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Masters of Light: The Science Behind Nature’s Brightest Colors

Masters of Light: The Science Behind Nature’s Brightest Colors

Julia Rothchild December 30, 2014 1

Many of nature’s most brilliant colors arise not from pigments, but from curious tricks of light. From the brilliant blue of a morpho butterfly to a beetle’s iridescent emerald, structural colors continue to mystify

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Decoding the Chemical Brain: The Newhouse lab’s unique approach to neuroscience

Decoding the Chemical Brain: The Newhouse lab’s unique approach to neuroscience

Jacob Allen July 1, 2014 0

Tim Newhouse, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, plans to uses neuroactive molecules from natural products to probe the mysterious mechanisms of memory and cognition in the brain

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Form, Function, and Temperature: Advances in Computer-Aided Enzyme Design

Form, Function, and Temperature: Advances in Computer-Aided Enzyme Design

Zachary Miller April 13, 2014 0

Enzymes are indispensible for life, and, increasingly, for medicine and industry. Now, researchers have succeeded in designing enzymes tailored to work at specific temperatures.

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New Element Confirmed

New Element Confirmed

George Saussy December 20, 2013 Comments Off

A new element may be added to the official periodic table very soon. A team from Sweden’s Lund University has performed an experiment to confirm the existence of element

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The Chemistry Behind Breaking Bad

The Chemistry Behind Breaking Bad

Blake Smith December 20, 2013 Comments Off

High school chemistry teacher Walter White uses his scientific know-how to cook crystal meth, defeat his enemies with phosphine gas, blow up buildings using fulminated mercury, and dispose of human bodies in hydrofluoric acid.

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The Future of Drug Design

The Future of Drug Design

Jacob Allen April 5, 2013 Comments Off

Yale Chemistry Professor Jonathan Ellman has developed a method for precisely controlling the three-dimensional structure of compounds during synthesis, opening the door to hundreds of new drug candidates.

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Boundless Potential: Artificial Photosynthesis

Boundless Potential: Artificial Photosynthesis

Jonathan Hwang April 1, 2013 1

Professor Gary Brudvig and his collaborators in the Yale Solar Group are making significant progress researching the conversion of light energy into chemical energy. By applying insights from natural photosynthesis to artificial processes, they

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Micro Fuel Cells: A Novel Breakthrough in Portable Power

Micro Fuel Cells: A Novel Breakthrough in Portable Power

Smita Shukla March 31, 2013 Comments Off

Yale researchers have developed a new micro fuel cell technology that may be a viable replacement for conventional lithium ion battery power supplies. The micro-fabricated device developed by the Taylor Laboratory exploits bulk metallic

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The End of an Era: Professor Michael McBride Retires

The End of an Era: Professor Michael McBride Retires

Ellen Bengtson February 14, 2013 Comments Off

After 46 years on the faculty of Yale University, Dr. J. Michael McBride retired this year from his position as the Richard M. Colgate Professor of Chemistry

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The Elixir of Life: Generating Electricity from Water

The Elixir of Life: Generating Electricity from Water

Rebecca Su February 4, 2013 1

Renewable and emission-free, water provides an appealing alternative to fossil fuels

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