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Undergraduate Profile: Genevieve Fowler ’16

Undergraduate Profile: Genevieve Fowler ’16

🕔19:58, 29.Mar 2015

Throughout her time at Yale, mechanical engineering major Genevieve Fowler ’16 has not only made her technological impact on the engineering world, but has exemplified the spirit of enthusiasm and creativity that is needed to be a successful STEM student.

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Birds and Better Drones

Birds and Better Drones

🕔19:49, 29.Mar 2015

Stanford scientists have invented a new device to measure the lift created by flying birds. This new machine provides the most accurate measures yet of aerodynamic forces, and has exciting implications on the development of small drones.

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Smartphones: Hacking Weapons of the Future

Smartphones: Hacking Weapons of the Future

🕔19:16, 29.Mar 2015

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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How to Save a Rocket: SpaceX’s plan for rocket recovery hits a few bumps

How to Save a Rocket: SpaceX’s plan for rocket recovery hits a few bumps

🕔22:36, 5.Mar 2015

Rocket recovery could confer tremendous benefits on the cost and feasibility of space travel. SpaceX, a company with a goal of making private space travel a possibility, has been experimenting with technology for reusable booster rockets.

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Jamming Out with Dr. Corey O’Hern

Jamming Out with Dr. Corey O’Hern

🕔22:35, 5.Mar 2015

Dr. Corey O’Hern, an expert in the field of jamming, has recently received funding from the National Science Foundation to host a symposium on jamming in Madrid this summer.

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Improving Solar Cell Efficiency with Carbon Nanotubes

Improving Solar Cell Efficiency with Carbon Nanotubes

🕔22:14, 5.Mar 2015

A team of Yale scientists has developed a new method to improve the efficiency of carbon nanotube-based solar cells. The technique, which is highly efficient at removing oxygen and residual molecules of the nanotubes’ surfaces, could lead to major advances in solar power and electronics.

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Studying Swarms: How Physicists, Engineers, and Computer Scientists are Learning from Midges

Studying Swarms: How Physicists, Engineers, and Computer Scientists are Learning from Midges

🕔14:23, 18.Jan 2015

A Yale professor is one of a growing number of scientists studying the science of swarms. These researchers hope that by understanding how animals swarm, they can inform such far flung disciplines as robotics, computer design, and physics.

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Tackling Transplant Transportation

Tackling Transplant Transportation

🕔13:43, 18.Jan 2015

From ideas to reality, students at Yale are changing the way small intestine transplant procedures are performed.

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Strata Rethinks the Barcode

Strata Rethinks the Barcode

🕔13:12, 18.Jan 2015

Yale Professor Wenjun Hu is working to develop Strata, a method for encoding barcodes much like QR codes, but with greater flexibility for observers without ideal viewing conditions.

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Christine Cunningham (YC ’91): Inspiring Creativity through Education

Christine Cunningham (YC ’91): Inspiring Creativity through Education

🕔13:11, 18.Jan 2015

Ignoring discouragement, Christine Cunningham (YC ’91) moved on from being a biology major to a life in science education. Through her brainchild Engineering is Elementary, she has shown the world the power of teaching engineering to elementary students.

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