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How do Indoor Fireworks Work?

How do Indoor Fireworks Work?

Dennis Wang December 30, 2010 Comments Off

“Wow… this ain’t good,” Jack Russell commented, noting his surroundings as they became engulfed by flames. A tragedy unfolded over the next 5 minutes as the inferno ran its course, fueled by flammable polyurethane

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How does the Pierson dining roof stay up?

How does the Pierson dining roof stay up?

Andrew Fleming December 1, 2010 1

At a university known for majestic gothic architecture and soaring ceilings that give it the aura of Hogwarts, one dining hall stands out as a curious feat of architectural engineering. Pierson College’s dining hall

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Graduate Students

Graduate Students

Yuanchi Zhao December 1, 2010 Comments Off

Scientific research labs throughout Yale probe the frontiers of human knowledge. Graduate students are at the heart of this process. Every day, graduate students perform the experiments and analyses that eventually produce new discoveries.

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Science goes up Prospect Street

Science goes up Prospect Street

Kevin Adkisson December 1, 2010 Comments Off

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of a three-part series concerning the physical history of Science Hill at Yale. Look in the next issue for the conclusion! One hundred years ago, Science Hill

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Hidden Dangers Lurk on the Gridiron

Hidden Dangers Lurk on the Gridiron

Chenyu Lin December 1, 2010 Comments Off

Coming off a near-perfect 2007 season that ended tragically with an upset by the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII, New England quarterback Tom Brady was ready to reclaim the championship that had

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Golf, Scientifically

Golf, Scientifically

Usman Anwer December 1, 2010 Comments Off

Professor Robert Grober was a postdoctoral researcher at the AT&T Bell Labs when he first put a sensor on a golf club. That was sixteen years ago. Today, his electronically enabled intelligent golf club,

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Akshay Gupta SY '13

Akshay Gupta SY '13

Rohit Thummalapalli December 1, 2010 Comments Off

Take a stroll around Saybrook one day and odds are you’ll run into one of its most beloved Saybrugians: Akshay Gupta SY ’13. Although many in the class of 2013 affectionately call him by

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Avoid Boring People

Avoid Boring People

Kevin Shen December 1, 2010 Comments Off

If there is anything Nobel Laureate James D. Watson does not need to worry about, it is boring people. In his autobiography, Avoid Boring People, James D. Watson takes a stab at analyzing his

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Nucleophile

Nucleophile

Spencer Katz December 1, 2010 Comments Off

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Jerry M. Chow GRD ’10

Jerry M. Chow GRD ’10

Soonwook Hong December 1, 2010 Comments Off

Quantum computers. When you first hear the term, it sounds like something out of science fiction. But quantum computers are very real for Jerry Chow, GRD ’10—he’s spent the last five years working on

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