Of all the technology you use on a daily basis, you probably pay the least attention to the mechanical miracles that keep your home or your gym bag secure. Locks and keys have been around for millennia, but they are undergoing one of their rare historic shifts—from mechanical to electronic, from isolated to…
We saw this one coming. Everyone’s favorite smart thermostat, Nest, is now ready to take over your entire home with a new protocol that lets all kinds of devices talk to each other quickly and seamlessly. It’s called Nest Weave.
If you thought last winter was cold, you should stay as far away from magneto-optical trapping as possible. Yale physicists recently used this technique to cool a molecule of strontium monoflouride down to 2.5 thousandths of a degree above absolute zero. That makes them the world's coldest molecules.
A team of Yale astronomers got a little crafty recently. In an attempt to see parts of space that their big fancy telescopes weren't showing them, they tied eight telephoto lenses together to create their own little homemade array. And then, thanks to their new invention, they quickly discovered seven new galaxies.
We use polyurethane to make just about everything—garden hoses, furniture, the entirety of my local 99-cent store. It's easy to produce, durable, and dirt cheap. What it isn't is recyclable—there isn't a single natural process that breaks it down. That is until a newly-discovered Amazonian fungus takes a bite.
A giant tortoise subspecies presumed extinct for more than 150 years is actually roaming the Galápagos islands today according to DNA evidence, scientists report.
Engineers at Yale University say they've invented a new type of mechanical memory device that is read from and written to by light. According to its creators, this development could lead to better sensors and new techniques in optical telecommunications.
A new study shows the human brain is all about winning. Literally.
The Yale lock company has developed a household lock equipped with NFC technology. Just place your phone by the lock and wait for it to respond by locking or unlocking the door. It's that easy, says Yale.
The full curriculum for the Yale medical program—if stacked—stands roughly four feet tall and costs the school $100k annually to copy, sort, and collate. But, starting this Fall, Yale Medical is replacing the stack with Apple's top-of-the-line tablet.
Hackers accessed personal information from 43,000 faculty, staff, students and alumni of Yale University all through Google. It's called dorking. Specifically, Google dorking. And it's scary easy what you can do.
A single gene may alter the shape of your brain and determine your intelligence according to new research from the Yale School of Medicine.
All sorts of rare and unusual artifacts in Yale's collection are being photographed/digitized for the web, so everyone around the world can check out a handwritten Mozart sonata or William Blake watercolor, even if they don't actually attend Yale.
Is my ass vibrating again or am I about to run headlong into a Mack truck? Well, if a prototype out of the Yale School of Engineering comes to pass, in my hypothetical future both could be true! Wild ride!
Yale researchers just made the first, albeit simple, quantum processor. The processor is made of two artificial atoms (each made of a billion aluminum atoms) that act like single atoms that can occupy two distinct states.
Boo hoo...a Yale student had his Xbox 360 pilfered out of his luggage during a US Airways flight. That, combined with the emotional toll involved in the recovery effort should be worth $1 million right?
With mountains of cash on hand, Apple is broadening its horizons a little bit. The company is planning to start a creatively designated "Apple University," following in the corporate educational footsteps of the likes of McDonald's and Pixar. Though this will likely just be a training campus for Apple employees,…
Wanna see everyone's favorite bat-butler Alfred self-flagellate himself to the tunes of U2 while Batman deals with Katie Holmes' alien hubby? Now you can. Darq Knight is a power ballad musical which pulls from all the best parts of Dark Knight with a dash of what could have been. Batman is played by a black "Robert…
Some kinds of plants evolve so quickly into new species that they surprised scientists compiling a genetic family tree showing how long each species on Earth has existed. Researchers at Yale working on the Tree of Life Project finally figured out why these plant species evolve so quickly, and their research has some…