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Yale University is a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701, it is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine Colonial Colleges chartered before the American Revolution.

The forecast for Mars? Otherworldly weather predictions

“As scientists prepare for crewed research missions to nearby planets and moons, they’ve identified a need for something beyond rovers and rockets. They need accurate weather forecasts. Without them, any trip to the surface may be one dust storm …

Can optical structures in feathers of a bird spawn a technology revolution?

“For years engineers have struggled to create in a usable form a structure known as a gyroid, a peculiar multi-surface object that can both reflect light and conduct electricity and just may hold the key to a host of photonics-related …

Going the distance to confirm a galaxy with almost no dark matter

“Three years ago, a team of astronomers led by Yale’s Pieter van Dokkum surprised the scientific community with the discovery of a far-off galaxy that contained little or no dark matter. The discovery, made using NASA’s Hubble Space …

Researchers make ultracompact on-chip computational infrared spectrometer

“An international team of researchers has developed a mid-infrared spectrometer smaller than the diameter of a human hair. With potential applications that range from detecting greenhouse gases to making self-driving vehicles safer, there has been a great deal of interest …

A Simpler, but Dexterous Robot Hand

“Humans use all surfaces of the hand for contact-rich manipulation. Robot hands, in contrast, typically use only the fingertips, which can limit dexterity. In a new study from the lab of Aaron Dollar, professor of mechanical engineering & materials science & computer …

Turning Wood Into Plastic

“Plastics are one of the world’s largest polluters, taking hundreds of years to degrade in nature. A research team, led by YSE professor Yuan Yao and Liangbing Hu from the University of Maryland, has created a high-quality bioplastic from …

Random numbers: Faster, and from a laser

“Random numbers are increasingly important to our digitally connected world, with applications that include e-commerce, cryptography, and cloud computing. Producing a large amount of truly random numbers quickly, though, is a challenge. To speed things up, a team of researchers …

The future of electronics is stretchy

“Stretchable electronic circuits are critical for soft robotics, wearable technologies, and biomedical applications. The current ways of making them, though, have limited their potential. A team of researchers in the Yale lab of Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio, the John J. Lee Assistant …

Replicating Surfaces, Right Down to a Fraction of an Atom

“The ability to replicate materials at the atomic level has attracted significant attention from materials scientists. However, the current technology is limited by a number of factors. Udo Schwarz, professor of mechanical engineering & materials science and department chair, has recently …

Researchers Create a Single-Molecule Switch – a Step Toward Ever-Smaller Electronics

“A team of researchers has demonstrated for the first time a single-molecule electret - a device that could be one of the keys to molecular computers. Smaller electronics are crucial to developing more advanced computers and other devices. This has led …