Science & Technology


Where the brain processes spiritual experiences

May 29, 2018

Yale scientists have identified a possible neurobiological home for the spiritual experience — the sense of connection to something greater than oneself.

Yale team awarded for soft robot that can carry its own power supply

May 25, 2018

Professor Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio and her team received recognition at an international conference for a soft robot that can lift 200 times its own weight.

Study examines the rise of plaque in arteries

May 25, 2018

A new Yale study looks at how arterial plaque forms at a molecular level, and may help produce targeted treatments for heart disease and stroke prevention.

‘Ladies First’ exhibit at Peabody spotlights women in STEM

May 24, 2018

The exhibit, which highlights two dozen pioneering female doctors, scientists, and engineers, was curated by the Peabody’s EVOLUTIONS Afterschool Program

Modern birds evolved from ground-dwelling ancestor, after asteroid hit

May 24, 2018

The asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs may have cleared the way for a ground-dwelling common ancestor of modern birds to thrive, according to new research.

PROSPECTing for antineutrinos

May 18, 2018

The Precision Reactor Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment has completed an antineutrino detector that will probe the possible existence of a new form of matter.

Yale Explores Boston addresses the future of cancer treatment

May 17, 2018

The May 15 event connected Yale alumni and friends with three esteemed faculty members and President Salovey through networking and a panel discussion.

A new map for a birthplace of stars

May 16, 2018

A Yale-led research group has created the most detailed maps yet of the Orion A molecular cloud, a vast seedbed of stars similar to Earth’s Sun.

Yale chemists find new way to create lithium metal electrodes for batteries

May 14, 2018

Researchers at Yale and China’s Donghua University have developed a process for creating lithium metal that may boost the performance of rechargeable batteries.

Yale Innovation Summit highlights entrepreneurial research

May 11, 2018

Almost 1,000 investors, entrepreneurs, and scientists gathered May 9 at SOM for the Yale Innovation Summit, showcasing the university’s tech and biotech talent.