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Australian Surgeons Transplant a “Dead” Heart

Australian Surgeons Transplant a “Dead” Heart

🕔13:55, 18.Jan 2015

Surgeons in Australia have successfully performed heart transplants using “dead” hearts. The surgeons have been able to revive these hearts using a “heart-in-the-box” device.

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Tackling Transplant Transportation

Tackling Transplant Transportation

🕔13:43, 18.Jan 2015

From ideas to reality, students at Yale are changing the way small intestine transplant procedures are performed.

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Q&A: What makes blue LED light so special?

Q&A: What makes blue LED light so special?

🕔13:37, 18.Jan 2015

Shuji Nakamura, Isamu Akasaki, and Hiroshi Amano won the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics for their invention of blue LED. What makes this invention note-worthy?

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Seafloor Like Never Before

Seafloor Like Never Before

🕔13:28, 18.Jan 2015

Using new satellite technology, scientists found a way to map the ocean floor with never-before-seen details. Now, the public has access to a 3D, interactive map of the seafloor, and scientists have access to a wealth of information that will advance their work in various fields.

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Health Entrepreneurship Event Promotes Student Innovation

Health Entrepreneurship Event Promotes Student Innovation

🕔13:18, 18.Jan 2015

The Hacking Health @ Yale event in October brought students and professionals together to produce solutions for current issues in healthcare.

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Mind-Controlled Prosthetics

Mind-Controlled Prosthetics

🕔13:16, 18.Jan 2015

Amputees have reported that mind-controlled prosthetics allow them to “feel” their hands for the first time since their amputation. These prosthetics use sophisticated algorithms to relay sensory information to the brain, as well as implanted electrodes in the arm to provide refined, natural movement actuated by the mind of the wearer.

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Strata Rethinks the Barcode

Strata Rethinks the Barcode

🕔13:12, 18.Jan 2015

Yale Professor Wenjun Hu is working to develop Strata, a method for encoding barcodes much like QR codes, but with greater flexibility for observers without ideal viewing conditions.

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Book Review: Superintelligence — Paths, Dangers, Strategies

Book Review: Superintelligence — Paths, Dangers, Strategies

🕔13:05, 18.Jan 2015

As computers become more powerful, many scientists believe they will eventually outsmart humans. Nick Bostrom’s new book, Superintelligence, looks at the dangers inherent in creating ever-brainier machines, and at how we might survive them.

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Art Thou Shakespeare?

Art Thou Shakespeare?

🕔00:17, 25.Dec 2013

Electrical engineer Amit Roy-Chowdhury has teamed up with art historian Conrad Rudolf to identify unknown portrait subjects.

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Debunking Science: The Science of Cryopreservation

Debunking Science: The Science of Cryopreservation

🕔20:27, 11.May 2013

From Star Wars to Futurama, science fiction just would not be complete without cryopreserving a couple of heroes. Of course, the ability to freeze humans and revive them centuries later remains well out of reach, but cryopreservation has been a

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