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Cooperating to Understand Cooperation

Cooperating to Understand Cooperation

The question of whether humans are inherently selfish or selfless has long been a struggle to answer. Yale Ph.D. candidate Adam Bear and Professor David Rand strive to explain human behavior of cooperation and selfishness with a theoretical game theory model.

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Organic Solar Cells Reach New Heights in Efficiency

Organic Solar Cells Reach New Heights in Efficiency

The old “solar cell” revolution has come to a halt. The types of solar cells that are now widespread were commercialized more than fifty years ago. Despite scientific improvements and increased attention to solar energy, the cost of conventional solar

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Expanding the Quantum Computing Toolbox

Expanding the Quantum Computing Toolbox

Have you ever wondered about the possibilities of uniting quantum mechanics and computer science? Yale researchers have made important progress towards the construction of more powerful quantum computers.

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Sticking It to Cancer: Fighting Tumors with Nanoparticles

Sticking It to Cancer: Fighting Tumors with Nanoparticles

Nanoparticles offer an alternative treatment for administering drugs to cancer patients with ovarian and uterine carcinomas. Yale researchers have demonstrated the efficacy of drug delivery via a bioadhesive class of these nanoparticles.

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Scaling Quantum Computers to New Heights: Computer Science Leaps Ahead with Quantum Chips

Scaling Quantum Computers to New Heights: Computer Science Leaps Ahead with Quantum Chips

Quantum technologies could unlock entirely new ways to view the world — but only if scientists can create stable methods of manipulating qubits. Researchers from the Yale Quantum Institute have integrated classical and quantum technologies to create scalable quantum information chips, heralding a paradigm shift for the field.

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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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Star Wars: The return of improbable science

Star Wars: The return of improbable science

Star Wars: The Force Awakens captured the hearts of many; however, not all of its science-based action is plausible. Much of it would end in certain disaster, no matter what galaxy one calls home.

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In Pursuit of Bug-Free Code: How certified software can eliminate bugs from the start

In Pursuit of Bug-Free Code: How certified software can eliminate bugs from the start

A team of researchers is working to develop bug-free operating systems and software from the hardware up using verified code systems.

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Beautiful, Simple, Exact, Crazy: New textbook explores diverse, real world applications of math

Beautiful, Simple, Exact, Crazy: New textbook explores diverse, real world applications of math

Mathematics lies behind the circuitry of every computer, the operation of every business, and even the composition of every hit song. But millions of students struggle with math every day, and many will never grasp the intricacies of algebra and

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Science or Science Fiction? Making Virtual Reality a Reality

Science or Science Fiction? Making Virtual Reality a Reality

How do you define reality? For Neo in The Matrix, this is a hard question. Born into a virtual reality system so realistic that robots use it to ensnare human society, Neo struggles to come to terms that his world

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