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The Missing Link in Particle Physics

The Missing Link in Particle Physics

Ongoing research led by Yale Wright Laboratory Director Karsten Heeger seeks to prove or disprove the existence of a fourth form of neutrino–the sterile neutrino. The results would require physicists to rethink the Standard Model of Particle Physics and its assumptions.

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Star Wars: The return of improbable science

Star Wars: The return of improbable science

Star Wars: The Force Awakens captured the hearts of many; however, not all of its science-based action is plausible. Much of it would end in certain disaster, no matter what galaxy one calls home.

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Debunking Science: The Martian (2015)

Debunking Science: The Martian (2015)

How does science match up with the story of this critically-acclaimed sci-fi film?

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Black Hole with a Growth Problem

Black Hole with a Growth Problem

A supermassive black hole challenges the foundations of astrophysics, forcing astronomers to update the rule book of galaxy formation.

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A Self-Healing Spacecraft: Tri-layered polymer could better protect astronauts in space

A Self-Healing Spacecraft: Tri-layered polymer could better protect astronauts in space

A new material developed by researchers at the University of Michigan repairs itself of bullet holes within seconds. This invention has substantial implications for the future of aerospace engineering and space travel.

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Yale Professor Wins Keck Grant: Probing the boundary of quantum and classical

Yale Professor Wins Keck Grant: Probing the boundary of quantum and classical

Yale associate professor of physics Jack Harris has received a Keck grant to investigate quantum gravity.

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How Stars Form: Collaborative research studies stars from their early days

How Stars Form: Collaborative research studies stars from their early days

The youngest star system ever observed has given astronomers an ideal opportunity to study star formation from the early days.

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Mythbusters: Is There Really a Dark Side of the Moon?

Mythbusters: Is There Really a Dark Side of the Moon?

The myth of the dark side of the moon is debunked through an analysis of the interactions and positioning of the moon, Earth and sun.

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Astronomers Reach Beyond the Milky Way

Astronomers Reach Beyond the Milky Way

Researchers in Yale’s Department of Astronomy have developed techniques to observe galaxies millions of light years away. They hope to gain a better understanding of galaxy evolution, which has otherwise been limited to our knowledge of the Milky Way.

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Collaborate to Create: Innovative laser improves imaging abilities

Collaborate to Create: Innovative laser improves imaging abilities

A team of researchers across disciplines at Yale has invented a new semiconductor laser that will help improve biomedical imaging capabilities.

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