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Overcoming Friction with Nanoparticles

Overcoming Friction with Nanoparticles

Audrey Luo April 25, 2014 1

Imagine a miniature drone that fits on your fingertip, complete with a built-in camera and microphone. The possibilities are endless: it could serve the military for espionage or help Yalies scope out potential screw

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Death by Lightning: To Some Countries, More Than Just a Shock

Death by Lightning: To Some Countries, More Than Just a Shock

Rain Tsong April 25, 2014 0

Johannesburg, South Africa: lightning strikes a 9-year-old brother and his sister who had gone out to play. The boy dies in transit to the hospital; the toddler girl is blinded. The same storm destroyed

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Jack Frost’s Invisible Hand: The Surprising Effects of Cold on the Human Body

Jack Frost’s Invisible Hand: The Surprising Effects of Cold on the Human Body

Tessa Adler April 25, 2014 0

This year, the cold has been much more than a mere nuisance, given the early-January polar vortex that affected many Americans.  When temperatures drop, the shivers, the goosebumps, and the numb fingers are all

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Q&A: What causes differences between identical twins?

Q&A: What causes differences between identical twins?

Caroline Ayinon April 25, 2014 0

Identical twins share exactly the same genome, and are usually raised under the same conditions during the early parts of their lives. Thus, it is not surprising that identical twins share strikingly similar physical

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From the Editor: Science and the Individual

From the Editor: Science and the Individual

Rebecca Su April 14, 2014 0

Every now and then, we come across scientific discoveries that earn a collective double-take from humanity. The first man on the moon; the discovery of the Higgs Boson; the earliest, shadowy X-ray images of

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Overcoming Friction with Nanoparticles

Overcoming Friction with Nanoparticles

Audrey Luo April 14, 2014 0

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Udo Schwarz collaborated with two German universities on a discovery that friction has different properties at an atomic level. His work opens gateways to engineering super low-friction

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Form, Function, and Temperature: Advances in Computer-Aided Enzyme Design

Form, Function, and Temperature: Advances in Computer-Aided Enzyme Design

Zachary Miller April 13, 2014 0

Enzymes are indispensible for life, and, increasingly, for medicine and industry. Now, researchers have succeeded in designing enzymes tailored to work at specific temperatures.

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Light and Truth: Photon Control for Quantum Computing

Light and Truth: Photon Control for Quantum Computing

Grace Pan April 13, 2014 0

Yale physicists have harvested and controlled light photons to serve as storage bits for quantum information.

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A Personalized Treatment for Cancer: Unlocking the Potential for a Cure

A Personalized Treatment for Cancer: Unlocking the Potential for a Cure

Mariana Do Carmo April 13, 2014 0

Dr. Murat Gunel and colleagues at the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital used advanced genetic technology to map out an 18-month-old girl’s genetic sequence, diagnose her with a rare liver cancer, and provide a

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Sustainability in Flight: Volunteer Citizen Scientists Spread Their Wings to Observe the Biodiversity on Yale’s Campus

Sustainability in Flight: Volunteer Citizen Scientists Spread Their Wings to Observe the Biodiversity on Yale’s Campus

Theresa Steinmeyer April 13, 2014 0

Even without scientific expertise, Yale students, staff, and members of the New Haven community contribute to sustainability research. As part of the Citizen Science program, these volunteers document the biodiversity on Yale’s campus

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