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Making New Lungs: An important development in tissue-engineering brings hope for better treatment of respiratory and vascular diseases

Making New Lungs: An important development in tissue-engineering brings hope for better treatment of respiratory and vascular diseases

Lungs are one of the most important organs in our bodies, responsible for an essential daily function–breathing. Those with lung disease or damage are often left in a precarious state. Many with severe lung disease rely on respirators or transplants,

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Rocket Propellant as a Water Purifier: How A new innovation can mean a cleaner future

Rocket Propellant as a Water Purifier: How A new innovation can mean a cleaner future

A team of Yale researchers has recently developed a more efficient process of catalyzing hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), a compound used in medicine, chemical synthesis, and yes, rocket fuel. The team of researchers are using H2O2 as a safer water purification

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Will it stick? Biodegradable nanoparticles developed by Yale scientists to revolutionize sunscreen

Will it stick? Biodegradable nanoparticles developed by Yale scientists to revolutionize sunscreen

Have you ever forgotten to apply sunscreen at the beach? The sting of red skin after a day in the sun is a not so subtle reminder of the damages of UV radiation. Traditional sunscreens may seem like the answer;

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Sensational Prosthesis: prosthetic hand with nearly human capabilities

Sensational Prosthesis: prosthetic hand with nearly human capabilities

Prostheses are artificial devices that are designed to replace missing limbs or parts of limbs and restore some of their capabilities. However, more than 30 percent of prostheses are abandoned by users because they fail to provide sensory feedback to

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Can Flags Make Energy?

Can Flags Make Energy?

Jorge Silva Leon and a team of researchers at the University of Manchester recently published a paper in Applied Energy on a technology that generates energy on a much smaller scale than ususal—the microgrid. Powering the ever-expanding microgrid of mobile

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The Future of Fusion Energy

The Future of Fusion Energy

The Future of Fusion Energy by Jason Parisi (YC ’16), a PhD student at Oxford, and Justin Ball, a researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, attempts to shift the culture of popular science surrounding fusion energy. For decades,

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Jaime Teevan (TD ’98): Technology with people in mind

Jaime Teevan (TD ’98): Technology with people in mind

As an undergraduate computer science major at Yale, Jaime Teevan (YC ’99) sold her senior thesis to the company she had interned at the summer before. Since then, she has continued studying how computers can help people manage information and

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Eyes on the Road: Designing sensors for self-driving cars that see through rain, sleet, and snow

Eyes on the Road: Designing sensors for self-driving cars that see through rain, sleet, and snow

The future of the automobile industry depends on the in­novations of imaging sensors used in autonomous vehicles. Soon, more cars on the road will be self-driven with greater ac­curacy and spatial awareness than ever before. One challenge of autonomous cars

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Accelerating MRI: A novel sampling method to shorten MRI scan time

Accelerating MRI: A novel sampling method to shorten MRI scan time

Imagine yourself mowing a lawn. If it was a leisurely Sunday morning, you might go back and forth in neat rows to ensure that every blade of grass was evenly cut. But what if you were in a rush? You

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Harvesting a Wide Range of Light: Computational chemistry & organic synthesis create a new light-absorbing molecule

Harvesting a Wide Range of Light: Computational chemistry & organic synthesis create a new light-absorbing molecule

Nothing is perfect, but often, nature comes pretty close. Photosynthesis, the process that converts light into electrochemical energy, is something researchers want to emulate. It happens to be the single biochemical process that sustains life on Earth, not least because

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