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Posts From Carol Hsin

Solar Cells: Nanoscale Organization for Higher Efficiency

Solar Cells: Nanoscale Organization for Higher Efficiency

Professor Chinedum Osuji and members of the Yale Nano-Solar Group use nanotechnology to manipulate the organization of solar cells in the active layer, with the ultimate goal of optimizing solar cells.

What Can Cheating Viruses Tell Us About Evolution?

What Can Cheating Viruses Tell Us About Evolution?

If we replayed the history of evolution on Earth – independent of its past – would we get exactly the same species? Paul Turner, Asso­ciate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, now seeks to solve this problem by using a surprising model: “cheating” viruses.

Examining Leaves to Regenerate Rain Forests

Examining Leaves to Regenerate Rain Forests

The adaptations that trees undergo in different microenvironments are of interest to Mark Ashton, Morris K. Jesup Professor of Silviculture and Forest Ecology, who believes that knowledge of a tree’s leaf plasticity can lend information crucial to regenerating rainforests.

“Elm City”: the Tragic Misnomer: The Loss of Elms on Hillhouse Avenue Provides Greater Lessons on the Dangers of Monoculture

“Elm City”: the Tragic Misnomer: The Loss of Elms on Hillhouse Avenue Provides Greater Lessons on the Dangers of Monoculture

Pressured by market economics and encouraged by politicians, farmers have largely abandoned the traditional methods of crop rotation, but current methods of monoculture leave crops, and entire species, vulnerable to disease.