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Next-Gen Robotics: Advancing Underwater Robotics

Next-Gen Robotics: Advancing Underwater Robotics

Roboticists have often found inspiration in the oldest innovator in the world, Mother Nature. Recently, scientists have been interested in a type of locomotion called phototaxis. Phototaxis is an organism’s response to light; it is the mechanism used by jellyfish

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Carbon-Based Inks: A Novel Approach to New Technologies

Carbon-Based Inks: A Novel Approach to New Technologies

As large cell phone manufacturers race to create commercially viable and widely adopted folding phones, several major barriers exist, including cost and robust circuitry. Recently, carbon-based conductive inks have been suggested as an alternative for these applications, but either their

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Rocket Propellant as a Water Purifier: How A new innovation can mean a cleaner future

Rocket Propellant as a Water Purifier: How A new innovation can mean a cleaner future

A team of Yale researchers has recently developed a more efficient process of catalyzing hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), a compound used in medicine, chemical synthesis, and yes, rocket fuel. The team of researchers are using H2O2 as a safer water purification

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Sensational Prosthesis: prosthetic hand with nearly human capabilities

Sensational Prosthesis: prosthetic hand with nearly human capabilities

Prostheses are artificial devices that are designed to replace missing limbs or parts of limbs and restore some of their capabilities. However, more than 30 percent of prostheses are abandoned by users because they fail to provide sensory feedback to

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Jaime Teevan (TD ’98): Technology with people in mind

Jaime Teevan (TD ’98): Technology with people in mind

As an undergraduate computer science major at Yale, Jaime Teevan (YC ’99) sold her senior thesis to the company she had interned at the summer before. Since then, she has continued studying how computers can help people manage information and

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A New Reality: VR technology treats phobias in autistic patients

A New Reality: VR technology treats phobias in autistic patients

Most people know someone with autism, whether it be a sibling, a close friend, or an acquaintance. The Center for Disease Control’s 2014 census found that one in fifty-nine children living in the US has autism—more than double the number

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Eyes on the Road: Designing sensors for self-driving cars that see through rain, sleet, and snow

Eyes on the Road: Designing sensors for self-driving cars that see through rain, sleet, and snow

The future of the automobile industry depends on the in­novations of imaging sensors used in autonomous vehicles. Soon, more cars on the road will be self-driven with greater ac­curacy and spatial awareness than ever before. One challenge of autonomous cars

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Accelerating MRI: A novel sampling method to shorten MRI scan time

Accelerating MRI: A novel sampling method to shorten MRI scan time

Imagine yourself mowing a lawn. If it was a leisurely Sunday morning, you might go back and forth in neat rows to ensure that every blade of grass was evenly cut. But what if you were in a rush? You

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Brilliant Bacteria: Programming Bacteria to Make Materials

Brilliant Bacteria: Programming Bacteria to Make Materials

Researchers at Duke have used synthetic biology techniques to engineer bacteria to produce a protein capable of constructing an electronic pressure sensor when supplemented with gold nanoparticles. With a variety of future applications, this technology will diversify how we use microorganisms in biophysical systems.

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Q&A: Can Evaporation Drive Energy Production?

Q&A: Can Evaporation Drive Energy Production?

Scientists are looking into using the evaporation of lakes as a new energy resource.

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