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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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The Immune System and its Frontier Defense Against Herpes

The Immune System and its Frontier Defense Against Herpes

🕔14:01, 18.Jan 2015

Herpes Simple Virus Type II is capable of eluding vaccines that utilize the body’s adaptive immune response. Yale Professor of Immunobiology Akiko Iwasaki and her research group have discovered a network of immune cells that provides sustained protection at the site of infection, suggesting a more effective approach to vaccine development.

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Unsolved Mysteries: The Enigmatic Mechanism of Age-old Antibiotics

Unsolved Mysteries: The Enigmatic Mechanism of Age-old Antibiotics

🕔13:39, 18.Jan 2015

Recent studies in the field of microbiology have overturned prior beliefs on the mechanism of action of antibiotics. These findings hold promise for the future development of antibiotic drugs for combatting the rise in superbugs worldwide. But first, the mystery surrounding antibiotics must be solved.

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