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From the Editor: 85.1 The Future of Science

From the Editor: 85.1 The Future of Science

To conclude the tenure of the 2011 masthead, we found no theme fitting than the “The Future of Science.”

Explosive Blast-Induced Brain Injury Studies

Explosive Blast-Induced Brain Injury Studies

Professor Nihal de Lanerolle focuses on the study of explosive blast-induced mild traumatic brain injury, attempting to determine the neuropathology and mental effects of this poorly-understood and often invisible type of neurological damage.

The Future of Imaging

The Future of Imaging

Professor Todd Constable has designed a new way of encoding spatial information in magnetic resonance imaging devices, using a radial magnetic field gradient instead of a linear one to drastically decrease the amount of time and data necessary to build a complete MRI image.

Nanowires and Fuel Cells

Nanowires and Fuel Cells

Dr. Andre Taylor is developing carbon nanotubes and bulk metallic glasses as new catalysts for fuel cells, aiming to reduce the inefficiencies of current platinum-based models and design cells that are versatile and economical enough for real-world applications.

The Economics of Self Control

The Economics of Self Control

Jody Sindelar has combined field studies and analysis of existing databases to study the relationship between self-control, tobacco use, and the implications of proposed tobacco taxation policies on individual behaviors.

23andme: A Genetic Social Network

23andme: A Genetic Social Network

Google-affiliated biotech company 23andme has been in the business of personal genomics since 2006, but it just recently introduced a new social networking feature along with a price reduction that it claims democratizes personal genomics.

Bulk Metallic Glasses: Constructing the Future

Bulk Metallic Glasses: Constructing the Future

Professor Jan Schroers is developing ways to manufacture complex objects out of new metallic alloys known as bulk metallic glasses, which combine the elasticity of glass with the flexibility of metal and can be shaped and joined precisely, potentially giving them a wide variety of uses.

Hadapt: Yale Startup

Hadapt: Yale Startup

Daniel Abadi, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, has started a company called Hadapt to commercialize his research on distributed database systems, aiming to build an adaptive data analysis platform by combining relational databases and MapReduce.