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Piecing Together the Protein Repacking Puzzle

Piecing Together the Protein Repacking Puzzle

🕔23:39, 17.Jan 2017

Proteins play an important role in all life processes. From catalyzing reactions to protecting our body to supporting cell structure, proteins have a wide variety of functions based on each specific protein’s structure. Naturally-occurring proteins are perfectly evolved for their

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Shrinking Enzymes

Shrinking Enzymes

🕔23:36, 17.Jan 2017

The Miller laboratory of Yale’s Department of Chemistry recently made a discovery in peptide catalysis that could change how we think about enzymes. This discovery capitalized on the laboratory’s previous discovery of two peptide catalysts. Enzymes, or protein catalysts, are

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The Gruber Cosmology Conference at Yale

The Gruber Cosmology Conference at Yale

🕔23:21, 17.Jan 2017

The third annual Gruber Cosmology Conference took place at Yale on October 7th, honoring discoveries advancing our understanding of the universe. This year’s Gruber Prize recipients were Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Ronald Drever, the leading scientists on the LIGO

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Expanding the Quantum Computing Toolbox

Expanding the Quantum Computing Toolbox

🕔21:39, 17.Jan 2017

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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Deco Gecko: A Clean Touch to Art

Deco Gecko: A Clean Touch to Art

🕔23:06, 16.Jan 2017

Materials inspired by gecko feet gather dust as Yale scientists and conservators team up to preserve fine art.

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Transferring New Energy to an Old Rule: Pushing the Boundaries of Classical Physics

Transferring New Energy to an Old Rule: Pushing the Boundaries of Classical Physics

🕔23:06, 16.Jan 2017

Can vibrating membranes reveal fundamental truths? An extension of the adiabatic theorem may lead to improved control of systems.

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Sugar Snares with Calories Instead of Sweetness

Sugar Snares with Calories Instead of Sweetness

🕔14:26, 17.Jul 2016

Despite what many researchers have thought, we are attracted to sugar more because of its caloric content than its sweetness, a new Yale study proposes. The study may provide new strategies to avoid excess sugar consumption as well as insight into balancing nutrition and taste in food products.

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Yalies Join NASA’s Flagship Astrophysics Mission, WFIRST

Yalies Join NASA’s Flagship Astrophysics Mission, WFIRST

🕔01:25, 29.May 2016

Eight years after its inception, Yale professor of physics Charles Baltay and undergraduates Eleanor Woodward ’17, Nathaniel Barbour ’17 and Kristo Ment ’17 will play important roles in the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope NASA mission.

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The Science of Art: How scientists unmask fakes and forgeries

The Science of Art: How scientists unmask fakes and forgeries

🕔01:22, 21.May 2016

Because forgery is an art in and of itself, experts may not be able to conclusively prove that a piece is a fake based only on visual examination. Enter the scientist. Using modern-day techniques, including instrumental analysis and imaging, scientists and conservators can do their own detective work in the art world.

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Sunscreen That Blocks More Than Sun: How a Small-But-Mighty Nanoparticle is Revolutionizing Sun Protection

Sunscreen That Blocks More Than Sun: How a Small-But-Mighty Nanoparticle is Revolutionizing Sun Protection

🕔19:05, 5.Apr 2016

Think you’re beach ready? Read this first! Yale researchers have developed a new sunblock formula which, unlike typical sunblock, does not sink into the skin and alter DNA.

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