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YSEA Corner: Alliance with FIRST Robotics

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?

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

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

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

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

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Clean Car Wars

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 landscape came to be.

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Keepon: The Dancing Robot

The yellow robot Keepon, which became an Internet sensation in 2007, was developed by Hideki Kozima and Marek Michalowski to study the development of social intelligence in young children.

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All Eyes on Mars: The Mars Scout Program and the History of Water on the Red Planet

On August 4, 2007, NASA launched the spacecraft Phoenix on an expedition to “follow the water.” Though Phoenix was declared dead in November 2009, it is set to be followed by two other craft in the Mars Scout Program.

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Raising the Bar for Combating Biological Threats: Yale’s Level 3 Biosafety Laboratory

This year, a new Level 3 biosafety labora­tory (BSL-3) opened at the Yale School of Public Health, with more advanced technology and increased research space that gives Yale researchers the resources they need to study emergent diseases.

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On the Road to a Quantum Computer

A collaboration led by Yale professors Rob Schoelkopf, Michel Devoret, and Steven Girvin is developing a method of communication between qubits, a “quantum bus,” which could be extended to systems involving more qubits working at greater distances.

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