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Fermilab and the Future of High Energy Physics in Yale Hands

Fermilab and the Future of High Energy Physics in Yale Hands

🕔14:06, 31.Mar 2016

Yale Professor Bonnie Fleming was appointed Deputy Chief Research Officer at Fermilab and will oversee projects about the newly discovered neutrino. This research could change our understanding of how the universe came to be.

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Halting Hemorrhage: Self-propelled microparticles offer new solution for extreme bleeding

Halting Hemorrhage: Self-propelled microparticles offer new solution for extreme bleeding

🕔12:29, 5.Feb 2016

Recently, researchers at the University of British Columbia designed a new method for stopping hemorrhaging. The system relies on microparticles that propel themselves upstream through blood, delivering coagulants to hard-to-reach wounds.

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The Paradox of Hot Fans

The Paradox of Hot Fans

🕔21:08, 3.Oct 2015

It may seem counterintuitive, but fans do not actually make the air cooler. In fact, they generate heat through production of electric current.

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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

🕔20:41, 3.Oct 2015

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

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Airborne Diesel: Companies use ambient carbon dioxide to manufacture fuel

Airborne Diesel: Companies use ambient carbon dioxide to manufacture fuel

🕔20:19, 3.Oct 2015

Could the air around us soon power our planes, trains, and automobiles? Several companies are now manufacturing diesel fuel from ambient carbon dioxide, and may soon be able to do so on a commercial scale.

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A Decade of Weekend Science: The 10th anniversary of Science on Saturdays

A Decade of Weekend Science: The 10th anniversary of Science on Saturdays

🕔14:02, 9.May 2015

March marked the 10th anniversary of a Yale program that exposes young students to science. For the past decade, Science on Saturdays has featured exciting demos and renowned science experts as guest speakers.

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Paper vs. Plastic: The science behind the national shopping controversy

Paper vs. Plastic: The science behind the national shopping controversy

🕔23:26, 8.May 2015

While the country debates which kind of bag is safest for the environment — paper, or plastic — a more holistic and quantitative technique can help inform policy decisions.

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Alumni Profile: Robert Ferry, Jr. ’89

Alumni Profile: Robert Ferry, Jr. ’89

🕔20:41, 8.May 2015

Dr. Robert Ferry, Jr. (SM ’89) shares his post-graduation experiences, from becoming a pediatrician to joining the military after 9/11.

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Television Review: Sleepless in America

Television Review: Sleepless in America

🕔20:11, 8.May 2015

As workload increases and artificial lights abound, Americans are expected to work around-the-clock, depriving themselves of one of the body’s most vital needs: sleep. The National Geographic documentary Sleepless in America elaborates on the detrimental health consequences provoked by lack of sleep and provides compelling arguments for why we should put in the extra effort to rest at least six to eight hours per night.

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Bringing the Classroom to the Field: Environmental engineering class travels to Nicaragua

Bringing the Classroom to the Field: Environmental engineering class travels to Nicaragua

🕔17:52, 8.May 2015

In a trip to Nicaragua over spring break, professor Jaehong Kim and his ENVE410L class applied environmental engineering technologies to water and air quality testing in the field.

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