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Mythbusters: The Not-So-Simple Weather

Mythbusters: The Not-So-Simple Weather

Jenna DiRito January 20, 2015 0

Mythbusters: The Not-So-Simple Weather In spite of recent efforts made by government-initiated programs and millions of dollars allocated to meteorological research, weather prediction remains an inexact science.

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Shining Light on the Mystery of Death Valley’s Sailing Stones

Shining Light on the Mystery of Death Valley’s Sailing Stones

Genevieve Sertic January 18, 2015 0

The stones scattered throughout a dry, flat lakebed in Death Valley move parallel to each other by a force that has remained a mystery for decades. Researchers from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography have

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Tiny soil critters have big impact on ecosystems

Tiny soil critters have big impact on ecosystems

Malini Gandhi January 18, 2015 0

A recent Yale-led study illustrated that soil critters play a huge role in ecosystem structure and dynamics, which has important implications for agricultural and land use management

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To Understand Combustion, Yale Engineers Look to the Skies

To Understand Combustion, Yale Engineers Look to the Skies

Christina de Fontnouvelle January 18, 2015 0

Soot formation during combustion is a highly important process, both in terms of safety in space and in terms of pollution back on Earth. A team of Yale engineers has been invited by NASA

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Deep in the Lungs of the Earth: Exploring the Effect of Vegetation on Atmosphere and Climate

Deep in the Lungs of the Earth: Exploring the Effect of Vegetation on Atmosphere and Climate

Hayley Kolding December 30, 2014 0

Using advanced computer modeling and three million years worth of climate data, Dr. Nadine Unger has pioneered new research on the way vegetation affects climate change

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A Flight of Fancy: New efforts could bring back the passenger pigeon

A Flight of Fancy: New efforts could bring back the passenger pigeon

Aparna Nathan October 5, 2014 0

One hundred years after the extinction of the passenger pigeon, scientists are beginning an attempt to bring back the one-thriving bird

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Google grant encourages F&ES research

Google grant encourages F&ES research

Natalia Salinas July 1, 2014 0

The Google Earth Engine Research Award was presented to a team of F&ES researchers and Yale Professor Dr. Chadwick Oliver to facilitate their land stewardship work in Wyoming.

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Metal Fever

Metal Fever

Renee Wu April 12, 2014 0

Are we running out of metals in this digital era? According to scientists at the Yale Center for Industrial Ecology, not exactly – but that’s not actually the important question.

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Disseminating Non-Traditional Cookstoves Throughout Honduras Using Social Networks

Disseminating Non-Traditional Cookstoves Throughout Honduras Using Social Networks

Sophie Janaskie April 12, 2014 0

One third of the world population burns biomass to meet their energy needs, though this method is known to cause environmental and health problems. A recent study led by Yale Associate Professor of Forestry

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Connecting People, Policy, and Locusts

Connecting People, Policy, and Locusts

Zachary Gardner April 11, 2014 0

With a new grant from the National Science Foundation, Yale Professor Eli Fenichel investigates how nations can sustainably and pragmatically respond to increasingly devastating locust outbreaks

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