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Nature’s GPS:  It’s Not As Batty As You Think!

Nature’s GPS: It’s Not As Batty As You Think!

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science used an Epyptian-fruit-bat model to study the brain’s representation of navigation from Point A to Point B. Their work on how the bat brain handles goal-focused navigation could affect how we will one day treat Alzheimer’s.

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Alumni Profile: TP Ma, PhD ’74 — Saving satellites, one semiconductor at a time

Alumni Profile: TP Ma, PhD ’74 — Saving satellites, one semiconductor at a time

Tso-Ping Ma, who earned his Master’s and Ph.D. from Yale University, has made his mark on the world. His work to develop radiation-resistant electronics kept the US safe during the Cold War. Today, he is inspiring the next generation of engineers to answer tomorrow’s most pressing questions.

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Robot: Friend or Foe? The Answer Lies in Our Hands

Robot: Friend or Foe? The Answer Lies in Our Hands

We enjoy seeing robots in many places, from film to the classroom, but you likely would rather not see a robot at your place of employment, working in your stead. With rising concern that robots may come to replace human workers, it is time to address this problem from all angles.

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Sunscreen That Blocks More Than Sun: How a Small-But-Mighty Nanoparticle is Revolutionizing Sun Protection

Sunscreen That Blocks More Than Sun: How a Small-But-Mighty Nanoparticle is Revolutionizing Sun Protection

Think you’re beach ready? Read this first! Yale researchers have developed a new sunblock formula which, unlike typical sunblock, does not sink into the skin and alter DNA.

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Alumni Profile: Richard Lethin YC ‘85

Alumni Profile: Richard Lethin YC ‘85

Richard Lethin YC ‘85 fell in love with science at a young age as he watched his father work to design radar. He has carried this enthusiasm with him throughout his life, from his time at Yale to his work as an engineer, and now to his role as president of Reservoir Labs.

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Computer Analyses Predict Onset of Psychosis

Computer Analyses Predict Onset of Psychosis

Many view mathematics and language as two distinct areas of study. But what if math could shed light on the significance of the speech patterns of someone at risk for developing psychosis? A recent computer algorithm developed by Guillermo Cecchi of IBM and Cheryl Corcoran and Gillinder Bedi of Columbia University demonstrates that mathematical speech analysis can lead to some fascinating findings.

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