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A Decade of Weekend Science: The 10th anniversary of Science on Saturdays

A Decade of Weekend Science: The 10th anniversary of Science on Saturdays

🕔14:02, 9.May 2015

March marked the 10th anniversary of a Yale program that exposes young students to science. For the past decade, Science on Saturdays has featured exciting demos and renowned science experts as guest speakers.

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Unraveling the Mysteries of Genetic Evolution: How promoter mutations may factor in

Unraveling the Mysteries of Genetic Evolution: How promoter mutations may factor in

🕔13:19, 9.May 2015

Evolution as we know it is driven by mutations in genes. But researchers at Yale were curious about what surrounds a gene. That is, how does a whole gene network evolve?

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Controlling Electron Orbitals: A modern day philosopher’s stone

Controlling Electron Orbitals: A modern day philosopher’s stone

🕔20:15, 29.Mar 2015

A team of Yale researchers has recently demonstrated that a new technique allows for the manipulation of electron orbitals, and consequently paves the way for the fine-tuning of atomic properties.

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Rewriting Life: How Changing the Genetic Code Changes Everything Else

Rewriting Life: How Changing the Genetic Code Changes Everything Else

🕔20:11, 29.Mar 2015

A simple code dictates how DNA is translated into proteins in all living things. Scientists have long thought of these translations as universal, but lately, a few exceptions have come to light. Now, researchers at Yale are probing how and why the genetic code might change.

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A Better Battery

A Better Battery

🕔19:45, 29.Mar 2015

A team led by Yale postdoctoral student Dr. Won-Hee Ryu has engineered an ingenious catalytic membrane design that increases cyclability for lithium-air batteries.

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Documentary Review: The Fantastical World of Hormones

Documentary Review: The Fantastical World of Hormones

🕔19:28, 29.Mar 2015

Hormones — powerful yet puzzling signaling molecules — are as historical as they are chemical. In a thought-provoking documentary by BBC, renowned endocrinologist John Wass traces the 300-year history behind hormones.

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Jamming Out with Dr. Corey O’Hern

Jamming Out with Dr. Corey O’Hern

🕔22:35, 5.Mar 2015

Dr. Corey O’Hern, an expert in the field of jamming, has recently received funding from the National Science Foundation to host a symposium on jamming in Madrid this summer.

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Improving Solar Cell Efficiency with Carbon Nanotubes

Improving Solar Cell Efficiency with Carbon Nanotubes

🕔22:14, 5.Mar 2015

A team of Yale scientists has developed a new method to improve the efficiency of carbon nanotube-based solar cells. The technique, which is highly efficient at removing oxygen and residual molecules of the nanotubes’ surfaces, could lead to major advances in solar power and electronics.

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Science on Saturdays: Art, Forensics, and Exploration

Science on Saturdays: Art, Forensics, and Exploration

🕔17:31, 5.Mar 2015

A look at the past and future of Science on Saturdays, one of Yale Scientific Magazine’s most popular outreach events.

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A Smarter Way to Track Nutrition

A Smarter Way to Track Nutrition

🕔14:03, 18.Jan 2015

Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have recently discovered a way to find out in only one minute if you’ve been eating your fruits and vegetables. You might want to think again before sugarcoating your diet to your doctor next time.

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