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How Soon Will We Have Hovercrafts?

How Soon Will We Have Hovercrafts?

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.

Do Animals Exhibit Homosexuality?

Do Animals Exhibit Homosexuality?

Recent research has found that homosexual behavior in animals may be much more common than previously thought, having been documented in over 450 animal species worldwide.

The Face of the Future

The Face of the Future

Face transplants have recently been highlighted in modern medical dramas, from Grey’s Anatomy to Boston MD, in response to the media frenzy surrounding several recent successful transplants, the first of which was conducted in 2010.

The Name is Coli. Escherichia coli.

The Name is Coli. Escherichia coli.

In June 2011, Manuel Palacios, a chemist working at Tufts University, published a study that explained Steganography by Printed Arrays of Microbes (SPAM), a novel technique that allows one to encode messages in the bacterium Escherichia coli.

The Future of Music Technology

The Future of Music Technology

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.

Sitting Down with Noam Chomsky

Sitting Down with Noam Chomsky

Institute Professor Noam Chomsky of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a towering figure in the field of linguistics, whose 1957 monograph, Syntactic Structures, has been ranked among the most influential publications in 20th century cognitive science.

Staying in Touch

Staying in Touch

DePauw University Professor Matthew Hertenstein conducted a study on how tactile communication, such as a pat on the back or a high-five, can communicate a wide range of emotions, sometimes more accurately than words.

Careers in Science: Patent Law

Careers in Science: Patent Law

Patent Attorney Chad Tillman attended law school after graduating with a physics degree, and now works on a daily basis with clients who have dreamed up “a better mousetrap” or other innovative solutions to life’s problems, supporting inventors and their startups.

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.

Alumnus Profile: Professor Richard Burger ‘72

Alumnus Profile: Professor Richard Burger ‘72

Professor Richard Burger’s interest in archaeology began at the age of eight, and following this interest has taken him to many exciting excavation sites in Peru – and placed him into an important position in negotiations regarding artifacts taken from Machu Picchu.