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Walking on (Cornstarch and) Water

Walking on (Cornstarch and) Water

The unusual fluid and solid-like properties of cornstarch and water Cornstarch is a common household item that can be used for a variety of purposes, from thickening a culinary creation to removing the stain from your favorite shirt, but high-impact

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Nighttime Lights, Data, Action

Nighttime Lights, Data, Action

Illuminating a Sustainable Future Through Light Data Close your eyes and imagine yourself on the moon. It is night, and before you, the glow of cities, sprawl, and human activity illuminate Earth. Yale Professor of Geography and Urbanization Karen Seto

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Tracking Transition: From dinosaurs to birds, brain-skull evolution

Tracking Transition: From dinosaurs to birds, brain-skull evolution

New discovery in skull and brain development has implications for greater understanding of evolution of reptiles and birds.

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Guide to the Galaxy: A SAGA: Neighboring galaxies provide clues to the nature of the universe

Guide to the Galaxy: A SAGA: Neighboring galaxies provide clues to the nature of the universe

The Milky Way Galaxy has long been studied as a model for other galaxies in the universe. However, Yale professor Marla Geha is part of a collaboration exploring just how different the Milky Way might actually be.

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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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The Sound of Qubits: How Acoustics and Qubits Will Contribute to the Next Computing Revolution

The Sound of Qubits: How Acoustics and Qubits Will Contribute to the Next Computing Revolution

Quantum computing is harnessing the power of quantum mechanics to achieve computational feats once thought impossible. In the Schoelkopf Lab at the Yale Quantum Institute, the effort to experimentally design a quantum computer is moving quickly, and a recent finding shows promise in coupling qubits to sound waves.

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What’s Hot, Dense, and Spins Like Crazy?

What’s Hot, Dense, and Spins Like Crazy?

Just moments after the big bang, all matter existed in a state called the quark-gluon plasma. Yale professor Helen Caines and her group work with the STAR collaboration, together aiming to discover the properties of our universe this early in its history.

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Starry Fuel Tanks: What fuels the starburst phases of galaxies?

Starry Fuel Tanks: What fuels the starburst phases of galaxies?

A long time ago, in galaxies far, far away, stars were churned out at unprecedented rates: over 100 solar masses were produced annually. These luminous, dusty starburst galaxies were 1000 times more common in the very early universe than they

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Good PROSPECTs for Neutrino Physics: Yale Leads New Experiment For Weird Neutrino Behavior

Good PROSPECTs for Neutrino Physics: Yale Leads New Experiment For Weird Neutrino Behavior

In the time it takes you to read this sentence, more than 100 billion neutrinos from the sun will pass through your fingertip. You’re not likely to notice—the neutrino is a tiny, subatomic particle with virtually no mass. It interacts

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Hubble’s Successor: Continuing the Exploration of the Cosmos

Hubble’s Successor: Continuing the Exploration of the Cosmos

Since the dawn of humankind, our sights have always been drawn towards the stars, and as technological innovation continues to bolster our curiosity, our knowledge of the cosmos reaches new heights. NASA is looking to supply a new toolset for

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