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Cleaner Catalysts: Saving the world, one nanoparticle at a time

Cleaner Catalysts: Saving the world, one nanoparticle at a time

From catalytic converters found in cars to the enzymes that catalyze life processes in our bodies, catalysts and catalysis play a large role in shaping our daily lives. Though these chemicals are the reason our cars work, they can be

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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

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Four-Dimensional Sequencing

Four-Dimensional Sequencing

Researchers study organisms’ genomes using a process called ribonucleic acid sequencing (RNA-seq), which gives a holistic picture of what genes that organism’s cells are expressing.  Recently, Yale PhD candidate Jeremy Schofield and colleagues working in Associate Professor Matthew Simon’s lab

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It’s Getting Hot in Here

It’s Getting Hot in Here

Global warming takes its toll on sea turtles Sea turtles are the latest species affected by the rising temperatures characteristic of global warming. Researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) fisheries have shown that the rising ocean temperatures

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Q&A: How Cold Can Water Get?

Q&A: How Cold Can Water Get?

Way colder than you’d think! In fact, water doesn’t always freeze when the temperature reaches zero degrees Celsius, the value regularly cited as the freezing point of water. Under certain conditions, water can undergo “supercooling” and exist in a liquid

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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.

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Undergraduate Profile: Alexander Epstein (SY ’18): Peering into the mind of a future leader in science

Undergraduate Profile: Alexander Epstein (SY ’18): Peering into the mind of a future leader in science

Yale senior Alex Epstein (SY ’18) discusses how he developed his interest in biology and research, from his childhood experiences at the Museum of Natural History to his research at Yale.

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Real-Time Imaging of Dynamic Surfaces: A new microscope images surfaces 5000 times faster

Real-Time Imaging of Dynamic Surfaces: A new microscope images surfaces 5000 times faster

Researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, have constructed a new microscope that can be used to observe chemical reactions on surfaces at the molecular level, 5000 times faster than current microscopes.

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Pesticides, Honey, and Dead Bees: Global honey contamination with neonicotinoids

Pesticides, Honey, and Dead Bees: Global honey contamination with neonicotinoids

A team of researchers from University and Botanical Garden of Neuchâtel constructed a global map of honey exposure to a class of pesticides termed “neonics,” showing that 75% of all samples were contaminated with the pesticides.

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Fighting Fungi by Capturing Sugars

Fighting Fungi by Capturing Sugars

Scientists from the Yale Chemistry Department have developed a new small molecule that bolsters the body’s own immune system against fungal infections.

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