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The Flow of Flavor: How Exhaling While Eating Affects Smell and Taste

The Flow of Flavor: How Exhaling While Eating Affects Smell and Taste

🕔19:13, 5.Apr 2016

While eating and drinking, we can only taste and smell our food when we exhale. A collaboration between Yale School of Medicine’s Shepherd Laboratory, the Mechanical Engineering faculty, and the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design reveals the physiological phenomenon behind this.

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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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Tearing Down a Bacterial Blockade

Tearing Down a Bacterial Blockade

🕔13:51, 31.Mar 2016

Researchers at Yale use organic chemistry techniques to answer critical biological questions, such as how drug-resistant bacteria evade the immune system.

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Will Cars Run on Hydrogen? Bulk metallic glasses make electrocatalysts cheaper and more efficient

Will Cars Run on Hydrogen? Bulk metallic glasses make electrocatalysts cheaper and more efficient

🕔22:50, 3.Mar 2016

Yale Professor Andre Taylor’s research into molding and modifying bulk metallic glass nanostructures has succeeded in creating cheaper and more effective electrocatalytic surfaces, with potential applications in fuel cells and other energy technologies.

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Lighting the Way: Lasers turn their beams on the art world

Lighting the Way: Lasers turn their beams on the art world

🕔22:49, 3.Mar 2016

Focusing a laser beam on priceless pieces of art doesn’t initially sound like the best idea, but its surprising application for cleaning could ensure the preservation of masterpieces for generations to come.

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Airborne Diesel: Companies use ambient carbon dioxide to manufacture fuel

Airborne Diesel: Companies use ambient carbon dioxide to manufacture fuel

🕔20:19, 3.Oct 2015

Could the air around us soon power our planes, trains, and automobiles? Several companies are now manufacturing diesel fuel from ambient carbon dioxide, and may soon be able to do so on a commercial scale.

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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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