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Australian Surgeons Transplant a “Dead” Heart

Australian Surgeons Transplant a “Dead” Heart

Jenna DiRito January 18, 2015 0

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

Milana Bochkur Dratver January 18, 2015 0

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?

Lidiya Kukova January 18, 2015 0

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

Caroline Ayinon January 18, 2015 0

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

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Health Entrepreneurship Event Promotes Student Innovation

Health Entrepreneurship Event Promotes Student Innovation

Eric Zhang January 18, 2015 0

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

Genevieve Sertic January 18, 2015 0

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

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Strata Rethinks the Barcode

Strata Rethinks the Barcode

Theresa Steinmeyer January 18, 2015 0

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

Zachary Miller January 18, 2015 0

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?

Theresa Steinmeyer December 25, 2013 1

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

Yigit Yorulmaz May 11, 2013 Comments Off

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

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