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Podcast Review: Are We There Yet?

Podcast Review: Are We There Yet?

Host Brendan Byrne investigates space exploration in a new NPR podcast.

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Reinventing the Robot: Soft Robotics Could Be the Next Step

Reinventing the Robot: Soft Robotics Could Be the Next Step

A fun soft robot is changing the way we understand robotic limitations.

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A New Excuse for Playing Video Games?

A New Excuse for Playing Video Games?

Imagine if video games were a key to improving learning. Yale psychiatry professor Bruce Wexler believes they are. A study found that a video game-based learning regimen improved the test performance of 583 schoolchildren compared to both those without the

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Sticking It to Cancer: Fighting Tumors with Nanoparticles

Sticking It to Cancer: Fighting Tumors with Nanoparticles

Nanoparticles offer an alternative treatment for administering drugs to cancer patients with ovarian and uterine carcinomas. Yale researchers have demonstrated the efficacy of drug delivery via a bioadhesive class of these nanoparticles.

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Sowing the CEIDs for the Next Great Innovations: From Research to Startups at Yale’s Design Factory

Sowing the CEIDs for the Next Great Innovations: From Research to Startups at Yale’s Design Factory

The CEID was bustling with activity this summer, as teams of engineering students developed innovative devices to combat real-world problems. One such invention was Acantha, a one-handed catheter delivery system developed by Yale engineering students Brandon Hudik and Andres Ornelas Vargas. This duo is continuing their work beyond their eight-week fellowship at the CEID and plan to scale up the development of their product.

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Scaling Quantum Computers to New Heights: Computer Science Leaps Ahead with Quantum Chips

Scaling Quantum Computers to New Heights: Computer Science Leaps Ahead with Quantum Chips

Quantum technologies could unlock entirely new ways to view the world — but only if scientists can create stable methods of manipulating qubits. Researchers from the Yale Quantum Institute have integrated classical and quantum technologies to create scalable quantum information chips, heralding a paradigm shift for the field.

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Robot: Friend or Foe? The Answer Lies in Our Hands

Robot: Friend or Foe? The Answer Lies in Our Hands

We enjoy seeing robots in many places, from film to the classroom, but you likely would rather not see a robot at your place of employment, working in your stead. With rising concern that robots may come to replace human workers, it is time to address this problem from all angles.

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Lithium Ion Batteries Take the Heat: New Self-Regulating Batteries Switch Off When Overheated

Lithium Ion Batteries Take the Heat: New Self-Regulating Batteries Switch Off When Overheated

Batteries are found in everything from cell phones to cars, quietly powering our everyday existence. With rising pressures to find more renewable sources of energy, batteries hold immense potential to do even more — for example, to store the excess

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Biodegradable and Bulletproof: Modeling cellulose nanocrystals for success in the real world

Biodegradable and Bulletproof: Modeling cellulose nanocrystals for success in the real world

A new model that predicts the properties of nanocellulose composites could lead to improved nanotechnology for all.

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Podcast Review: “The Infinite Monkey Cage” Delights All Audiences

Podcast Review: “The Infinite Monkey Cage” Delights All Audiences

“When is a strawberry dead?” This quirky question is one of many that have sparked debates on BBC Radio 4’s science-meets-entertainment podcast, “The Infinite Monkey Cage.” It is indicative of the show’s character — nonsensical musings intertwined with a surprising

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