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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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Rebirth of Wright

Rebirth of Wright

For 50 years, the Wright Particle Accelerator was a symbol of Yale’s commitment to and dominance in the field of physics. This story commemorates these decades of excellence, and explores what is next for the Wright Lab.

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Dust Erases Gravitational Waves: Data from the early universe poses new questions

Dust Erases Gravitational Waves: Data from the early universe poses new questions

In 2014, controversial results from the BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole claimed to prove the existence of gravitational waves. However, new data from the Planck space telescope cites cosmic dust as the true cause of the strange BICEP2 results. This conflicting data, though not completely resolved, is bringing the field of astrophysics closer to answers about the beginning of the universe

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Science or Science Fiction? Time Travel and Where We Are Now

Science or Science Fiction? Time Travel and Where We Are Now

Time travel has sparked imaginations for decades — but is it really possible? Many physicists believe so. Here is how we could do it.

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New Exoplanets: Most Earth-Like to Date

New Exoplanets: Most Earth-Like to Date

On January 6, NASA announced the validation of two Earth-like exoplanets. One of the planets, Kepler-438b, brings scientists closer than ever to finding an Earth analog.

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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

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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Unsolved Mysteries: The Mpemba Effect

Unsolved Mysteries: The Mpemba Effect

In order to make water freeze faster, it should be heated first. Doesn’t make sense? The Mpemba effect, or the tendency of hot water to cool faster than cooler water, has baffled philosophers and scientists for millennia.

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Q&A: What makes the World Cup soccer ball special?

Q&A: What makes the World Cup soccer ball special?

The new soccer ball by Adidas made a splash at this year’s World Cup in Brazil. Its sleek, 6-paneled design and specially-crafted surface give it predictable aerodynamic movement that was widely praised by the players.

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