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Saving Lives with Smartphones

Saving Lives with Smartphones

Mansur Ghani March 16, 2012 Comments Off

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

Elisa Visher March 14, 2012 4

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

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How Soon Will We Have Hovercrafts?

How Soon Will We Have Hovercrafts?

Jessica Schmerler March 14, 2012 Comments Off

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

Somin Lee March 14, 2012 1

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

James Lockman March 14, 2012 Comments Off

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?

Jennifer Ky November 18, 2011 Comments Off

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

Joanne Zhang May 1, 2010 Comments Off

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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Robotics in Surgery

Robotics in Surgery

Gennifer Tsoi May 1, 2010 Comments Off

Surgeons are increasingly turning toward robotic techniques to aid in procedures that require extreme dexterity and minimal invasiveness

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Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong

Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong

Deepa Chari May 1, 2010 Comments Off

Can we as a species deal with the effects of decisions that are not our own

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Clean Car Wars

Clean Car Wars

Sophie Liu April 24, 2010 Comments Off

In Clean Car Wars: How Honda and Toyota are Winning the Battle of the Eco-Friendly Autos (2008), Yozo Hasegawa provides a compelling overview of the current landscape of the automotive industry and how that

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