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Reinventing the Robot: Soft Robotics Could Be the Next Step

Reinventing the Robot: Soft Robotics Could Be the Next Step

A fun soft robot is changing the way we understand robotic limitations.

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Alumni Profile: TP Ma, PhD ’74 — Saving satellites, one semiconductor at a time

Alumni Profile: TP Ma, PhD ’74 — Saving satellites, one semiconductor at a time

Tso-Ping Ma, who earned his Master’s and Ph.D. from Yale University, has made his mark on the world. His work to develop radiation-resistant electronics kept the US safe during the Cold War. Today, he is inspiring the next generation of engineers to answer tomorrow’s most pressing questions.

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Organic Solar Cells Reach New Heights in Efficiency

Organic Solar Cells Reach New Heights in Efficiency

The old “solar cell” revolution has come to a halt. The types of solar cells that are now widespread were commercialized more than fifty years ago. Despite scientific improvements and increased attention to solar energy, the cost of conventional solar

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Expanding the Quantum Computing Toolbox

Expanding the Quantum Computing Toolbox

Have you ever wondered about the possibilities of uniting quantum mechanics and computer science? Yale researchers have made important progress towards the construction of more powerful quantum computers.

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Sticking It to Cancer: Fighting Tumors with Nanoparticles

Sticking It to Cancer: Fighting Tumors with Nanoparticles

Nanoparticles offer an alternative treatment for administering drugs to cancer patients with ovarian and uterine carcinomas. Yale researchers have demonstrated the efficacy of drug delivery via a bioadhesive class of these nanoparticles.

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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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Sowing the CEIDs for the Next Great Innovations: From Research to Startups at Yale’s Design Factory

Sowing the CEIDs for the Next Great Innovations: From Research to Startups at Yale’s Design Factory

The CEID was bustling with activity this summer, as teams of engineering students developed innovative devices to combat real-world problems. One such invention was Acantha, a one-handed catheter delivery system developed by Yale engineering students Brandon Hudik and Andres Ornelas Vargas. This duo is continuing their work beyond their eight-week fellowship at the CEID and plan to scale up the development of their product.

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Scaling Quantum Computers to New Heights: Computer Science Leaps Ahead with Quantum Chips

Scaling Quantum Computers to New Heights: Computer Science Leaps Ahead with Quantum Chips

Quantum technologies could unlock entirely new ways to view the world — but only if scientists can create stable methods of manipulating qubits. Researchers from the Yale Quantum Institute have integrated classical and quantum technologies to create scalable quantum information chips, heralding a paradigm shift for the field.

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Robot: Friend or Foe? The Answer Lies in Our Hands

Robot: Friend or Foe? The Answer Lies in Our Hands

We enjoy seeing robots in many places, from film to the classroom, but you likely would rather not see a robot at your place of employment, working in your stead. With rising concern that robots may come to replace human workers, it is time to address this problem from all angles.

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PremieBreathe: A Cost-Effective, Life-Saving Respiratory Device

PremieBreathe: A Cost-Effective, Life-Saving Respiratory Device

Respiratory insufficiency is a major cause of more than half of all infant deaths. This rate of mortality could be reduced if more reliable treatments were readily available in developing countries. PremieBreathe, a Yale startup, has developed a low-cost respiratory device to help solve this problem.

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