter mutations may factor in

Unraveling the Mysteries of Genetic Evolution: How promoter mutations may factor in

🕔13:19, 9.May 2015

Evolution as we know it is driven by mutations in genes. But researchers at Yale were curious about what surrounds a gene. That is, how does a whole gene network evolve?

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Shining Light on the Mystery of Death Valley’s Sailing Stones

Shining Light on the Mystery of Death Valley’s Sailing Stones

🕔20:58, 18.Jan 2015

The stones scattered throughout a dry, flat lakebed in Death Valley move parallel to each other by a force that has remained a mystery for decades. Researchers from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography have debunked previous theories by seeing first-hand that slow-flowing thin sheets of ice are responsible for the phenomenon.

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Mind-Controlled Prosthetics

Mind-Controlled Prosthetics

🕔13:16, 18.Jan 2015

Amputees have reported that mind-controlled prosthetics allow them to “feel” their hands for the first time since their amputation. These prosthetics use sophisticated algorithms to relay sensory information to the brain, as well as implanted electrodes in the arm to provide refined, natural movement actuated by the mind of the wearer.

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