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Brain on a Chip

Brain on a Chip

How can you build a better chip? One place to start is the human brain; with its trillions of synaptic connections, the brain is a perfect model for a complicated circuit. A Yale researcher has designed a chip called TrueNorth that takes inspiration from the human brain.

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Cooperating to Understand Cooperation

Cooperating to Understand Cooperation

The question of whether humans are inherently selfish or selfless has long been a struggle to answer. Yale Ph.D. candidate Adam Bear and Professor David Rand strive to explain human behavior of cooperation and selfishness with a theoretical game theory model.

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Deco Gecko: A Clean Touch to Art

Deco Gecko: A Clean Touch to Art

Materials inspired by gecko feet gather dust as Yale scientists and conservators team up to preserve fine art.

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In Pursuit of Bug-Free Code: How certified software can eliminate bugs from the start

In Pursuit of Bug-Free Code: How certified software can eliminate bugs from the start

A team of researchers is working to develop bug-free operating systems and software from the hardware up using verified code systems.

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See-through Batteries: A Last Hurdle for Invisible Electronics

See-through Batteries: A Last Hurdle for Invisible Electronics

A study led by André Taylor, associate professor of chemical and environmental engineering at Yale, presents a new method of creating transparent lithium-ion batteries. The development brings science closer than ever before to the realization of invisible electronics.

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Alumni Profile: Richard Lethin YC ‘85

Alumni Profile: Richard Lethin YC ‘85

Richard Lethin YC ‘85 fell in love with science at a young age as he watched his father work to design radar. He has carried this enthusiasm with him throughout his life, from his time at Yale to his work as an engineer, and now to his role as president of Reservoir Labs.

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New Software Brings Sketches to Life

New Software Brings Sketches to Life

A new software program from Yale computer science professor Julie Dorsey and her company, Mental Canvas, blends together art and science, allowing people to sketch in 3D.

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New Course: CS50 Comes to Yale

New Course: CS50 Comes to Yale

In Fall 2015, professor Brian Scassellati will be leading CS50 at Yale, a new computer science course. The introductory level course aims to make computer science more accessible to Yalies across all disciplines.

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Cepheus Takes on Texas Hold’em: Computer program teaches itself to compute winning moves

Cepheus Takes on Texas Hold’em: Computer program teaches itself to compute winning moves

Recently, researchers at the University of Alberta, Canada developed a program called Cepheus to defeat humans at Texas hold’em. Do you think you can out-bluff this virtual poker master?

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Smartphones: Hacking Weapons of the Future

Smartphones: Hacking Weapons of the Future

Researchers in electrical engineering and computer science have found that the familiar and unassuming smartphone is a potent weapon for hacking computer hard drives and servers.

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