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Flying High: How Do Airplanes Stay in the Air?

Flying High: How Do Airplanes Stay in the Air?

At any given point in time, there are more than five thousand airplanes flying over the United States. How do these machines, weighing thousands of pounds, ever leave the ground? According to Yale geophysicist, Professor Ron Smith, airplanes stay in

Are artificial sweeteners dangerous?

Are artificial sweeteners dangerous?

If you crave sugar, consuming drinks and foods sweetened by aspartame or another sugar substitute appears to be a bargain. Diet soda, for example, tastes almost like normal soda, but has a negligible number of calories. Aspartame, approved for usage

Slimy Inspiration for Effective Transportation

Slimy Inspiration for Effective Transportation

Japanese researchers have manipulated a slime mold to model transportation netork design. Kevin Shen explores this interesting and zany idea.

How Science Was Built: 1701-1900

How Science Was Built: 1701-1900

Ever wondered what science at Yale would be like without Science Hill? Kevin Adkisson explores the early development of scientific buildings at Yale in this first of a three-part series.

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

Laboratory Technicians

Laboratory Technicians

Behind the institutional mask of Yale Science is a living, breathing group of people making it all happen. In this second of a four-part series, Chenyu Lin explores the role of laboratory technicians in Yale’s labs.

Pegasus Project Takes Off

Pegasus Project Takes Off

Can robots fly? Yes, says a group of Yale undergrads hoping to enter a competition to show off their own flying gadgets. Jonathan Setiabrata takes a look.

Peter Moore – Still on Science Hill

Peter Moore – Still on Science Hill

Sterling Professor of Chemistry Peter Moore never thought he would return to Yale after he earned his Bachelor of Science from Yale College in 1961. He left New Haven for graduate school at Harvard, where he worked in the lab

What’s My Pee Telling Me?

What’s My Pee Telling Me?

Take care of business. Flush. Forget. Repeat. Generating waste is a fact of life for each and every one of the six billion human beings inhabiting the planet and yet, we’d all rather ignore our waste than entertain the idea

83.3 cartoon: Lab Doctor

83.3 cartoon: Lab Doctor