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Matter and Energy

To Mourn a Star: A hot and fast ultra-stripped supernova that likely formed a compact neutron star binary

To Mourn a Star: A hot and fast ultra-stripped supernova that likely formed a compact neutron star binary

Imagine a material so dense that a teaspoon of it weighs as much as 900 Pyramids of Giza. Some objects in the universe really are this dense: neutron stars. Despite their confusing name, they are not stars; instead, they are

Lumens and Hertz: An Electric Union of Light and Sound

Lumens and Hertz: An Electric Union of Light and Sound

On June 10, 2000, hundreds of thousands of eager pedestrians traversed the newly opened London Millennium Footbridge. However, as more and more pedestrians filtered across, the bridge started to sway. Panicked, they shifted their weight in the opposite direction to

A Breath of Fresh Air on the Design of Lithium-Air Batteries

A Breath of Fresh Air on the Design of Lithium-Air Batteries

We’ve all been there before: waking up at the crack of dawn, taking a sip of coffee, and trudging all the way to class or work only to realize that our cell phone never got charged last night. Blame it

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.