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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.

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Crowds: Seas of Electrons, Waves of People

Crowds: Seas of Electrons, Waves of People

What can the behavior of subatomic particles tell us about social behavior? Imagine you are at your favorite band’s concert. Searching for the best place to stand, you avoid the spaces that prevent you from getting a good view of

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Pink Noise and Climate Change

Pink Noise and Climate Change

A Historical and Statistical Study Contrary to the name, pink noise isn’t referring to the music that blares out at a P!nk concert. Unlike the more commonly known white noise, which has equal power across frequencies, pink noise comes out

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Applying Neural Networks to Cancer

Applying Neural Networks to Cancer

Computers making the diagnosis Hearing the diagnosis of cancer is terrifying, no matter what the circumstances. But this news can be more difficult to digest when the methods of making a diagnosis involve painful surgical biopsies and other invasive tests.

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ε-Iron Carbide—A New Catalyst in the Energy Game

ε-Iron Carbide—A New Catalyst in the Energy Game

As one of Earth’s most abundant natural resources, coal is one of the most used sources for our growing energy demands. As a result, it is important to limit emissions in all stages of converting coal to energy, from processing

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Mega-Useful Microcapsules

Mega-Useful Microcapsules

Exploring the potential control of drug delivery with light and magnetism Chances are, at some point in your life, you’ve taken some form of medicine in capsule form. In fact, many antibiotics are delivered via ingested capsules. In comparison to

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Are You There, Exoplanets? It’s Me, Earth

Are You There, Exoplanets? It’s Me, Earth

Space: the final frontier. Researchers at Yale work to boldly go where no researcher has gone before. With a newly designed EXtreme PREcision Spectrograph (EXPRES) that will clarify pre-existing data, Professor Debra Fischer and graduate student Lily Zhao are leading

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Extracting Metals from E-Waste

Extracting Metals from E-Waste

Every second, metals that form the components of our day-to-day electronics are thrown out. There are currently no efficient methods for recycling them, yet our need for these metals remains strong. Yale researchers have developed a solution that salvages metals

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Testing Einstein

Testing Einstein

The quest to extend physics beyond the Standard Model will take a new turn this February, as an upgraded accelerator at the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) in Japan begins its inaugural six-month data collection run. The experiment, dubbed

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The Role of Error in Quantum Computing

The Role of Error in Quantum Computing

The future of information technology may be in the qubit. The term, a combination of quantum and bit, is used to refer to an electronic circuit that functions as the basis of quantum computing. It relies on the principle of

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