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Machine Morality: Computing Right and Wrong

Machine Morality: Computing Right and Wrong

🕔20:55, 10.May 2012

Yale researcher Wendell Wallach considers the ethical, technical, and legal difficulties of creating machines that are capable of moral decision-making.

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Alumnus Profile: Dr. Edward Cheung Ph.D. ’90, Building Gadgets from Aruba to NASA

Alumnus Profile: Dr. Edward Cheung Ph.D. ’90, Building Gadgets from Aruba to NASA

🕔19:31, 15.Apr 2012

Since receiving his doctorate in Electrical Engineering, Dr. Edward Cheung has worked for NASA, developing technologies for satellites from Hubble to the ISS.

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Cryogenic IR Spectroscopy

Cryogenic IR Spectroscopy

🕔15:37, 14.Apr 2012

Yale Professor Mark Johnson and his group have developed cryogenic infrared (IR) spectroscopy, which provides excellent resolution of short-lived reaction states.

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Saving Lives with Smartphones

Saving Lives with Smartphones

🕔05:04, 16.Mar 2012

Louis Fazen is part of an international team of researchers that hopes to reduce infant and maternal mortality in Kenya by equipping community health workers with smartphones and specialized applications.

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23andme: A Genetic Social Network

23andme: A Genetic Social Network

🕔03:55, 14.Mar 2012

Google-affiliated biotech company 23andme has been in the business of personal genomics since 2006, but it just recently introduced a new social networking feature along with a price reduction that it claims democratizes personal genomics.

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How Soon Will We Have Hovercrafts?

How Soon Will We Have Hovercrafts?

🕔03:54, 14.Mar 2012

Currently, technologies that can technically be classified as “flying cars” exit, but they face major regulatory and economic challenges before they reach the mainstream consumer.

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The Future of Music Technology

The Future of Music Technology

🕔03:52, 14.Mar 2012

From the phonograph to early cassettes to the compact disc and MP3s, music technology has undergone drastic changes over the past century and will only continue to develop in the future.

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YSEA Corner: Alliance with FIRST Robotics

YSEA Corner: Alliance with FIRST Robotics

🕔03:51, 14.Mar 2012

The Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc. (YSEA) and FIRST Robotics have announced a partnership to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs at schools around the country through FIRST Robotics competitions.

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Algal Biodiesel as an Energy Source?

Algal Biodiesel as an Energy Source?

🕔22:38, 18.Nov 2011

At the moment, algal biodiesels are not commercially produced, but Dr. Julie Zimmerman’s life-cycle assessments indicate that efficiency increases and infrastructure improvements may make these alternative fuels economically viable.

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EM: Not Just Another Gadget

EM: Not Just Another Gadget

🕔12:13, 1.May 2010

With its prices running from $250,000 to $1 million, the electron microscope (EM) is not something purchased on a whim.

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