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.
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.
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.
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.
From ideas to reality, students at Yale are changing the way small intestine transplant procedures are performed.
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.
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.
Yetunde Meroe ’16 speaks about her summer internship at the Yale Farm and her joint passions for chemical engineering, social outreach, and food and soil science.
The great unknown beckons, as modern technology and the space industry’s rise to prominence offer a new paradigm in exploration. From asteroid mining to X PRIZE, rockets are just the beginning.
In a materials engineering lab at Harvard University, researchers have demonstrated the ability for ionic conductors to be viable candidates for potential biomedical advances.