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Undergraduate Profile – The iGEM Team

Undergraduate Profile – The iGEM Team

The Yale iGEM team, founded only two years ago, has characterized a novel antifreeze protein produced by the Siberian beetle, research which won them first place in the “Food and Energy” category at the 2011 iGEM World Championships.

Should You Bet On It? The Mathematics of Gambling

Should You Bet On It? The Mathematics of Gambling

Three basic principles underlie casino games: definite prob­abilities, expected value, and volatility index. Understanding these concepts elucidates how these games work and how wold champions beat their competition.

Does Zero Gravity Exist in Space?

Does Zero Gravity Exist in Space?

We have all seen footage of astronauts floating freely in space, performing twists and turns that seem to defy gravity. As a result of these portrayals, many people believe that there is zero gravity in space. However, this statement could

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

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.