Science & Technology

Kenta Koga ’14 combines magic and engineering for new school

February 27, 2018

Koga is the CEO of Gakko, a company he founded while still a student at SEAS that runs schools and summer camps focusing on specific topics.

Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering elects 10 from Yale

February 27, 2018

Election to the academy is offered to “distinguished scientists and engineers from Connecticut’s academic, industrial, and institutional communities.”

Electric wave engulfs brain at first blush of consciousness

February 27, 2018

Yale researchers have captured what happens in the split second before the emergence of consciousness, a fundamental state of human life.

Shedding light on the chemistry of natural photosynthesis

February 26, 2018

Researchers at Yale and UC-Riverside recently identified a key similarity in the way water oxidation occurs in green plants and bacteria during photosynthesis.

Two Yale undergraduate teams advance to Hult Prize regional finals

February 26, 2018

The Hult Prize is a global competition that seeks to address social issues like access to food, water, education and energy with a winning prize of $1 million.

New grant opportunities promote interdisciplinary environmental research

February 23, 2018

The Leitner Awards for Uncommon Environmental Collaboration will aim to foster research and teaching partnerships between F&ES and other units at Yale.

Genetic roots of opioid addiction in European Americans uncovered

February 22, 2018

An increased risk of addiction in European Americans appears to be associated with a variant of the gene RGMA, which is involved in cell death and nerve damage.

Dr. Gerard Sanacora named the Gross Professor of Psychiatry

February 22, 2018

Sanacora is a translational neuroscientist who specializes in the study of the pathophysiological mechanisms associated with neuropsychiatric disorders.

A synthetic approach to helping the immune system thwart infections

February 21, 2018

Yale researchers have developed a set of synthetic molecules that may help boost the strength of a key, virus-fighting protein called RIG-I.

A global view of species diversity in high elevations, via mountain birds

February 21, 2018

Yale researchers have empirically tested for the first time the common idea that species diversity generally decreases at higher elevations.