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Building artificial cells to measure energy flow in living systems

May 20, 2024

Yale scientists have made an artificial cell to enable precise measurement of energy consumption and force generation in our cells.

In Farr Lecture, Yale’s Peter Aronson reflects on serendipity

May 17, 2024

A YSM’s Student Research Day on May 7, Aronson spoke on the importance of chance events in determining the course of his academic development and career.

Sun, sustainability, and silicon: A double dose of Yale solar fuel research

May 17, 2024

Two Yale-led studies indicate the promise of finding hybrid approaches to developing alternative solar fuels.

Assessing virtual reality’s value as an ‘empathy machine’

May 15, 2024

In her latest book, Yale anthropologist Lisa Messeri examines the limits of using virtual reality to enhance empathy and address social problems.

In ‘Tech Tank,’ a new home for testing amphibious robots, other innovations

May 13, 2024

On Yale’s West Campus, a specialized 20,000-gallon tank allows the testing of robotics and other marine-based technologies under tightly controlled conditions.

AI, rat whiskers, and robots in the wild: Talking with Ian Abraham

May 13, 2024

Teaching robots to adapt to their environments has proven tricky. Using advanced AI systems, a Yale researcher is making robots more adaptive and independent.

How ‘shadow banning’ can silently shift opinion online

May 10, 2024

Platforms can shift users’ positions or increase overall polarization by selectively muting and amplifying posts in ways that appear neutral, a new study finds.

The search is on for signs of the first stars in the universe

May 9, 2024

Yale’s Priyamvada Natarajan and colleagues say the first stars left behind distinctive flares that can be detected by a new generation of space telescopes.

Elimelech awarded the Connecticut Medal of Technology for pioneering work

May 6, 2024

Recognized for his work in energy-efficient, sustainable membrane-based technologies for desalination, and management of brines and industrial wastewaters.

Office Hours with… Logan Wright

May 6, 2024

In a Q&A, Yale’s Logan Wright describes his research into physical computation, how it relates to his guitar playing, and why New Haven is a great...