Science & Technology


Insights & Outcomes: Schoelkopf on quantum council and a dopamine discovery

September 9, 2020

YaleNews’ monthly science column looks at dopamine’s role in heart failure, the “early burst” of evolution, how to build a better flu vaccine, and more.

Lighting the way for new solar fuels science

September 4, 2020

Yale chemists are pushing forward with innovative work to develop tomorrow’s liquid fuels from sunlight.

Yale researchers find a cause and possible treatment for Fragile X

September 3, 2020

Fragile X syndrome — a disorder of the X chromosome — is the leading cause of autism and the primary genetic driver of intellectual disability.

Asphalt adds to air pollution, especially on hot, sunny days

September 2, 2020

The potential of paved roads and asphalt roofs to create urban air pollution is comparable to motor vehicle emissions, a new Yale study has found.

Mary-Louise Timmermans appointed the Damon Wells Professor

August 27, 2020

Timmermans studies the dynamics and variability of the Arctic Ocean, sea ice and climate.

Innovative design leads to a better portable cell counter

August 27, 2020

A team of researchers at Yale may have solved a critical design challenge to portable cell counters that make them a valuable tool for medical treatment.

Yale scientists to help lead national quantum center

August 26, 2020

Yale physicist Steven Girvin, director of the Co-design Center for Quantum Advantage, discusses the new national center’s mission and Yale’s involvement.

Optical illusions explained in a fly’s eyes

August 24, 2020

Why does the brain perceive motion in some static images? Yale neuroscientists may have found some answers by studying the responses of fruit flies.

Three Yale researchers receive funding from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

August 20, 2020

Marc Hammarlund, Pietro De Camilli, and Hongying Shen are among 30 pairs of scientists awarded grants to study the molecular of neurodegenerative diseases.

In portrait: nature’s master thief as a young enzyme

August 19, 2020

New research into Photosystem II, the enigmatic enzyme at the heart of photosynthesis, may lead to insights for designing new solar energy systems.