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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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Printing Out The Mind

Printing Out The Mind

Bioprinting 3-D organs with soft, tissue-like materials Cars, toys, knick-knacks and prototypes—the array of objects that can be brought to life with a 3D printer is vast and growing. 3D printers are getting more impressive, capable of making anything from

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Life 3.0 Review: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Life 3.0 Review: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

A review of Max Tegmark’s new book on maintaining our humanity and planning for a future with artificial intelligence/advanced machine learning.

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Making the most of twists and turns: Harvesting mechanical energy with carbon nanotube yarns

Making the most of twists and turns: Harvesting mechanical energy with carbon nanotube yarns

American and South Korean scientists have developed carbon nanotube yarns that convert twisting and stretching motions into electrical signals. The applications range from wearable sensors to harnessing the energy of ocean waves.

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Undergraduate Profile: Alexander Epstein (SY ’18): Peering into the mind of a future leader in science

Undergraduate Profile: Alexander Epstein (SY ’18): Peering into the mind of a future leader in science

Yale senior Alex Epstein (SY ’18) discusses how he developed his interest in biology and research, from his childhood experiences at the Museum of Natural History to his research at Yale.

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Brilliant Bacteria: Programming Bacteria to Make Materials

Brilliant Bacteria: Programming Bacteria to Make Materials

Researchers at Duke have used synthetic biology techniques to engineer bacteria to produce a protein capable of constructing an electronic pressure sensor when supplemented with gold nanoparticles. With a variety of future applications, this technology will diversify how we use microorganisms in biophysical systems.

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