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Airborne Diesel: Companies use ambient carbon dioxide to manufacture fuel

Airborne Diesel: Companies use ambient carbon dioxide to manufacture fuel

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

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

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

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

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

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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Yale Ciencia Initiative Expands Science Resources to Underrepresented Groups

Yale Ciencia Initiative Expands Science Resources to Underrepresented Groups

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.

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STEM at Yale: Up Down Up

STEM at Yale: Up Down Up

A new book shares an exciting story of the history of STEM at Yale.

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Science in the Spotlight: Get to Know the Facts with “Duck Quacks Don’t Echo”

Science in the Spotlight: Get to Know the Facts with “Duck Quacks Don’t Echo”

Get your fill of “did you know’s” with National Geographic’s new trivia-based show, “Duck Quacks Don’t Echo.”

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New Hope for Damaged Hearts: Novartis Drug Revolutionizes Heart Failure Medicine

New Hope for Damaged Hearts: Novartis Drug Revolutionizes Heart Failure Medicine

A new drug developed by Norvartis, LCZ696, showed surprising success in recent clinical trials. The drug has the potential to help individuals with chronic heart failure live longer, more comfortable lives.

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