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 associate professor of physics Jack Harris has received a Keck grant to investigate quantum gravity.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Robert Ferry, Jr. (SM ’89) shares his post-graduation experiences, from becoming a pediatrician to joining the military after 9/11.
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.
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.
The newly created Yale Ciencia Initiative aims to build a community and online platform to connect educators with underrepresented students, or students who do not otherwise have access to scientific study. Director Giovanna Guerrero-Medina explains the development and goals of the project.
A new book shares an exciting story of the history of STEM at Yale.